My office focuses on the representation of all issues to related family law, including paternity, divorce, custody and issues which apply to child support in the State of Illinois.
My law office is one of a few which handle enforcement of existing child support orders on a contingency fee basis. I strive each day to obtain the money owed to you and will not be paid until you have the check in your hands! The result of this approach allows me to handle cases this way.
My life experience as a child of divorce provides insight to issues and situations which can not be understood by reading an appellate court case or a book on father's rights. One can not truly know the effects on a child when a parent fails to show up for visitation unless you have waited looking out the window yourself.
My office is physically located in Rockford, Illinois though my experience and use of electronic forms of communication provide me with an ability to assist clients throughout the state. Gone are the days where a it is necessary in which a lawyer requires you to make an appointment at his or her office to sit down to review numerous documents with you on your time which in addition you are billed for. The law has been around many years and the legal aspects are constantly changing. The method of communication between a client and attorney should not ignore the use of email communication. Every voicemail a client leaves is sent directly to my email and to my client's electronic folder. This process not only expedites and allows me to respond to clients 24 hours a day but significantly reduces billing costs.
Hourly ($200-350/hour), contingent (30%), Retainer (always)
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Don is an exceptional attorney and fierce advocate in the family courtroom. In addition, his humor brings a sense of humanity to the divorce practice - a very important trait to assist clients with the emotional stress that they will experience with this kind of litigation. He is also respected in our community as one of the most knowledgeable, if not most knowledgeable, attorney in the area of child support litigation and notices to withhold. I highly recommend Don.
Bradley Tengler Family Attorney
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1994||11/12/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Appreciation Young Lawyers President||Winnebago County Bar Association||2001|
|Solo Practioner||Ray Law Office, P.C.||1999 - Present|
|Attorney||Gilbert & Associates||1997 - 1999|
|Attorney||City of Rockford||1995 - 1997|
|Attorney||Crosby & Associates||1994 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Child Support Enforcement Association||Member||2002 - 2006|
|Winnebago County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Past President||2000 - 2001|
|Winnebago County Bar Association||Member||2000 - 2015|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Winnebago County Bar Association||Former Board of Directors||2000 - 2001|
|Professional organizations and associations||Member||N/A|
|In re the Marriage of Smith, http://www.state.il.us/court/Opinions/AppellateCourt/2004/2ndDistrict/March/HTML/2030183.htm||The award of past due support for my client was upheld|
|In re the Marriage of Clark http://www.state.il.us/court/R23_Orders/AppellateCourt/2013/2ndDistrict/2121061_R23.pdf||Trial court overturned. Interest is to be accounted for.|
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|Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education||The Illinois Income Withholding “Notice” (Order) and S.B. 100||2009|
|Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education||The Math of the 2006 Interest Laws||2005|
|Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Newsletter||The Application Of Child Support Interest, More Than Just A Sharp Pencil.||2003|
|Northern Illinois University College of Law||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1991|
|Northern Illinois University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Winnebago County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Child Support||2013|
|Child Support and Maintenance with Gunnar||Update Regarding the Non-Support Punishment Act (NSPA) and the 2013 Requirements of Withholding for Support||2013|
|Family Law CLE||Income Withholding for Support||2012|
|WCBA Family Law Seminar||Child Support Interest Laws||2006|
|NSWBA Family Law Seminar||Child Support Interest Calculations||2005|