The Law Offices of Michael Rada

Family & Divorce Law


The Law Offices of Michael Rada

Family & Divorce Law

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A Family Law Practice Focused on Divorce and Post-Decree Matters in Lake, McHenry, DuPage and Kane Counties


  • Uncontested and Contested Divorce

  • Post-decree Modifications

  • Child Support

  • Parenting Time

  • Parenting Agreement Modifications

No office visit required. All tasks can be handled remotely for your safety!

Filing for a divorce, being served with divorce papers, or having to navigate through a difficult family legal issue is one of the most stressful times in anyone’s life. As a family law attorney I help clients work through the complex and confusing court system while doing all that is in my power to achieve the best possible outcome for my clients.

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Whether your situation requires aggressive advocacy, or a gentler hand, I will advocate for you and help arrange for such critical items such as parenting time with the children, division of assets and liabilities, planning for the future through division of retirement benefits or payment of maintenance, and provide for the support of the children through college. The family court system is complex and confusing - you need to have an attorney on your side who with work with you and do all they can to achieve the outcome you deserve. 

Why choose The Law Offices of Michael Rada?

I will offer you the support, consideration, and attention you desperately need during this challenging time. I believe that it is vitally important that lawyers listen to their clients so that there is a firm understanding of expectations and goals. I  have the experience and the expertise to guide you through the difficult waters of your family law case and help you achieve a positive outcome. Also, I keep a case load that is sized so that I am able to give my clients the attention and urgency they deserve.

What about fees and retainers?

In most cases, full representation is billed at a rate of $250/hour. A retainer is required to begin our representation and the retainer will be required to be replenished if funds become low. 

In addition to the traditional full-service representation, I also offer plans that can be tailored to a client's needs and budget.  Unbundled Legal Services may be the perfect answer for clients who are on a limited budget or are capable of doing some of the work themselves. Read below to learn more about this innovative and economical option. 

Delaying your case could put you at risk.

Don't wait to get started. In many cases there are critical timelines that must be met. I can help you determine the next steps in providing the representation you need and work towards the outcome that you deserve - all at an affordable price in a client-focused and non-intimidating setting.

***IMPORTANT: Please note that we do not take cases involving restraining orders, DCFS, child abuse, domestic violence, incarceration, paternity disputes, guardianship  or adoption. Cases such as these require an attorney who concentrates in those areas specifically and are not appropriate for the type of legal service that we provide.***

Unbundled & Limited Scope Services



​In addition to the traditional "full-service representation" at reasonable rates, I offer a variety of innovative services to persons faced with legal issues regarding divorce and family. This includes both contested and uncontested divorce, parenting time and allocation of parenting decision making responsibilities (formally called visitation and custody) and child support.


I understand that not everyone can afford the huge fees and up-front retainer payments that most "full service" representation may require, however, I also believe that the self-represented litigant (pro se) is best served with at least some legal representation helping them navigate through the difficult waters ahead. For that reason, in addition to traditional full representation, I offer clients limited scope / unbundled services. These services are typically billed in a fixed-fee per-task basis and payment is usually due in advance. In many cases, this service is a great alternative to the internet "online divorce" offerings which usually do not include any legal expertise or advice. Please let me know if you are interested in learning more about this cost-savings option for your case.

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Please Note:

This website is Attorney Advertising. The information on this website is for general purposes only and should not be interpreted to indicate a certain result will occur in your specific legal situation.


The information on this website is not legal advice and in no way creates an attorney-client relationship. Further, sending a request for information from this website does not create an attorney-client relationship of any kind.


The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and as such a certificate, award or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois.

The Law Offices of Michael Rada, LLC  is a law firm located in Barrington, Illinois providing legal services in the areas of Estate Planning,  Mediation, Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Divorce and Family law. We serve clients in and near Barrington, Chicago, Lake Barrington Shores, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Wauconda, Tower Lakes, Crystal Lake, Palatine, Deer Park, Cary, Inverness, Hoffman Estates, Buffalo Grove, Mundelein, Arlington Heights, Vernon Hills, Streamwood, Long Grove and throughout the state of Illinois including Cook County, DuPage County, Will County, Kane County, Lake County and McHenry County.

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