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Divorce, Adoption, Real Estate And More - Our Areas Of Practice

Hovde and Tufo Law believes that providing our clients with as much information upfront with regard to areas of law that we practice and the fees involved is a crucial part in making an informed decision for any potential client. Whether you are going through a divorce, paternity lawsuit, adoption, criminal or civil litigation, or even a real estate closing, you want to know what the costs are for ensuring you are being completely covered with regard to your legal needs. You can also check out our frequently asked legal questions for more more information.

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Note: In all matters, representation does not begin until a signed legal representation agreement detailing fees and the scope of work is executed by client and attorney along with the appropriate retainer (if applicable) is paid. The information contained on this webiste is for general information only, and does not constitute an offer.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is for advertising and general information purposes. This information is not intended to be legal advice for you to rely on. We recommend you contact us for specific questions.

 

Area of Practice

Details

Legal Fee

Divorce

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We accept cases involving dissolution of marriage, adoption, paternity, custody, visitation, child support, mediation, evaluation, enforcement of dissolution judgements and related issues in DuPage County, Kane County, Cook County and Will County. Referrals for other attorneys are available for other counties and districts.

Dissolution of marriage (Divorce) starts at $5,000 retainer, billed at $350.00 per hour.

Post decree dissolution of marriage proceedings start at $2,500 retainer, billed at $350.00 per hour.

Post decree dissolution of marriage proceedings - visitation and custody issues starting at $3,500 retainer, billed at $350.00 per hour.

Civil Litigation

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Hovde & Tufo Law handles civil litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants in DuPage, Cook and Kane Counties. Referrals for other attorneys are available for other counties.

Examples of civil litigation are lawsuits to the following:

  • Collect Debts
  • Enforce written and oral contracts
  • Collect unpaid judgments
Most civil litigation issues start with a $2,500 retainer, billed at $295.00 per hour. Certain cases may vary, please contact us for details.

Real Estate

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Hovde & Tufo Law handles residential real estate closings with the following services:

For Buyers of a property:

  • Review and negotiation of contract
  • Review of inspection report and negotiation of repairs
  • Consultation with lender regarding loan approval
  • Attendance at closing, explanation of closing documents, review of survey and title insurance

For Sellers of a property:

  • Review and negotiation of contract
  • Review of inspection report and negotiation of repairs
  • Consultation with buyers lender regarding loan approval
  • Ordering title insurance and survey (if applicable)
  • Arranging mortgage payoff
  • Obtaining homeowners association closing documents (if applicable)
  • Attendance at closing, preparation of closing documents, review of survey and title

Complex Residential Real Estate Closings means the following:

  • Any residential real estate closing which involves articles of agreement for deed, contract sales, post possession agreements, sale of partial interests, 1031 tax deferred (Starker) exchanges, etc.

Commercial Real Estate Closings involve the following:

  • Land or buildings used for commercial purposes, whether or not transferred in conjunction with a sale or purchase of a business.

Residential real estate closings start at $650.00

Commercial real estate closings are $350.00 per hour (flat fee considered on a case by case basis).

Business sale/purchase charge is $350.00 per hour (flat fee considered on a case by case basis).

Criminal Litigation and Traffic Offenses

 

 

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We are available to handle cases in DuPage, Cook, Will and Kane Counties.

Representation for routine traffic issues (i.e. Speeding, failure to yield, stop sign, red light violation, etc). DuPage County is $250.00 per court appearance. Multiple tickets will be quoted on a case by case basis

Cook County are the following charges:

  • Rolling Meadows - $250.00
  • Maybrook - $300.00
  • Skokie - $325.00
  • Bridgeview - $325.00
  • Markham - $325.00
  • Daley Center - $325.00
  • Kane County - all locations are $275.00 per court appearance.

Complex traffic matters (i.e. DUI, reckless driving, etc), is available on either a flat fee or hourly basis upon consultation.

Misdemeanor and Felony matters: Representation is available on either a flat fee or hourly basis upon consultation.

Estate Planning

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Simple Will, Single Person

Simple Will, Husband and Wife

Power of Attorney for property (per person)

Power of Attorney for Health Care (per person)

Estate Plan Package (includes simple will, powers of attorney and health care)

 

$175.00

$300.00

$100.00

$100.00

Single Person = $300.00

Husband and Wife = $550.00

 

Areas Served

We have represented clients who reside in many communities in the area, including Addison, Bloomingdale, Bartlett, Carol Stream, Roselle, Wheaton, Glendale Heights, Glen Ellyn, Hanover Park, Itasca, Wood Dale, Bensenville, West Chicago, Winfield, Keeneyville, Naperville, Lisle, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Wheeling, Chicago, Bellwood, Berkeley, Barrington, Elgin, South Barrington, Inverness, St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Aurora, South Elgin, Dundee, Huntley, Sugar Grove, Elburn, Algonquin and others.

 

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