Top Palos Park, IL Independent Adoption Lawyers Near You

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    Consumer Law Group, LLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Berwyn Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Berwyn Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

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    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

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    SmithAmundsen LLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | St. Charles Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | St. Charles Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

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    Law Office of Russell D. Knight

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

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    McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Joliet Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Joliet Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

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    Paul Hastings LLP

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

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    Lathrop GPM

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

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    Dickinson Wright PLLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

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    Davis Friedman, LLP

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

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    The Law Offices of Mia S. McPherson, P.C.

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Elmhurst Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Elmhurst Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

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    Shelley B. Ballard PC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

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    SmithAmundsen LLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

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    Joshua Lloyd Law, LLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Geneva Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Geneva Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

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    Martoccio & Martoccio

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Hinsdale Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Hinsdale Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

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    Goostree Law Group

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | St. Charles Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | St. Charles Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

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    Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd.

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

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    Consumer Law Group, LLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Aurora Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Aurora Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

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    SmithAmundsen LLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Wheaton Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Wheaton Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

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    The Foray Firm

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Homewood Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Homewood Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

Palos Park Independent Adoption Information

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Find an Independent Adoption Attorney near Palos Park

Are you considering an Independent Adoption?

Do you want to adopt a child without going through an adoption agency? Consult with a Palos Park 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 Palos Park 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.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances – such as being charged with a crime – where you should always seek experienced legal help.

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

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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