Anamaria F. Rivero-Boundas

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Our Promise to You

What makes us different from other law firms is our promise to you. We believe that every client is entitled to know the status of their case at all times. You should never feel like you’re left in the dark. We believe that attorneys should be accessible to their clients. You shouldn’t have to call an answering service or fight your way through a secretary to speak to your attorney. We believe that attorneys should employ technology to help you reach your goals.

We make the following promises to every client:

  • All emails, phone calls or texts will receive a response within 48 business hours;

  • You will receive copies of all documents relating to your case by email within 48 business hours; and,

  • You are provided with your attorney’s cell phone number.

About Me

I’ve been a licensed attorney since 2010. My practice focuses on building and protecting families. My practice focuses on family law and adoption. I have a background in litigating contested cases, and have also served as a court-appointed guardian ad litem in both family law and guardianship cases. My background allows me to view your case from a comprehensive perspective to offer you well-rounded advice.

I am also trained in mediation and collaborative law, and am a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. This means that I view your case from a holistic perspective, and try to find the best solution for you and your family.

In contested divorces and adoptions, I have the experience to represent you in court. My career began in litigation and I have personally handled all phases of litigation, including trials and appeals.

On a personal level, I understand both how divorce affects a family, and how important adoption is to building your family. I grew up in a blended family with stepparents and a half-sibling. Now, I am a stepparent myself. My goal is to help every divorce client through the process as smoothly as possible, and to help every adoption client successfully complete their adoption and build the family they desire.


Fees

Depending on the case, we offer an hourly rate or a flat rate. During your initial consultation, we will discuss whether an hourly billing structure or flat fee is appropriate for your case, and will give you an estimate of the total costs.

For flat fee cases, we include all fees in our flat rate. This includes all court costs and all costs we pay to third parties. This means that you won’t be surprised by hidden, out-of-pocket costs later. Flat fees begin at $1,800 and must be paid upfront.

For hourly rate cases, we will require an up-front retainer and will bill you hourly for all work performed and for all costs incurred. You will receive a detailed invoice once per month itemizing all charges and letting you know what your remaining retainer balance is.

  • For family law cases, retainers begin at $2,500

  • For adoptions, retainers range from $1,500 - $3,000 depending on the type of adoption and whether the case will be contested.

We employ associate attorneys, paralegals and legal secretaries, and will have them perform work on your case as appropriate to help keep your fees manageable. Retainers must be paid upfront.

EDUCATION

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2010

  • Dean’s List

  • Recipient, CALI Excellence for the Future Award

  • Recipient, Law Achievement Scholarship

  • Volunteer, Law School Advocate

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
B.A., Art History, cum laude, 2007

  • Dean’s List

  • Minor: Anthropology

EXPERIENCE

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • Top 40 Under 40 - Matrimonial and Family Law, The National Advocates, 2015 & 2016

  • "10 Best" Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction, Illinois, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016 & 2017

ACTIVITIES & AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, DuPage County Bar Association

  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association

  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

  • Illinois State Bar Association, 40-hour Mediation/Arbitration Training

  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, 2-day Collaborative Practice Training

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • State of Illinois, 2010

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2011

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2011

 

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