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What is a Legal Retainer?

What is a legal retainer and how does it work? A legal retainer is a lump sum payment made by a client to an attorney at the commencement of legal representation.  It facilitates the satisfaction of costs (court costs, clerk filing fees, process server fees, etc) and...

Uncontested Divorce

What is an uncontested divorce? An uncontested divorce is one in which both parties are in agreement with each and every request in the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.  The Petition for Dissolution of Marriage is the initial filing with the Court that commences...

What is Domestic Violence?

What is Domestic Violence? Any person who commits an act of abuse against another family member or household member has broken Illinois domestic violence law. How are family or household members defined?  Under Illinois law, family or household members are defined as:...