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 VISITATION - NOW DEFINED AS PARENTING TIME. 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 34 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). ---------------------------- When there are children involved, all judgments for divorce, legal separation or paternity must be accompanied by a Judgment of Allocation of Parental Responsibilities. A parenting schedule for weekly parenting time, holidays and summer vacation should be worked out and listed in said judgment. Parenting time must be specifically stated in order to be enforceable. Under the law effective January 1, 2016 the parents have an obligation to the children and a parent can be found in CRIMINAL CONTEMPT OF COURT for failure to exercise his or her parenting time as this is now a legal obligation that the parents have to their children. There is no correlation between child support and parenting time - Just because you are behind in your child support obligation or child support is reserved because you have no income is not a basis for the parent the child resides with to deprive you of your right to see your child and be a part of his or her life. You should have routine telephone contact with your children and regular visitation / parenting time with your child / children. If this is not happening retain me to make sure that it does happen. Do not let the residential parent take your children out of your life. 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 35 YEARS OF LEGAL EXPERIENCE - EXPERIENCE COUNTS! 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