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Family Law Attorneys

With Offices in Tazewell & Peoria County

At Butler, Giraudo & Meister, P.C., a Peoria and Tazewell County divorce lawyer from our team is here to help you navigate the challenges of any divorce or family law matter you may be facing. We are dedicated to the practice of Family Law in Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford County and throughout Central Illinois. We provide effective and compassionate legal counsel in pursuit of our clients’ goals when dealing with any matrimonial issue, including, but not limited to divorce, alimony, division of marital assets, child custody, and child support.

Our goal is to protect your rights, every step of the way. Our firm believes in real solutions. This begins with getting to know you, educating you on your legal matter and helping you make informed decisions about your future. When you partner with Butler, Giraudo & Meister, P.C., you will be treated with the respect you deserve and receive the quality legal representation you need to move forward with your life in the best possible manner.

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Honesty

We will make sure you are aware of all your options, and guide you toward making the best decisions in your case.

Experience

We have a proven record of success in our combined 70-plus years of experience in the practice of Family Law.

Commitment

Our attorneys share a passion for helping people with the financial and emotional effects of a family breakdown.

Preparation

Preparation is the key to success. Our attorneys are relentless in gathering all the facts and information required to present a compelling case.

Results

We aggressively and thoroughly advocate our client’s position from the beginning of concern to a successful conclusion.

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"Attorney Giraudo could not have been more professional, thorough, and involved than she was in our case. She put our son’s interest first and fought to protect him from the start to the finish."

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"Susan Butler and her staff are very caring, compassionate, and trustworthy! Susan’s knowledge about divorce law was very comforting to me in such a stressful time in my life – the end of a 30-year marriage! She and her staff were always quick to respond to any questions and concerns of mine. Susan was very…

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"Thank you so much, Susan, for your hard work and expertise. I feel as a father in the state of Illinois that what I am trying to achieve is nearly impossible. Although rather intimidating, I am so glad I chose to have your office full of extremely intelligent women represent me. My heart has ached…

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"Ms. Butler, God has placed you on my heart and therefore is the motivation behind this letter. In the rush of day-to-day life and activities, I don’t always take advantage of the opportunity God gives me to let others know how they have impacted my life. During our second one-on-one meeting, I was attempting to…

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"I would recommend Susan Butler to represent you in any family law issue. Susan is professional, compassionate, and is dedicated to her profession. Susan did not sugarcoat anything during my case. She provided me the answers to my case that a knowledgeable and experienced attorney would know. Every male in the State of Illinois understands…

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"Kelly Giraudo was thoughtful, professional, persistent, and calm. She let me know up front what to expect and kept me informed throughout the process. She was very easy to communicate with. I would highly recommend Kelly’s services."

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"Susan is an outstanding attorney. She is highly responsive, detail-oriented, highly empathetic, and overall a tremendous advocate for her clients. I felt very comfortable raising questions and concerns and always felt like Susan had my best interests in mind. During a difficult process, I felt very confident in Susan’s abilities to represent me and all…

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"If I could only put into words how pleased I am with the services that Tami Meister has provided for our family….the process and circumstances of adoption were very stressful for our family. Tami provided us always with a sense of relief and assurance. While in court, she never missed a beat and knew ALL…

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"Susan and her support staff did an outstanding job representing me in a difficult divorce case. Her expertise, experience, high integrity, and guidance during the 14 month process was invaluable and allowed us to reach a fair agreement with my now ex-spouse. I highly recommend her services if you are facing the difficult decision of…

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"Before today I thought that no one ever totally won a family law case and that practicing in that area would never be rewarding. You may not have solved world peace but you brought some peace to my little world today. You also salvaged what was a rapidly deteriorating co-parenting relationship. Today two precious tiny…

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"Tamara is a very caring, knowledgeable, trustworthy attorney. Always made me feel comfortable and I knew I was in good hands. You can tell she cares about her clients and she values the relationship she has with her clients. Cant say enough good things about my experience!"

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"I was very impressed with Tami’s preparation for my case and delivery in the courtroom. She listened very well to what I told her about the person we were going up against and exploited that person’s characteristics during her cross-examination. Her knowledge of the law and her knowledge of how to present to the judge…

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"In June of 2008, my husband of 29 years announced he was “moving on.” He left me, our children, and our home – never to return again. I was devastated, fearful, and desperately in need of a good attorney. I searched the phone book and the Internet. That is where I found Susan Butler. Nine…

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"I cannot say enough about Tami Meister, not only did she provide great and professional legal advice anytime I called or emailed (which was a lot), she also had a way of reassuring me every time I felt like I was fighting an uphill battle. She knows her stuff and is not afraid to let…

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"Kelly listened very well took the time to understand exactly what I needed. She was extremely supportive and passionate for my case. I couldn’t have asked for someone better. She knew what I wanted before I did. Thank you, Kelly!!!!"

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"My husband and I reached out to Tamara during the continuation of a custody battle with my ex-husband. We had been told that we did not have a chance and that a settlement would be the only option. Of course, we felt that settling was not an option and would do anything to maintain our…

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"I would like to start out by saying that Tami is by far one of the most passionate people I’ve ever met when it comes to what she does. She loves what she does and it shows through her hard work. I would recommend her a million times over. Not only her but her entire…

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"I was highly impressed with the entire firm. They were extremely professional and stuck to everything that they promised to do. Tami was honest about trying to expedite my case and did everything she could to make that happen. I appreciate everything that this firm did for me and my family. I don’t think we…

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"Tami Meister of Butler & Giraudo Law Offices was fantastic! I was very blessed and appreciative to have Tami’s representation. She is very knowledgeable and professional. She was everything and more during my case(s). During every conversation, she was very attentive, informative and passionate toward my thoughts and opinions."

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"Susan looked at every aspect of my case and helped me achieve my desired outcome plus some! She looked out for my best interests and respected my decisions. Susan looked at my situation as a person and not just another divorce case to process on paper. She gathered information about my 20-year marriage, my children,…

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"Tamara is AMAZING at what she does. She truly cares and 100% knows what she is doing and it shows. I was always nervous to face my son’s father in court due to our history and she was always calm, cool, and collected not to mention supportive, confident, and reassuring. She helped me stay calm…

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"Kelly Giraudo is a true professional. If you're looking for an attorney to sugar coat things just to give you unrealistic expectations, go elsewhere. If you want an attorney who will give you her candid, professional opinion about your prospects in court vs mediation, you're in the right place."

- Ashley W.

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The law firm you choose is both important and impactful. With the advice of a knowledgeable Peoria and Tazewell County divorce lawyer at our firm, you will make informed decisions about your future. You will also be a more effective negotiator and a better advocate for your children. Our goal is also to promote a positive, cooperative relationship between you and your former spouse if you have children together. We care about your life going forward and strive to assist you and those you care for as you enter a new phase of life. It all starts with your initial consultation.

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Divorce & Separation

Butler, Giraudo & Meister, P.C. is significantly experienced in all matters of divorce and separation, having served Central Illinois for decades. If you are planning to get divorced, you should contact a divorce lawyer at our firm right away.

Child and Family issues

Our firm recognizes that nothing comes before your family. Whether you have been divorced with children involved, would like your family to grow, or you’re looking to start anew, Butler, Giraudo & Meister, P.C. wants to help you every step of the way.

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