I've already had the marital agreement signed by both parties but I feel more confident if somebody can represent me. If the divorce doesn't end tomorrow, I am ok to continue working with this lawyer. The case is schedule for 9:00 am at Rolling Meadows.
You can hire a lawyer to do that. Many lawyers will enter a "one-time" limited appearance that doesn't give them responsibility for the case, ongoing, for a small fee of a few hundred bucks.
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Yes you can, but "should be an uncontested divorce" are famous last words. What if the divorce ends up not being uncontested? Should your lawyer now work for free because he signed an agreement?
That being said any lawyer with a brain will limit the "flat fee" to one appearance or so. In case you and your spouse decide to litigate it.
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Technically, based on my reading of the Client's Rights and Responsibilities disclosure pursuant to 750 ILCS 5/508, a family law attorney can not represent an individual on a flat fee basis, but can state that if I am only required to appear and it lasts for 1 hour, I will charge you $XXX. I agree with those who state that "uncontested divorces" often become contested. Having a lawyer is probably worth the peace of mind.
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