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Law Offices of Jesse V. Barrientes

Family Lawyer | Serving Chicago, IL

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866-219-1482

Call an Experienced Family Law Attorney Who is dedicated to his Client's Needs

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Law Offices of Scott Tzinberg

Family Lawyer | Chicago, IL

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312-332-0966

Family Law Attorney Committed to Helping Families Navigate through Trying Times with Personal Attention and Understanding

For over 19 years, Attorney Scott Tzinberg has been concentrating his practice in the area of family law and domestic relations. With the understanding that family issues are very stressful for his clients, his goal is to help relieve some of the stress by providing meticulous and experienced legal assistance so that his clients can move forward and begin healing. His …

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Rhonda L. Rosenthal, P.C.

Family Lawyer | Serving Chicago, IL

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815-200-4791

Working with Families in Crisis
Handling All Types of Family Law Matters and Probate Court Issues Including Guardianships for Disabled Adults & Closing Estates

When I was ten years old, I decided that I wanted to be an attorney so that I could help people when they were in trouble.  While working my way though college as an assistant for three attorneys, I decided that I wanted to focus in probate and family law.  I felt that in these areas of law, people were at their most vulnerable and emotional, and they needed a …

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Women's Divorce & Family Law by Haid & Teich LLP

Family Lawyer | Chicago, IL

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Se Habla Español

312-585-6604

Empowering Women and Their Families. Convenient Office Locations in Chicago, Lisle and Lake Forest to Serve You!

As the first law firm in the Chicagoland area to focus on women’s and mothers’ rights, the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group by Haid and Teich LLP is highly attuned to the unique needs and challenges confronting women going through the divorce process.That is why we were deemed Super Lawyers in both 2016 and 2017, named a 10 Best Family Law Firm by …

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Goldberg Law Group

Family Lawyer | Chicago, IL

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Se Habla Español

312-380-0185

Vigorous Representation In Illinois For More Than 40 Years

The attorneys at Goldberg Law Group understand the emotional turmoil that comes with family law disputes. Whether you are seeking visitation, custody, divorce, child support, maintenance out of state removal or all of the above, Goldberg Law Group can help with aggressive, effective and cost efficient legal representation. We have over 40 years experience of representing …

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MLG Law Group

Family Lawyer | Chicago, IL

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A Family Law firm representing clients in the Chicago area.

The Mehta Law Group is one of Chicago’s premier law firms. Our team of lawyers and staff are here to serve you and to help build a better future for yourself and your family. We represent individuals, families, and children in every aspect of the legal process from beginning to end. Our attorneys bring with them over 30 years of combined experience, we are …

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Law Offices of Kevin Saville

Family Lawyer | Chicago, IL

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Divorce Lawyer With Over 20 Years’ Experience, Certified In Mediation & Collaborative Law!

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Chicago Family Law Information

Are You Dealing with a Family Law Issue?

Family law matters can be overwhelming and incredibly sensitive. The longer the problem remains unresolved, the greater the toll it can have on the welfare and well-being of you and your family. An experienced Chicago family law attorney will help protect your rights.

Family Law Issues

There are many legal issues that face families, such as child custody, child support, divorce, domestic violence, legal separation, annulment, paternity or spousal support. Of course, as diverse as families are, there are more Family Law issues that land under this broad category of law.

Remember dealing with a Family Law issue will not only have an impact in your life emotionally, but also legally and financially. It is very important to take the time to discover long-term solutions for your family's needs and future.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

Lead Counsel Rated Attorneys

Lead Counsel's objective process independently verifies attorney records, conferring with state bars across the country and conducting annual reviews to confirm that the attorney practices in the legal categories as indicated, possesses a valid bar license, and is eligible to practice in the specific jurisdiction.

Court Locations in Chicago, IL

Circuit Court of Cook County - County Division

50 West Washington St.,Chicago,IL60602
Phone: (312) 603-6194

Circuit Court of Cook County - Criminal Division

2600 South California Ave.,Chicago,IL60608
Phone: (773) 674-3160

Circuit Court of Cook County - First Municipal District

50 West Washington St.,Chicago,IL60602
Phone: (312) 603-6132