- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
We work on an hourly basis for time spent handling a client's case, and in some cases we do work on a flat fee basis. We need to discuss the needs of the client to find out what works best. With hourly cases, we require an up front deposit (not earned until we do the work). The deposit is refundable.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The new client speaks to one of our client specialists, then schedules a consultation (by phone, Zoom video conference, or in person). The in person meeting can be at one of our three office locations (Chicago Loop, Naperville, or St. Charles) or we can also choose other locations in Chicagoland if needed.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Our firm is comprised of excellent attorneys, all dedicated to divorce and family law. I've been a lawyer for 25 years, and have concentrated in divorce for over 10. I've won awards for client service from Avvo.com, and have been named a SuperLawyer and Leading Lawyer in family law for several years. I am also a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the premier organization of divorce attorneys in the United States. The AAML requires extensive vetting and testing before admission. Further, I am a Fellow in the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, and handle collaborative law cases. I am a trained mediator and handle mediation work. I've had extensive experience both with divorce cases taken through trial and those resolved by negotiation. I frequently lecture other divorce attorneys on legal topics related to this area of law practice.