Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese. You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand. You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.
The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls. Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails. An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.
Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs. Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible. It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.
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When it comes to family law matters, such as divorce, child adoption, and custody battles, our family law attorney in Rockford, IL, is ready to assist you. We understand the sensitivity and complexity of these cases and are committed to resolving them with compassion and diligence. Our approach is tailored to your specific circumstances, ensuring that your rights and interests are at the forefront of our strategy.
As versatile attorneys in Rockford, IL, our experience extends beyond family law. Whether you're facing bankruptcy, grappling with legal immigration issues, dealing with corporate law matters, or in need of criminal defense, we're here to guide you. Our aim is to navigate these legal challenges with you, providing clarity and support every step of the way.
Legal matters can be daunting, especially when you're uncertain about your rights and the legal procedures involved. Our attorney in Rockford, IL, is here to alleviate your concerns. We take the time to explain your rights, demystify legal processes, and stand by you in courtrooms and negotiations. Our focus is not just on resolving your current legal issue, but also on safeguarding your future and the well-being of your family, ensuring that the legal system works for you, not against you.
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A divorce can be a complicated and emotional ordeal, but our Rockford attorneys are here to make it as seamless as possible.
Our Rockford lawyers use the following article to explain the residency requirements in order to give Illinois jurisdiction over your divorce, the requirement of living separate and apart, how to initiate a divorce proceeding by filing a petition for dissolution of marriage, where to file your divorce petition, and the notice that must be served on your spouse once the divorce petition is filed.
Our Rockford lawyers want to give you an introduction to estate planning by explaining the difference between wills and trusts, and how both can be used together to accomplish your estate planning goals. We discuss how revocable living trusts can be used to ensure that your estate avoids probate when you pass. We also discuss how powers of attorney can prevent a guardianship proceeding in the event that you become mentally incompetent. Finally, we cover the execution of end of life instructions through a living will.
In this article, our Rockford attorneys explain the Illinois probate process including instances when probate is necessary, how to open a probate estate, and the various forms that must be filed along with the probate petition, we also discuss the notices that must be sent to heirs and creditors of the estate.