Attorney At Law
Better Business Bureau - A+ Rating
D. SMITH - ATTORNEY AT LAW
Practicing Law Since 1980
Experienced Child Custody Attorney - Aggressive Child Custody Lawyer
2021 Midwest Rd. - Suite 200, Oak Brook, IL. 60523
161 N. Clark St. - Suite 4700, Chicago, IL. 60601
1800 Nations Dr. - Suite 117, Gurnee, IL. 60031
Serving Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County & Lake County - Illinois
Family Law (Divorce / Paternity / Custody / Support / Alimony)
30 YEARS EXPERIENCE:
ORDER OF PROTECTION
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CALL ME FOR A FREE TELEPHONE CONSULTATION: MON - SAT FROM 9:00 A.M. -10:00 P.M. I AM HERE TO HELP YOU.
All attorney's fees include complete legal representation in court. Documents are prepared relating specifically to your case, an attorney explains the documents to you before you sign them and an attorney is with you in court. You are not alone - your attorney is with you every step of the way. Let my 30 years of experience work for you!
CALL ME FOR A FREE TELEPHONE CONFERENCE AT (630) 415-8705 TO DISCUSS WHAT SERVICES CAN BE PROVIDED AND THE FEE FOR SAID LEGAL SERVICES. WHEN YOU CALL MY OFFICE YOU TALK TO ME (NOT A PARALEGAL OR SOMEONE JUST OUT OF LAW SCHOOL) AND WHEN YOU GO TO COURT I AM THERE WITH YOU - NOT ANOTHER ATTORNEY (POSSIBLY SOMEONE JUST OUT OF LAW SCHOOL WITH LITTLE OR NO EXPERIENCE).
The issue of child custody is one of the most important issues that has to be decided in a divorce or paternity action. There can be full custody of the child/children to one parent or joint custody with the physical residence of the child/children being with one parent or split between the parents. The court also will have to address the issue of visitation rights of the non-custodial parent or non-residential parent. Hopefully, the parties will be able to agree between themselves as to the custody issues.
If the parties cannot agree on child custody than the court will have to consider what is in the best interest of the child/children. In a contested custody case the Court will normally appoint an attorney for the child/children to protect their interests and provide input to the Court. The Court may also request psychiatric evaluations of both parents.
The issue of child custody is to be determined within eighteen (18) months of the case being filed with the Court.
Please make an appointment to come to my office to discuss your legal rights and the procedures that need to be followed. Let my thirty (30) years of experience provide you with the representation that you need in this very difficult time of your life.
Make an appointment to come in for an initial office consultation to discuss your case and what this law firm can do for you. Know your legal rights and obligations - Experience counts - Let us represent you and get you what you are legally entitled to.
Hire an experienced attorney and get it done right the first time and make sure that your rights are protected. Depending on the case and the pleadings involved, an experienced attorney may be able to complete the work twice or three times faster saving the client time and money. Also, an experienced attorney makes sure that you get what you are entitled to or pay the least amount possible.
I try to charge a very fair and reasonable fee for the work that is performed and you may find some attorneys who are not that familiar with the law and may take a copy of a form and type in certain variables and call it a completed document or not really devote sufficient time to your case. This law firm takes pride in our work and has the experience to know what should be done and what should not be done. Legal services performed may affect your life for many years to come and it is very important that you obtain the services of a qualified attorney with experience.
RETAIN MY LAW FIRM AND BENEFIT FROM MY 33 YEARS OF LEGAL EXPERIENCE - EXPERIENCE COUNTS!
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This website does not provide legal advice but instead is meant to give general information and should not be relied upon without seeking competent legal advice relating to your specific situation. What generally may be true may not apply in your case depending upon the specific facts and circumstances involved. Nothing contained in this website is meant to create an attorney-client relationship and no attorney-client relationship is created until a written retainer agreement is executed by the attorney and client and a retainer fee is paid to the attorney.