303 W. Main Street, West Dundee, IL 60118
 | 847-428-7725
Call for an Initial Consultation
Evening and Weekend Hours by Appointment
100 Illinois Street, Suite 200, St. Charles, IL 60174
 | 630-200-4882
By Appointment Only
Evening and Weekend Hours by Appointment
West Dundee, IL847-428-7725
St. Charles, IL630-200-4882
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Serving Kane, McHenry, DuPage and Cook Counties


You can trust us to guide you through this transformational time of your life from start to finish.


You can trust us to guide you through this transformational time of your life from start to finish.

Kane County Divorce Lawyers

Attorneys Providing Client-Focused Family Law Representation

At the Law Offices of Benedict Schwarz, II P.C., we have over five decades of combined experience representing clients in divorce, family law, estate planning, and real estate legal matters in Kane County, McHenry County, and surrounding areas. Our award-winning attorneys are well-established in the local community, and thousands of clients have trusted us to help them through some of the most challenging and trying periods of their lives. We have in-depth knowledge of the complexities of these areas of law, and we work closely with our clients to provide the skilled and personalized representation they need and deserve.

We understand the emotional, spiritual, and financial toll family-related legal issues have on our clients and their loved ones, and we work hard to make the legal process smooth and stress-free. We take the time to listen and understand our clients' needs, so we can develop innovative, practical, and effective solutions that account for all important factors and allow our clients to regain ownership of their lives.

  • Illinois Best Law Firms
  • Super lawyers
  • Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Comission
  • Lawyers Association Program
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • DuPage Bar Association
  • Martin Dale
  • aacfl

Estate Planning

Many life circumstances occur that prompt individuals to think about their future and the future of their family. There are also circumstances that may make it appropriate to revisit an estate plan to ensure it is still meeting your needs and goals. For example, if you were recently divorced, it might make sense to reevaluate your will, trusts, and other estate planning documents and make any necessary updates. Our lawyers have in-depth experience helping clients prepare for the future, and we work hard to help you complete your estate planning process in an efficient and comprehensible manner.

Real Estate

Real estate transactions are complicated for both buyers and sellers. There are numerous steps involved in the process, and the services of a skilled attorney are important to ensure that your interests are fully protected. Our lawyers have extensive knowledge of the real estate closing process, and we help clients avoid common pitfalls and make informed decisions during each step. Some of the services we provide include title examinations, document preparation and review, and coordination of communication between the parties involved in the transaction.

  • Benedict Schwarz, II

    Benedict Schwarz, II


    Benedict Schwarz, II has practiced matrimonial and family law for over four decades. Attorney Schwarz graduated from John Marshall Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1971. Since 2006, he has been named among the Illinois Super Lawyers, and he also has a 5 out of 5 AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Schwarz is an active member of the Kane County and Illinois State Bar Associations, and he is also a long-time member and previous director of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Benedict has received numerous awards, honors, and distinctions for his service to the legal community.

  • Biljana Mora

    Biljana Mora

    Law Clerk/Paralegal

    Biljana Mora graduated in July of 2007 from the Faculty of Law at the FON University in her native country of Macedonia, with a Major in European Law and Law of the European Union. In her homeland, she had a successful career as an Associate in a law firm that focused its practice in company, trade, and real estate law. In 2013, Biljana relocated to the United States. Since that time, she has obtained a real estate license, which she retains in an inactive status.

  • Angela Matijevic

    Angela Matijevic

    Client Services Manager

    Angela Matijevic graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with a Major in Marketing. Angela also attended the University of Arizona, where she participated in their foreign studies program, living in Guadalajara, Mexico while studying the language and culture. Angela was admitted to Roosevelt University’s Masters of Business Administration program, where she completed one third of the program and hopes to complete the remaining classes in the near future.



Emigrating to the United States I knew needed to have a new will and estate plan drafted. Attorney Schwarz and Attorney Niedermeyer were very knowledgeable and the entire process did not take long. A couple face to face visits along with some calls and emails and my documents were ready. I now have my power of attorney for healthcare and property in addition to my will and revocable living trust.

If you are looking for AWESOME, ROCKSTAR Divorce attorneys, look no further!!! Both Ben and Jennifer were professional, kind and understanding. They felt like friends, not lawyers. I was skeptical at first, but the end result was perfection! Deeply grateful for your representation and the commitment you put into my case. Thank you

This firm is very professional and gets things done. Ben is a great attorney who really knows how to negotiate the right deal for you. His years of experience shows every time he goes against opposing counsel. Also he is very easy to talk to and he kept me calm throughout the whole process, which is not easy because of my temperament. With all that said, I would highly recommend this firm.

The Law office of Ben Schwarz, II has been a life saver for me. During the hardest time in my life, Ben and everyone in the practice was on my side. They fought for me, did more than I could ever imagine from an attorney. I would recommend The Law Offices of Benedict Schwarz, II to anyone and everyone who needs a great attorney!



Does Anything Change in a Same-Sex Divorce in Illinois?


Although gay and lesbian couples in Illinois may face discrimination elsewhere in their lives, as far as Illinois divorce law is concerned, they are treated the same as heterosexual couples. This does not mean, however, that there are not any...Read More


Does Illinois Recognize Common Law Marriage?


Although many couples in Illinois want to get married, some are content to live together and share their lives without going through the expense and formality of a wedding. Unfortunately for couples who choose to simply cohabitate, even if it...Read More


When is Annulment an Option in Illinois?


People get married with high hopes for a bright future with their partner. Unfortunately, sometimes unforeseen problems arise during the first stages of marriage that make continuing the marriage impossible. Certain problems can be grounds for a special kind of...Read More

Back to Top