Need an affordable family lawyer, please help.

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Jan 25, 2013
 
I need affordable legal representation for a Madison County case, it is in regards to joint custody,($1000 retainer or lower), any guidence or advice would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
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Have u tried Morgan Scroggins in gc heard he was pretty cheap....
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Jan 25, 2013
 
getalife4real wrote:
Have u tried Morgan Scroggins in gc heard he was pretty cheap....
I have not, but will look into it, thanks!
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Jan 25, 2013
 
I could recommend my attorney but she required a $3000.00 retainer. I never had to even show up in court. She handled everything. Then again I document everything so she didn't have a lot of 'digging' to do. Everything comes down to proof. You can't accuse, you have to have solid proof to back up your claims. If you have that, call Land of Lincoln.
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Jan 25, 2013
 
Uh Huh wrote:
I could recommend my attorney but she required a $3000.00 retainer. I never had to even show up in court. She handled everything. Then again I document everything so she didn't have a lot of 'digging' to do. Everything comes down to proof. You can't accuse, you have to have solid proof to back up your claims. If you have that, call Land of Lincoln.
Proof of what? I just need some things enforced, this isnt really about accusations.
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Jan 25, 2013
 
What ever you have that needs to be enforced, that's proof. Obviously you would already have a court order, you want it enforced, right? That's your proof. Present it! Good luck to you! You'll do fine. I'm just offering that Land of Lincoln would work on what you can afford. You started this thread with a budget in mind of what was affordable for you, give them a call, you'll be surprised.
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John wrote:
I need affordable legal representation for a Madison County case, it is in regards to joint custody,($1000 retainer or lower), any guidence or advice would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
Scroggins s mine 750 for the retainer is what I paid... n he's worth it!!!
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Uh Huh wrote:
What ever you have that needs to be enforced, that's proof. Obviously you would already have a court order, you want it enforced, right? That's your proof. Present it! Good luck to you! You'll do fine. I'm just offering that Land of Lincoln would work on what you can afford. You started this thread with a budget in mind of what was affordable for you, give them a call, you'll be surprised.
Thank you for the input!:)
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Jan 25, 2013
 
karma wrote:
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Scroggins s mine 750 for the retainer is what I paid... n he's worth it!!!
was it a family case? how much did the entire process end up costing you? if u dont mind me asking.
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You get what you pay for. I would question the above suggestions strongly.

Andy Velloff is good. There is an attorney referral service through the state of Illinois bar that I suggest you call. You should be able to get the number through google but if you can't post and I will get it for you
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Jan 25, 2013
 
cheap wrote:
You get what you pay for. I would question the above suggestions strongly.
Andy Velloff is good. There is an attorney referral service through the state of Illinois bar that I suggest you call. You should be able to get the number through google but if you can't post and I will get it for you
Thanks alot man, much appreciated!
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Jan 25, 2013
 
old friend wrote:
I agree with cheap. I started with scroggins and ended up dropping him as my lawyer. Yes he is cheap but he drags his cases out and I was waiting 11 months with 6 contiuances. Switched to Andy and was in the following month and won my case. He cost me a total of 1100.
Wow! That sounds extremely reasonable.
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Jan 25, 2013
 
Unfortunately, there is nothing quick about the Madison County courts. It is over logged which causes cases to progress slowly. Andy isn't cheap but he's good. $1100 is a great price for him.

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Jan 26, 2013
 
i had used carol cagle in alton..she charged 600 for the divorce and custody..sure she got stuff done but i ended up going to court when i got notices and she would never show up...then id call her office and her secretary would say i didnt need to attend, would have been nice if i got a phone call..she still tried to send me invoices for money owed..said nope i aint paying you for nothing, you sucked and the flat rate was 600. i agree..cheap means sloppy service..shop around!

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Jan 26, 2013
 
there was a lawyer across the street from the court house in edwardsville..wish i knew his name..he was good and he wanted a retainer fee of 1500.00 but i know i would have got it done if i had got him!
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Jan 26, 2013
 
John wrote:
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was it a family case? how much did the entire process end up costing you? if u dont mind me asking.
I'm still fighting...its a divorce. N custody . It I've been going 2 him for a lil over a yr and I've spent 1400....if my ex wasn't so complicated it would be over he won't agree on ANY VISITATION...overall I'm satisfied w Scroggins work n he has worked... my case ia almost over but he's defd worth it
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Dnt use nighosian he's high 3000 retainer fee and I went 2 him b4 scroggins I had him 8months didn't do shit dropped him and it took him over a few months 2 even deposit. The check we gav him n he's a ass!!!
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Don't use Nigghosian, or however his name is spelled. Andy Velloff is very good. You get what you pay for.
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getalife4real wrote:
Have u tried Morgan Scroggins in gc heard he was pretty cheap....
Morgan Scroggins and Alex Wilson is the worst lawyers you could ever have

“Try my Troll House cookies!”

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Jan 29, 2013
 
lohman wrote:
<quoted text> Morgan Scroggins and Alex Wilson is the worst lawyers you could ever have
wilson still has a license?

i have a friend that retained him for services and all he did was throw wrenches into the gears...but in all honesty, he was very very pocket friendly...

scroggins used to be a good friend of our family, there are two versions though..the public defender version and the version you get if you pay the big bucks..he will fight (at a cost)...

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