Experienced Family Law Attorneys in Southern Illinois

Life is full of changes, twists and turns. With over 65 years’ experience in family law, you have a knowledgeable and compassionate advocate in every aspect of the discipline. With Barrett, Twomey, Broom, Hughes & Hoke, LLP on your side when tides change, you can move confidently knowing you’re prepared for whatever happens.


Over 135,000 babies get adopted every year in the United States. Getting the family you want through the best means and the most reliable sources can be a dream come true for prospective parents. If you are looking to give your child up for adoption or start your family with adoption, Barrett, Twomey, Broom, Hughes & Hoke, LLP, can make sure that you are protected and aware of all options.

Prenuptial Agreements

A prenup doesn’t always have to be about the end of a marriage. It does spell out the rules about the one subject that impacts relationships most: money. It answers questions about financial input of both individuals, savings, assets, debt-handling in the event of income loss and yes, even asset distribution in the event of separation or divorce. Take the time to design your prenup now and save your marriage later.


Love is a fickle mistress. One moment, you’re planning your life with someone and the next you’re planning your escape. When separation or divorce looms in your near future, consult with an attorney that genuinely wants what’s best for your family. Barrett, Twomey, Broom, Hughes & Hoke, LLP considers the needs of all parties to draft separation agreements and temporary custody arrangements that make divorce or reconciliation easier.

Child Support

Even in divorce, children having equal access to both parents should be the main goal. We walk you through the journey of crafting a child support and visitation agreement with this goal in mind.

Guardian Ad LItem

In the event that parents’ actions do not reflect the best interest of a child, a judge may appoint a Guardian Ad Litem. Barrett, Twomey, Broom, Hughes & Hoke, LLP, is an Illinois-registered and certified Guardian Ad Litem. We have the experience and compassion to do what is required and necessary.