Top Downers Grove, IL Independent Adoption Lawyers Near You

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    SmithAmundsen LLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Crystal Lake Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Crystal Lake Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

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    The Foray Firm

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Homewood Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Homewood Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

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    Consumer Law Group, LLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Wheeling Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Wheeling Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

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    The Taradash Group P.C.

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

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    Law Office of Daniel D. Hinich

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Homewood Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Homewood Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

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    Lathrop GPM

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

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    SmithAmundsen LLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Wheaton Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Wheaton Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

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    Consumer Law Group, LLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

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    Paul Hastings LLP

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

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    Dolci & Weiland

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Oakbrook Terrace Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Oakbrook Terrace Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

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    Joshua Lloyd Law, LLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Geneva Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Geneva Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

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    Robert J. Schmit Attorney at Law

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Palos Heights Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Palos Heights Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

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    Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd.

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

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    Wakenight & Associates P C

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Oak Park Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Oak Park Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

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    SmithAmundsen LLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Geneva Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Geneva Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

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    SmithAmundsen LLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Woodstock Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Woodstock Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

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    Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C.

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

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    Wakenight & Associates, P.C.

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Downers Grove Office

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Downers Grove Office

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    Davis Friedman, LLP

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Downers Grove, IL

Downers Grove Independent Adoption Information

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Find an Independent Adoption Attorney near Downers Grove

Are you considering an Independent Adoption?

Do you want to adopt a child without going through an adoption agency? Consult with a Downers Grove attorney experienced in arranging independent adoptions. Your attorney can work with you and the birth parents to ensure an agreeable arrangement for all.

Independent Adoptions Do Not Use Adoption Agencies

An independent adoption is also referred to as a private adoption. Not every state permits such adoptions, but a Downers Grove attorney can advise you on the applicable law in your case and he or she will work with you and the birth parents to arrange communication, prepare legal papers, negotiate payments to the birth mother, and assist you throughout the adoption process.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic “road map” on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you’ve laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

How to Find the Right Attorney

  • Determine the area of law that relates to your issue. Attorneys specialize in specific practice areas around legal issues within the broad field of law.
  • Seek out recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues. A successful attorney or practice will typically have many satisfied clients.
  • Set up consultation appointments to get a better understanding of your case as well as gauge your comfort level with different attorneys. Find the attorney who is the right fit for your needs.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff – a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment – A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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