Pucci | Pirtle

Attorneys at Law
847-426-1866 - Elgin
630-945-8807 - St. Charles

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Focused on Family Law:

Divorce, Custody and Matrimonial Matters


Julia Pucci

Julie Pirtle

Retainer Fees: Explained

  When you hire a divorce or family law attorney, you will be required to pay the firm a retainer fee.  A retainer is a fee that you pay to your attorney when you hire them to represent you. Pucci | Pirtle, LLC only takes security retainers. A security retainer is an up-front amount paid at…

Don’t Do Something Permanently Stupid Because You Are Temporarily Mad

Don’t Do Something Permanently Stupid Because You Are Temporarily Mad I heard a random quote on the radio the other day and it made me think of several of my former clients and cases.  The host said, “don’t do something permanently stupid because you are temporarily mad.” Divorce is one of the most emotionally charged…

8 Things a Divorce Attorney Won’t Tell You

I recently read an online article on LifeHealthPro.com entitled, “8 Things a Divorce Attorney Won’t Tell You.” I must say that I am offended by this article. Our firm is always concerned with managing our client’s expectations and reevaluating the costs versus the benefits every step of the way, sometimes too much so. Open communication…

Do the Discovery!

Time to talk about one of the most despised aspects of a family law matter – the financial discovery.  When family law attorneys talk about “discovery,” they are referencing the request of financial documentation (and the list of financial questions) to be answered by the opposing side during the process of a divorce, parentage, or…

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2205 Point Boulevard, Suite 130, Elgin, IL 60123

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100 Illinois Street, Suite 200, St. Charles, IL 60174

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