Bar Admissions
Illinois, 2002

The John Marshall Law School
Chicago, Illinois
Juris Doctor, 2002

Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, May 1993
Emphasis in Child Development and Family Studies

Sara L. Busche

Sara L. Busche, formerly of Gitlin & Busche, handles divorce, allocation of parental responsibilities, child support enforcement, and paternity cases in McHenry County, Illinois. She understands pursuing divorce is one of the most difficult and emotional decisions you will ever make, especially if you have young children. Attorney Busche firmly believes communication is the cornerstone of the family law attorney and client relationship. She knows all family law problems should be handled aggressively but with understanding. Because emotions can run high, Attorney Busche is keenly aware it is important to respond promptly to your needs and to educate you about Illinois family law. As a member of a McHenry County Illinois family law firm, she pledges to respond promptly to you and treat your case with the compassion and diligence it deserves.

Attorney Busche has the legal experience and courtroom experience that helps SB Law, P.C. excel for our clients. She represents husbands and wives, fathers and mothers like you who are going through or are about to embark on one of the most challenging times of their lives. Sara L. Busche gets results.


Sara L. Busche earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Purdue University in 1993. She worked for Lutheran Social Services of Illinois as a forensic program coordinator and senior case manager after graduation and until she returned to academia to obtain her Juris Doctor degree. Attorney Busche attended The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, earning her law degree in 2002. She grew up in Elgin, Illinois and now resides in Woodstock.

Faculty Positions, Publications, and Affiliations

In addition to her work as a Woodstock family lawyer, Attorney Busche frequently lectures in continuing legal educational programs for lawyers in the areas of divorce, child related matters, child support, and ethics.

Among other accolades, Attorney Busche is the consulting editor for the LexisNexis Practice Guide Illinois Family Law – 2015 Edition. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is a member of the Section of Family Law Publications Development Board of the American Bar Association. Illinois Super Lawyers named her a Rising Star in 2012, a designation reserved for only 2.5 percent of all Illinois lawyers. Attorney Busche is BV rated by Martindale- Hubbell.

Other publications include:

  • “Child Support; The Price of Not Paying” Illinois Bar Journal, Vol.97, No. 1. January 2009.
  • “Ordering Payment of Fees For Pro Bono Attorneys in Family Law Court Proceedings” Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Newsletter, Vol 49, No.6. March 2006.
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Child Custody Litigation Handbook’s Settlement of the Child Custody Case: Initial Structuring of the Child Custody Case 2004 Edition (updated 2006).
  • Contributing author to Gitlin on Divorce – Case Report (2002 to 2014)
  • Contributing author to Gitlin on Divorce: A Guide to Illinois Matrimonial Law, Enforcement Proceedings [18-11] (2008)
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