Retainers – the endangered species

Retainers.  It’s an ugly word, but many attorneys continue to demand a large up-front payment for service to be rendered in the future.  Retainers range between $1,500  to $10,000 in the Chicago-land area.  The average is about $2,000.00.  And unless you’ve got that in your checking account or room on your credit-card, you probably are […]

What is a Status hearing?

Status hearings, sometimes called status conferences, are opportunities to provide the Judge with information about the on goings of the case. Normally, there is much more contact between spouses and their attorneys than between the attorneys and the Judge. So, the status conferences allow the Judge to know the current on goings of the case, […]