Posted by Kim
Mr. Swearingen is knowledgeable, fair, and thorough. He handled my divorce 5 years ago which involved bancruptcy, foreclosure of the property, and a child custody battle. He was able to provide me with wonderful references to handle the issues outside of the divorce case and handled my divorce case in a professional, fair manner. My ex-husband was not always appropriate with his requests for the divorce preceedings. For example, he did not want to leave the house that we lived in with our children. Brad quickly filed the appropriate paperwork and gave him 2 weeks to pack his stuff up and leave. After our divorce was finalized, my ex husband was not filling out the paperwork for his 401(k). I contacted Brad (years after my case was finalized) and he got the job done. Brad is a lawyer that knows the law and makes sure that the case is fair to both sides. He is a no-nonsense lawyer that will fight for your rights as long as they are appropriate and follow the law. Your right to collect the appropriate amount of child support, your right to property, and your right for custody.
I highly recommend Mr. Swearingen.
Posted by Mike
Divorce is NEVER an easy thing to go through, especially when there are children involved. Brad was my second attorney and he has represented me over a period of 10 years. During that time, he has always acted with deep professionalism. He knows the law inside and out and is willing to fight for his clients. You need someone who can fight for your rights as a parent AND act in the best interest of your children on your behalf. Attorney Swearingen is respected by the judges and many other attorneys in his profession. If you're looking for a great attorney in Kane county, give Brad a call. He was my most valuable ally during the most difficult time in my life. Thank you, Brad!
Posted by John
I secured Brad's services for my divorce proceedings. Through no fault of his own, they dragged on for over a year. He gave me his expertise and guided me through the process. Although I did not agree with parts of the final settlement, he walked me patiently though the rules and regulations that he had to follow.
Posted by anonymous
Brad has been amazing for me with my divorce. He also helped other members of my family with legal issues. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Sandy
Brad educated me while navigating my divorce with straight forwardness and integrity. His expertise showed in every appointment and court appearance. When it was time to review my agreement years later, I had no hesitation - I called Brad Swearingen!
Posted by Leslie
Brad has represented me for the past 10 years through both my divorce and post-decree work. What I respect about Brad is his intelligence, honesty and concise approach. He helped me tremendously during a difficult time in my life. Brad went above and beyond to ensure I was treated fairly and helped me to see the compromise necessary in any divorce situation. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of a family law attorney. Underneath it all, he cares about his client's needs and will be your strongest advocate.
Posted by anonymous
My divorce involving minor children took 26 months. Part of the reason it took so long was that my ex spouse hired John Chapski, who is on the opposite end of the "Professionalism, Character and Honesty" spectrum as Brad. Brad knows the current laws, and can give the best advise of what you should, or should NOT do. I had both GAL and Psychologist reports leaning my direction for custody. I agreed to be the residential custodial parent with ex spouse getting 50% visitation. Brad is a "No non-sense Attorney" that is going to advise you of what your best options are. He is an expert on child custody, visitation laws, maintenance and child support. I would highly recommend Brad regardless if your divorce is new or your going back to court for old issues etc....
Posted by Molly
Brad returns calls quickly. Brad took time to educate me on the law pertaining to me. I hired Brad for divorce matters, including child support. He has always answered my questions. Later, I returned to Brad to represent me in obtaining an agreement for support so that my children would receive help in paying for college from my former spouse. I am very happy with the outcomes and Brad helped to put me at ease. He is very knowledgeable and consistent. I highly recommend Brad if you have to go through divorce matters.
Posted by R
I highly recommend Brad; in fact there are not enough stars in AVVO's rating for Brad. Regrettably my divorce and child visitation case went on for years with my ex-partner refusing to comply with court order after court order while retaining and dismissing 7 different attorneys. Whether in response to my ex-partner’s actions or the tactics of opposing counsel, Brad displayed unwavering tenacity. Brad is diligent, supportive, caring, persistent, and fought not just to protect my rights as a parent but the ability to maintain meaningful relationships with my children. He uniquely combines complete, effective legal support with practical, reasonable advice to produce results at manageable cost. Brad's experience and skill, whether in the courtroom or in support of mediation and cooperation between parties, helps clients resolve the simplest to most adversarial family law situations. I will always be grateful for Brad's assistance and I'm confident others will find him an equally effective guide through what can be a challenging period of transition in life.
Posted by Dan
I hired Brad for a custody case for my son. A few things: Hiring Brad was far and away the best decision I have ever made. I will never forget when I first walked into his his office. My demand of him was to step into the ring and swing with me. His response was simple..."it's not about getting in the ring and swinging....it's about showing how great of a father you are and the plan you have for your son, trust me, this is what I do". I will remember that line for as long as I live. His level of professionalism is unparalleled. He matches that with his ability to connect on a personal level with his clients. When we stepped into trial, Brad knew exactly what to ask and when to ask it. I would consider him a tactition during trail. On top of that, most importantly, I felt that Brad fought for me and my son. As I said in the title...."he's worth every penny"