D. SMITH - ATTORNEY AT LAW Practicing Law Since 1980 www.TheIllinoisAttorney.com 2021 Midwest Rd. - Suite 200, Oak Brook, IL. 60523 161 N. Clark St. - Suite 1600, Chicago, IL. 60601 1800 Nations Dr. - Suite 117, Gurnee, IL. 60031 630-415-8705 CALL ME FOR A FREE TELEPHONE CONSULTATION: MON - FRI FROM 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. & SATURDAY FROM 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. I AM HERE TO HELP YOU. Email: DS@TheIllinoisAttorney.com Fax (312) 264-5507 Family Law (Divorce / Paternity / Custody / Support / Visitation / Alimony) Serving Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County & Lake County, IL. (Case must be filed in the county where one of the parties resides - I do NOT represent parties in any counties other than Cook, DuPage, Kane and Lake because I believe that when you hire me I should be the attorney in court with you and I do not want to spread myself too thin because that would not be fair to my other clients.- I am sorry and I hope that you understand.) FREE TELEPHONE CONSULTATION AT (630) 415-8705 No Hidden Charges - My fees include court costs! SIMPLE UNCONTESTED DIVORCE $1,750 - FINAL IN 2 TO 4 WEEKS (INCLUDES ENTRY OF JUDGMENT OF ALLOCATION OF PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES -REQUIRED WHEN THERE ARE MINOR CHILDREN) Better Business Bureau - A+ Rating Check out my BBB rating at: bbb.org - Search D. Smith - Oak Brook, Illinois PRE-NUPTIAL AGREEMENT KNOW YOUR RIGHTS - CALL ME FOR A FREE CONSULTATION. - DIVORCE IS HARD, LET AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL MAKE IT EASIER FOR 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 35 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). ---------------------------- A pre-nuptial agreement is an agreement entered into between two parties contemplating marriage which discloses each party's assets and provides for the distribution of said assets and may address the issue of maintenance (alimony) if the parties should obtain a divorce at a later date. A pre-nuptial agreement (of course) is executed prior to the marriage of the parties. In order for a pre-nuptial agreement to be enforceable it is advisable that each party be represented by an attorney who will review the contract with his client and sign the agreement indicating that he has given the individual legal advice. It is very likely that the court will not enforce a pre-nuptial agreement where one of the parties is not represented by an attorney at the time of its execution Even if a pre-nuptial agreement provides for the waiver of maintenance (alimony) if the parties should divorce, the Court may find said provision unconscionable and award a spouse maintenance based upon the financial circumstances of the parties. At least if there is a pre-nuptial agreement which provides that both parties are waiving maintenance (alimony) there is a very good argument that it would be unconscionable not to enforce the agreement because the consideration for said agreement was the parties marriage to each other. This provides you with much better odds that said provision will be enforced versus not having said agreement and taking your chances when you divorce later on. My minimum retainer fee to prepare a pre-nuptial agreement is $1,000.00. RETAIN MY LAW FIRM AND BENEFIT FROM MY 35 YEARS OF LEGAL EXPERIENCE - EXPERIENCE COUNTS! Visa / Mastercard / Discover / AMEX Accepted Installment Payment Plans Available. 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. 630-415-8705 D. Smith - © - 2016 TheIllinoisAttorney.com - Experienced Divorce Lawyer - Contested Divorce - Uncontested Divorce - Practicing Law Since 1980