The Family Law Experts
At Buffalo Grove Law Offices, we understand the wide range of emotions and obstacles that you face during a divorce. This is one of the most overwhelming events that most people will ever face. We are committed to walking alongside you through this time, providing the solutions and insight you need to find answers and an outcome that is tailored to your family.
Contact our office today to find out how the new House Bill 1452 can have an effect on your divorce. HB1452 contains dramatic changes to the previous wording of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.
Learn about the changes to the 30-year-old Parentage Act and your rights as a parent.
Both the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution Act and the Parentage Act have undergone dramatic and numerous revisions to become the current laws in Illinois for divorce and parentage cases.
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We are led by attorney Angela E. Peters. She offers more than 30 years' practical legal experience and an expansive knowledge of complex Illinois law that provides clients with solid representation that gets results. She is a recognized leader in Illinois family law. For nine years, she was an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association's Family Law Committee, past chair of the Subcommittee on Parentage, and Chair/Founder of the Pet Sub-committee. With each family we work with, we strive to minimize the conflict.
We strive to work efficiently to streamline the divorce process. While we focus much of our Practice on litigation, we do not escalate matters when it is counterproductive. Rather, we evaluate all avenues of resolution, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and trial. We work closely with clients to evaluate their objectives, help them understand their rights and options, and develop an intelligent and thoughtful legal strategy that is tailored to their individual needs and goals.
How To Choose The Right Attorney
Choosing an attorney can be stressful. How do you know your attorney is the right one for your needs? How do you know that your attorney will get the results you depend on the best results for you and your children?
Making the decision can be difficult, but at Buffalo Grove Law Offices, we help our clients make sure that they are choosing correctly and working with an attorney who is right for their needs.
The right kind of experience: Experience is critical when choosing an attorney. You should pick an attorney who has handled cases like yours before, who is familiar with the courts in your county, and who is knowledgeable about the area of law that underlies your case.
Family law focus: Lawyers who handle all types of cases-general practitioners-often lack this focus. At Buffalo Grove Law Offices, we concentrate on representing clients in family law matters. We are familiar with the law and how it affects our clients.
The time to adequately handle your concerns: It is also critical to work with a lawyer who makes time for you. While some attorneys handle so many cases that they only see you at the initial consultation and in court, others will make time to answer your phone calls and respond to your emails, keeping you updated on your case. Our firm gives you a firm cell phone number to ensure that the firm returns messages and emails left before 5:00 p.m. within the same business day or the next business day. These quick responses make a difference for our clients.
Affordable services: No matter how good an attorney is, he or she won't be helpful to you unless you can afford the services offered by that attorney or firm. At Buffalo Grove Law Offices, we offer affordable hourly rates while offering first-class legal representation. You should question law firms that quote low retainers but yet have high hourly rates. The hourly rate has more to do with what your final cost will be than any other factor. Be inquisitive as well of law firms that quote low retainers, but then say you will pay the filing fee and service fee on top of your retainer. They may not be presenting the whole picture to you. This is one way that some firms quote retainers that sound lower at first glance.
Customer service a priority: If you have any suggestions, questions, or concerns about your case, you will receive the highest level of customer service by contacting the firm.
Honest and ethical: Honest and ethical representation is critical in an attorney.