Are you looking for a Naperville divorce lawyer? Do you want to know why you should get an uncontested divorce? You could read my article “Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce,” or contact me if you want to get started. Or, you can simply take a gander at the below amazingly stupid Craigslist ad apparently posted by a real lawyer.
Family Law Attorney – Mom Wanted (Naperville)
That subhead you just read “Family Law Attorney – Mom Wanted (Naperville)” is the actually headline for a Craigslist ad that stated the following:
Part-time lawyer for Naperville family law practice. Perfect position for a lawyer-mom that wants to work one day per week (or two 1/2 days) and earn over $60K per year. Set your own schedule and your own court times. We assign you to work on as many or as little cases as you want. Most attorneys on this program work on 10 files at any given time, and earn over $60K per year and only come to the office once per week.
Willing to explore a full-time arrangement 20-30 files for the right person, where income is over $100,000.
All inquiries will be confidential and private.
Divorce and custody experience a must.
Why that Naperville divorce lawyer ad is so meaningful
Section 2-102 of the Illinois Human Rights Act states that “It is a civil rights violation . . . For any employer to . . . act with respect to recruitment [or] hiring . . . on the basis of unlawful discrimination[.]”
In Illinois, discrimination based on sex (gender) is unlawful.
In other words, the ad is one in which – seemingly – an actual law firm published its desire to illegally discriminate in its hiring.
I personally feel sorry for any clients who have hired a firm run by such ignorant people. It is not smart to act illegally, but someone does, you would think NOT publishing the illegal act would be advisable.
If that law firm is publicly and unashamedly engaging in discriminatory hiring they cannot possibly exercise the judgement required of a trusted attorney.
When you engage in a contested divorce, you are putting yours and your family’s future at risk of being impacted by factors you cannot control.
For example, there are many competent and skilled judges who may rule differently on the same matter – its unpredictable. And there are many competent attorneys who will approach the same problem differently. However, as the ad illustrates, there are simply ignorant people who can also impact your case.
In contrast, when you get an uncontested divorce in DuPage County, you are more in control of your own case than you otherwise would be.
What does a contested divorce cost?
It is unpredictable what a divorce will cost. However, if you want to fight about property and kids, you can’t be surprised when your bill runs into tends of thousands of dollars.
Sometimes, fighting with your spouse is the right thing to do – like when someone is trying to stop you from s$60eeing your kids. But most the time, an amicable divorce by agreement is preferable.
Take another look at that ad. In it, the law firm states that it will pay an attorney $60 thousand per year for working only two days per week with a totally flexible schedule. Frankly, I have no idea how an Illinois family law attorney can have a schedule like that. I also handle contested cases, and I can tell you there is no way I could competently handle the caseload described in the ad during only 1-2 days per week.
Imagine how much the clients of that firm are paying if the law firm can afford to pay its associate attorney’s that way. That ad states that their lawyers can make at least $60 thousand per year by working 1 day per week (or 52 days a year). That seems to mean the same attorney could work full time and make $300,000 per year ($60,000 * 5 days per week). Sure, some of the best divorce attorneys in DuPage County make $300,000 per year. But many of them are partners, founders of firms, and represent millionaires.
Get a quick, affordable divorce in DuPage County
Instead of hiring a firm that can’t even manage recruit attorneys legally, you may contact me for an affordable uncontested divorce for a flat fee.
I can serve clients in the following DuPage County communities, and others:
- Oak Brook
- Downers Grove