Frequently Asked Questions
Orr Law, LLC is a general law practice where the following types of cases, as well as others, are typically accepted:
- Family Law
- Child Support
- Spousal Support/Maintenance
- Division of Marital Assets
- Civil Unions and Dissolutions
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Disabled Adults
- Creditor representation
- Debtor representation in Chapter 7 filings
- Appellate Practice
- Juvenile Law
- DCFS appeals
- Cases involving neglect, abuse, delinquency
- Minors charged with offenses
- Guardian ad Litem
- Collection Law
- Traffic and Criminal Law
- Personal Injury Matters
Orr Law, LLC has regular office hours of Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. After hours appointments are available at no additional charge. Mediations are often scheduled from 9:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Like most law firms, Orr Law, LLC has various fee arrangements:
- Hourly fee. Fees are based on an hourly rate of $225 for services rendered. Itemized and detailed statements are provided to clients showing work performed.
- Flat fee. Legal fees are charged based on a stated fee. No accounting is provided.
- Contingency fee. Services are based on the amount of recovery. If there is no recovery, there is no fee charged. Only certain types of cases are accepted with contingency fee arrangements and employment contracts setting forth the fee arrangement are always required.
Many types of cases are now settled through mediation. More and more laws are passed in Illinois that encourage and even require that parties attend mediation prior to proceeding through court.
Orr Law, LLC provides mediation services in a variety of cases with the most common being child custody. Twila Russell Orr is an approved custody mediator for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th circuits in Illinois. http://www.state.il.us/court/circuitcourt/circuitmap/map1.asp
Parties can be ordered to mediation or they can voluntarily arrange for mediation in hopes of reaching an agreement prior to filing cases through court. The mediator is impartial and represents neither party but instead assists the parties in their attempts to come to terms.