The Law Offices of Michael Rada, LLC

The Law Offices of Michael Rada, LLC

We ensure our clients are fully informed and understand their options thus reducing the anxiety that accompanies most life events where the services of a lawyer are advisable or necessary all at reasonable pricing.

Firm Overview

Law firm concentrating in the areas of Family Law, Estate Planning and Probate.

We have lawyers located in the North, Northwest and Western Suburbs of Chicagoland.

Schedule your no-cost / no-obligation telephone consultation at the following link:

https://calendly.com/radalegal/30minconsultation

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Or call (224) 655-5200 any time to schedule!

However large or small, your legal issue is important to us. To better understand your legal situation along with your rights and options, it is important that you have the chance to speak with a knowledgeable attorney in complete confidence and at no obligation. We understand the challenges you face at this time and we understand that before making a financial commitment to an attorney, you want to know you will be working with an attorney that you can trust.

Our firm's focus is on transactional matters and matters that are best solved outside of the courtroom battle through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration. As we do not take cases involving litigation, we are able to best focus on the transactional client and the client that wishes to resolve their differences with another party using collaborative means.

Our firm provides confidential consultations to prospective clients at no cost and no obligation. As a client-focused transactional firm, we provide the individualized attention our clients need and deserve.
Main Office
Main Office
840 S. Northwest Hwy, Suite 102
Barrington  IL  60010
Phone
  • (224) 655-5200
Fax
  • (224) 789-3203
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
No Fee / No Obligation 30-minute telephone consults
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Estate Planning, No Contest Divorce, Uncontested Probate.
Hourly Rates
$200-$300 depending on matter

Office Information

Office Hours
By Appointment
Emergency After Hours
No
Estate Planning
Law firm focused on the areas of Family Law, Estate Planning and Probate.
Let us help you with your estate planning needs. Our services include the following:

Wills
Trusts
Pour-Over Will
Living Will
Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare
Durable Power of Attorney for Property
Beneficiary Designations
Transfer on Death Deeds
Letters of Direction
Will Codicils
Trust Amendments
Special Needs Trusts
DNR Orders
Anatomical Gift Directives
Executor Affidavits
Pet Trusts
Divorce
Divorce or Post-Decree conflicts can be stressful, complicated and full of difficult considerations, even if you are parting ways on amicable terms. Let us help.
The family lawyers associated with the Law Offices of Michael Rada, LLC care about their clients and work hard to obtain favorable outcomes for them. Cases they have handled include matters pertaining to dissolution of marriage, custody / allocation of decision making rights, visitation / parenting time schedules, equitable distribution of property, spousal support, child support, prenuptial agreements and marital agreements. In addition, these lawyers are skilled at handling post-decree matters of all kinds.
Probate
Probate is indeed a confusing process. However, an experienced attorney can help you work through the details in a way that is as stress free and efficient as possible. Please contact us if there are any questions or if we may be of assistance.
After the death of a loved one, if you are named an executor in a will, a Probate attorney will help you through the sometimes-confusing steps in administering an estate. He or she will help you draft the needed documents, notify the appropriate heirs, and assist in the working with the court and creditors in distributing property in the manner the decedent wished for. If there is no will, the attorney will explain to you how the estate will be handled under the intestacy laws of Illinois, guide you through the process, and ensure it is as stress free as possible for you.
Please call us to see how we may be of assistance.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

You will work exclusively with a local and experienced lawyer who truly cares about you, is happy to answer all of your questions and will take the time to make sure that the process is both as comfortable and as stress-free as possible. We focus on our clients, not on building our image or the size of our firm. Practical people, like you, who want and expect quality legal representation at a fair price.

We offer both full service and unbundled legal services so that we can create a legal representation strategy that best suits both your needs and your budget. For those clients who wish to have their lawyer with them every step of the way, full service is the best option. Here your lawyer will draft all petitions, answers, interrogatories and other court documents for you. He or she will represent you in court and help you with the discovery and fact finding that will be required. In this option, your lawyer will be there every step of the way to do all he or she can to achieve your goals.

In some cases, clients are able, or are forced by budget constraints, to do much of the legal work themselves. This can occur in a variety of cases, but is not uncommon when budgets are tight or in the case where the parties very much agree on the key decisions regarding their children and distribution of their property. Here, your lawyer acts as a consultant in the background, helping you with only specific parts of your case. He or she may draft court documents, but you appear in court without your lawyer being present. An unbundled strategy such as this is not always a good fit, but where it is, significant cost savings can be realized by the client.

If you are in need of a family lawyer, estate planner or probate lawyer, please contact the Law Offices of Michael Rada, LLC to discuss your situation and see what options are available to you. We may be able to offer clients lower initial retainer fees, payment plans, or other creative fee agreements that allow you to get the legal representation you need at an affordable price.

Michael Rada

Michael Rada is the owner and sole practitioner in the Law Offices of Michael Rada, LLC located in Barrington, Illinois. Michael's practice serves clients with matters in estate planning and business law. Michael has served clients ranging from mid-sized companies to individuals.

Knowing that the law is not a one size fits all proposition, Michael applies his wealth of experience dealing with people and complex problems in finding the right solution for each individual client. He believes that listening to the client and fully understanding the desired outcome is an essential part of the legal process. In addition, Michael believes that clients must be treated with respect and dignity at all times, and be fully aware of their options and likely outcomes so that they may make informed decisions that are always in the best interest of the client.

You can be assured that Michael will be a strong advocate for you. Michael will seek creative legal strategies to do all that he can to get to the client's desired outcome. At all times, the client will be kept up to date on his or her issue, and be part of the decision-making process, so that the client's expectations are continuously understood and accommodated for.

Michael is admitted to practice law in Illinois. He received his Law Degree from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. He also holds a Master's Degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. In addition to his legal career, Michael has gained significant practical experience working for many years at United Airlines and the Chicago Title and Trust Company.

Michael is a member of several bar associations, including the Illinois Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, Northwest Suburban Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. Michael is also an Illinois Notary Public.
Education
  • The John Marshall Law School
    JD
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
    Masters of Science - Computer Science
  • University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign
    Bachelor of Science - Computer Science

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