Top Palos Park, IL Independent Adoption Lawyers Near You

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    Wakenight & Associates, P.C.

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

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Downers Grove 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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    Wakenight & Associates P C

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

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Mokena 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

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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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    Law Offices of James A. Podgorny

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

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

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    SmithAmundsen LLC

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

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

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    Robert J. Schmit Attorney at Law

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

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Palos Heights 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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    Dolci & Weiland

    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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    Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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

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

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    Dolci & Weiland

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Oakbrook Terrace Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Oakbrook Terrace Office | Serving Palos Park, IL

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    Weiler & Lengle, PC

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

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

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    Momkus LLP

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

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

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    Nigohosian & Dahlquist, P.C.

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

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Wheaton 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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    Consumer Law Group, LLC

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

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

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    Fisher & Phillips LLP

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

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

Palos Park Independent Adoption Information

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Lead Counsel independently verifies Independent Adoption attorneys in Palos Park by conferring with Illinois bar associations and conducting annual reviews to confirm that an attorney practices in their advertised practice areas and possesses a valid bar license for the appropriate jurisdictions.

Find a Palos Park Independent Adoption Attorney in your area

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.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

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.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it’s possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

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