LAW OFFICE OF DENISE J. PATTON

4760 Fairfax Ave. Palatine, IL 60067

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ARE YOU A PROSPECTIVE ADOPTIVE PARENT SEEKING AN ATTORNEY TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR AGENCY ADOPTION?

 

If so, I would love to assist you!

I am an experienced adoption attorney who, for over 21 years, has devoted the majority of my law practice to adoption law. I have successfully completed over two thousand adoptions.

 

I am also an adoptive parent and I understand that the adoption process can be an emotional time for adoptive parents and birth parents alike. At a time when both parties can be feeling especially vulnerable, I am sensitive to and familiar with the many issues and complexities inherent in adoption. As such, I make every effort to personally handle my clients' calls in a timely fashion and I am accessible to clients both during and after hours.

I am here to listen, to offer support, and to offer referrals for additional resources as needed.

MISSION STATEMENT

I am committed to providing the most compassionate and professional legal services and guidance to clients seeking to grow their families through Adoption, Surrogacy, or Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).

I am a fellow of the Academy of Adoption Attorneys and long-time member and past chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Adoption Law Committee.

My fee structure reflects my philosophy of reducing anxiety in what can often be a time of emotional and financial vulnerability. Where possible, I prefer to bill on a flat rate basis, as opposed to an hourly basis, so that clients do not feel that every time we have a discussion or they have a question that the "meter" is running.  Additionally, if it is easier for a client to discuss their personal issues regarding their adoption plan outside of their office they are encouraged to call me in the evening without worrying about extra fees for after hour calls. I do not charge "Case Opening Fees" nor do I charge retainer fees for adoption cases unless it is a private adoption or involves interstate.

For more details and information on my legal fees for an agency adoption you can click HERE or feel free to call me for a free phone consultation where I can discuss the specifics of your case and I am happy to email you a more detailed estimate.