Paternity Attorney | Serving Chicago, IL
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 …
Paternity Attorney | Chicago, IL
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 …
Paternity Attorney | Chicago, IL
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 …
Paternity cases are usually brought by the mother to prove that a specific man is the father of the child she is carrying or has birthed. In proving her case, she can obtain child support and payment for expenses related to the pregnancy and birth.
Whether you are suing or defending, contacting a Chicago attorney experienced in paternity law is vital. The attorney can collect evidence, identify witnesses and hire an expert to testify on your behalf. Although DNA testing is reliable, the paternity defendant can challenge the lab results as inaccurate.
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.
An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.
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:
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.
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