Raiford Palmer

STG Divorce Law


A best-selling author of divorce guide “I Just Want This Done,” and a top-rated lawyer in Divorce and Family Law for several years, Raiford concentrates his practice in high net worth and complex asset divorce matters in Chicago.

His bestselling divorce book, “I Just Want This Done, How Smart, Successful People get Divorced Without Losing Their Kids, Money, and Minds”, is available on Amazon.


Loyola University-Chicago School of Law

Admitted to Practice


AAML Position(s) Held

  • Member, Board of Managers 2022-

Legal Organizations

  • Secretary and Member of Board of Directors, Family Shelter Service of DuPage County
  • Member, American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Will County Bar Association.
  • Mediator, Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Guardian ad Litem, Circuit Court for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit (DuPage County)
  • Fellow, Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
  • Fellow, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member of Board of Directors, DuPage County Bar Foundation, 2009-2013

CLE Presentations

  • 2009  Presenter, The Oasis Experience, Inc.,  
  • 2010  Presenter: DCBA Mega Meeting, 2010. “Drafting Pitfalls and Tips for Family law Agreements.
  • 2011  Presenter, DuPage County Bar Association Family law committee, “New Illinos Rules of Evidence.”
  • Presenter:  DuPage County Bar Association, “Guardian ad Litem Part I.”
  • 2012  Instructor, DuPage County Bar Association, “Civil law Trial Advocacy Program.”
  • Presenter, NBI “Advanced Issues in Divorce: Ethical Dilemmas.”
  • Presenter, NBI, “Advanced Issues in Divorce: Resolving Disputes and Speeding up the Process.”
  • 2014  Presenter, NBI, “Common Mistakes in Dividing Marital Assets, Failure to Obtain and Interpret All Financial Documents.”
  • Presenter, NBI, “Common Mistakes in Dividing Marital Assets, Proper Valuation of Martial Assets.

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