http://www.CADIZLAW.com Hi. I’m Carol. I’m the owner of O’Connor Cadiz Law. Thank you for visiting my website. I grew up near Chicago, and I had a pretty good childhood. I had terrific parents and a wonderful younger brother; but when I was 10-years-old my parents got divorced, and I took it pretty hard. Fortunately, my parents knew what to do in order to make it easier for my brother and me. I was able to grow knowing that things were okay, even though I came from a divorced background. I think that really helps me now as a divorce attorney to help bring those experiences into my practice.
I was interested in becoming a lawyer for as long as I can remember. Right out of law school in 1996, I went to work for a pretty large consumer bankruptcy firm. After working for a few bankruptcy firms for a while, I decided that I wanted to open up my own firm. I added to bankruptcy the family law portion of my practice – helping people with divorce, child custody, and child support situations. I’ve had my own law firm ever since.
It’s challenging work; it is difficult seeing people go through hard times on a day-to-day basis, but I love being able to see people through that difficult time and let people know that it will be okay. If they’re going through a divorce, there is light at the end of the tunnel. They’ll get through it. They’ll be stronger for it, and they can look forward to starting a new chapter in their lives. Or if they’re going through very stressful debt situations, I love helping people get to the other side of bankruptcy where they can get their fresh start and start over.
About the same time I started the law firm, I got married, and we now have two sons. So I’m a wife and a mother, and I try to bring my family values into the practice.