Top Lake County, IL Father's Rights Lawyers Near You

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    Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Lake County, IL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Lake County, IL

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    Dolci & Weiland

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Oakbrook Terrace Office | Serving Lake County, IL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Oakbrook Terrace Office | Serving Lake County, IL

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    McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Joliet Office | Serving Lake County, IL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Joliet Office | Serving Lake County, IL

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    Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Lake County, IL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Lake County, IL

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    The Foray Firm

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Homewood Office | Serving Lake County, IL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Homewood Office | Serving Lake County, IL

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    The Taradash Group P.C.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Lake County, IL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Lake County, IL

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    Martoccio & Martoccio

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Hinsdale Office | Serving Lake County, IL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Hinsdale Office | Serving Lake County, IL

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    SmithAmundsen LLC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | St. Charles Office | Serving Lake County, IL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | St. Charles Office | Serving Lake County, IL

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    SmithAmundsen LLC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Geneva Office | Serving Lake County, IL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Geneva Office | Serving Lake County, IL

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    The Barlow Law Firm LLC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Lake County, IL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Lake County, IL

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    SmithAmundsen LLC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Lake County, IL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Lake County, IL

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    Immigration Attorneys, LLP

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Lake County, IL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Lake County, IL

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    Lathrop GPM

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Lake County, IL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Lake County, IL

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    Weiler & Lengle, PC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | St. Charles Office | Serving Lake County, IL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | St. Charles Office | Serving Lake County, IL

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    Law Office of Russell D. Knight

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Lake County, IL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Lake County, IL

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    Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Lake County, IL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Lake County, IL

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    The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Wheaton Office | Serving Lake County, IL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Wheaton Office | Serving Lake County, IL

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    Wakenight & Associates, P.C.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Downers Grove Office | Serving Lake County, IL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Downers Grove Office | Serving Lake County, IL

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    O'Flaherty Law

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Downers Grove Office | Serving Lake County, IL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Downers Grove Office | Serving Lake County, IL

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    Goostree Law Group

    Father's Rights Lawyers | St. Charles Office | Serving Lake County, IL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | St. Charles Office | Serving Lake County, IL

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Father’s Rights

Courts historically have awarded custody to mothers under normal circumstances; however, courts today more frequently award custody to fathers. Fathers, generally, have the same rights to their child as the mother. These include claiming paternity, objecting to third party adoptions, having a voice in making decisions, and maintaining a relationship with the child.

Protecting Father’s Rights

To get the best result in conflicts regarding a father’s rights, obtaining the services of a Lake County attorney practicing father’s rights law is imperative. In determining the rights of a father, such as for custody, courts use the standard of who will serve the child’s best interests.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

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.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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