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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Embarking on a divorce can be challenging. As divorce attorneys in Schaumburg, we're here to support you from the initial petition to the final settlement or trial. Our approach centers around your needs, ensuring the process is as smooth as possible. Whether it’s drafting petitions, responding to filings, or managing discovery, we aim to facilitate a fair and efficient resolution, always keeping your interests at the forefront.
Deciding child custody is a sensitive issue, and as your Schaumburg law firm, we focus on what's best for your children. Our role is to help the court see the most favorable arrangement for your child, considering all relevant factors. When it comes to child support, we follow statutory guidelines but also recognize unique circumstances that might call for deviation. As your Schaumburg attorney, we ensure that every decision aligns with your child’s best interests.
Life changes, and so might your needs post-divorce. If you're looking to modify custody or visitation orders due to significant life changes, we're here to help. We'll guide you in filing a petition for modification, ensuring that the welfare of your children remains a priority. In matters of maintenance, alimony, and property settlements, we provide diligent representation to safeguard your interests, both now and in the future.
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Our Schaumburg lawyers explain how to file for divorce in Illinois. We 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 Schaumburg lawyers give an introduction to estate planning. We explain 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 discuss providing end of life instructions through a living will.
In this article, our Schaumburg attorneys explain the Illinois probate process. We explain 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.