The Law Offices of Michael Rada, LLC.

Unbundled Family and Divorce Legal Services at a Price You Can Afford Providing Only the Services You Need

If you are going through a divorce or another matter relating to family law, you probably have a lot weighing on your mind. Family law matters can encompass many issues, including:

Parental Rights


Spousal Maintenance

Accepting clients with cases in the following counties:

Lake, McHenry, Kane & DuPage

Unbundled Legal Services

A vast majority of people involved in family and divorce cases are representing themselves. Although our legal system certainly allows for this, at least some assistance from a licensed attorney can be a huge advantage versus simply going it alone.

For a variety of reasons, some people prefer to retain an attorney on a limited or "unbundled" basis to work on specific sections of their cases or to draft only those documents they need. This attorney-client relationship is referred to as providing Unbundled Legal Services and is permitted by Illinois laws.

At The Law Offices of Michael Rada, I will provide only those legal services you need in order to help you limit your costs. If you need a specific legal service, we will jointly create a contract, outlining the limited services provided to you. Your contract will list our fees, which may be hourly or fixed, for the services you desire. By doing so, we will break your case into smaller, much more manageable parts so that you have more control over the costs. In most cases, payment will be due in advance of work beginning. When you need to move to the next step, we can simply amend the fee agreement to handle the next incremental step in your case. 


Services Tailored to Fit Your Needs


Some of the services you may obtain include:

  • Legal coaching for meetings and hearings, mediation and court appearances

  • Consultations on legal issues related to your case

  • Drafting and review of your legal court documents

  • Assistance in Negotiation of issues

  • Creation of financial disclosures

  • Drafting letters and responses as part of your case

In this level of representation, my firm acts as a legal consultant to you assisting you in separate and distinct pieces of your case while you are representing yourself. My firm will not be involved with the day-to-day management of your case, the tracking of court deadlines, communicating with opposing counsel or in representing you in court. Many clients have successfully gone through their court cases using this level of legal support and have spent a fraction of the cost that full representation would have demanded.

The Law Offices of Michael Rada is highly supportive of your right to receive Unbundled Legal Services and believe that it is appropriate for a large number of clients.

Prompt and Attentive Service

Because I keep my calendar well suited to help clients who are looking for legal advice and consultation, but are capable of attending court on their own, I can provide very responsive service.  Here, you won't have to wait days for me to get back to you as I will respond to calls and emails as promptly.


This arrangement works well in a noncomplex case if you are highly organized, are able to manage your own case effectively and are comfortable representing yourself in court.

Ready to learn more? Please schedule a free no-obligation telephone consultation with Attorney Michael Rada to learn more.

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

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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