Attorney Faye M. Lyon, P.C.

Rockford's Trusted Family Law Attorney

Meet the Attorney

Attorney Faye M. Lyon P.C., divorce attorney in Rockford IL, was born and has been a life-long resident of Rockford Illinois. She has been practicing law since 1987, focusing and specializing in the area of family law, which not only encompasses dissolution of marriage or divorce work, custody and child support, but also includes wills, trusts, estates, juvenile, paternity, guardianships, collection matters and real estate.


Attorney Lyon is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Winnebago County Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Association, having served as President from 1991-1993. As a member of the Winnebago County Bar Association, she is involved with the Family Law Section, serving as the Chairman of the Facilitation Committee, the Children’s Advocacy Section, the Estate Section, and the Real Estate Section.

Divorce attorney Faye M. Lyon

Attorney Services

Practice Areas

Divorce services in Rockford IL


Going through divorce is no easy task.
Let Attorney Lyon guide you

Child Custody Attorney

Allocation of Parental Responsibilities

Formerly known as Custody and Visitation

Child Support Attorney - Faye M. Lyon P.C. in Rockford Illinois

Child Support

Not always is child support seemingly fair

Spousal Support and Alimony in Illinois


Paying alimony is one of the results from a divorce.

Property Division during Divorce - Divorce Attorney Faye M. Lyon


The division of assets is often the most negotiated item of a divorce.

How to obtain orders of protection in Illinois


Feel you need protection from a spouse?

Paternity Lawyer - Faye M. Lyon - Family Legal Services


Being a father is one of life's greatest joys
Protect your right as a father.

Pre Nuptial Agreements Lawyer Services - Faye M. Lyon - Rockford IL


Looking for added protection before getting married?

Lawyer for Post Divorce Modifications - Faye M. Lyon Law Services - Rockford IL

Modifications and/or Enforcement

Modify your divorce terms with the right legal representation.

Your Best Interest In Mind

Navigating family law matters is rarely easy.

Effective legal representation requires thoughtful advice and aggressive representation from an experienced family law attorney. At the law office of Attorney Faye M. Lyon, P.C. in Rockford IL, I provide my clients with individualized attention and solutions from the beginning of your case to resolution. My mission in every case is to provide skilled representation and caring client service. I never lose sight of your best interests or the best interests of your children. Regardless of whether your case is resolved through settlement or litigation.

My dedication and goal is to equip you with the knowledge and strategy necessary to protect your short and long term interests as well as those of your family.

If you need a divorce and would like to speak with Attorney Lyon, you can be sure your inquiry will be met with sincere concern for you and the welfare of your family.

Helpful questions about family law:

There is an old saying that in criminal court you have bad people at their best, but in divorce court you have good people at their worst.  A divorce sometimes brings out every negative emotion in the human experience and is the most stressful time a person and/or their children can go through.  When choosing an attorney to represent you, you need to be able to connect with that attorney.  Here are a few things they should be able to do:

• Ability to communicate well

During your case, you will need to be able to effectively communicate your concerns and expectations to your lawyer, and your attorney will need to be able to clearly explain things to you regarding your case and provide you with realistic expectations.

• Experience

Your divorce case is likely to touch all aspects of your life-family, finances, retirement, career, etc.  To protect your interests, your attorney should be knowledgeable and experienced enough in his or her practice to deal with the complexities of your case, while allowing you to continue your daily life as much as possible.

• Composure

Your attorney's ability to maintain composure is not just about staying calm and focused with you, but also about exhibiting self-control before the Court or with your spouse's attorney, even if frustrated.  Look for a divorce lawyer who will represent your interests strongly, but who will not take matters personally if the rulings are not in your favor. You do not want the Judge focused on the attorney's behavior, but on your issues.

Every lawyer tries to respond to a client in an expeditious manner, but there are occasions in which the attorney is in court or unavailable to respond as quickly as the client may desire. To maintain a practice, a lawyer has to take on many cases, all of which are important, but responsibilities for each case can sometimes overlap in the Courts expectation as to the filing of pleadings or setting court appearances, and the lawyer needs the trust of the client that matters are being handled effectively and efficiently.

Eventually, the overall case will be set for trial, if not settled. However, there will be intermittent temporary issues that will be set for hearings or argument prior to trial, as well as required statuses and case management dates. These court settings are usually set with many other cases, and if you are required to appear, you may have to wait for your case to be called. It is a frustrating process, but none the less, a process which requires patience.

There is a process called discovery, wherein either party may request their spouse to answer a series of questions or turn over documents. Further, once the process has started, it must be supplemented occasionally until there is a trial or settlement. This process is time consuming and expensive. Most notably, without a doubt, it is one of the aspects an attorney hears the most complaints about, as it is usually one of the most frustrating aspects for the client. However, without discovery there is no context to determine if the agreement is fair. And, if you do discovery and your spouse does not disclose an asset, but you later find out about it, you have a right to return to court and ask for your interest in it. If there is no discovery, you cannot ask for it.

Thank you for everything you have done to help me. I appreciate all the work you did to help my case ... I’ll send people your way if they need help."

– Barbara


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