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Raiford Dalton Palmer

Raiford Dalton Palmer

Managing Shareholder, STG Divorce Law
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Illinois
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Biography

You are getting divorced, and you want to save your kids, your money, and your sanity. We understand your needs. We help smart, successful people get divorced efficiently while helping stay sane during tough times. Satisfied clients have referred us to friends and family since 1994.

I'm a divorce lawyer with over 20 years of experience. My bestselling divorce guide, I Just Want This Done, has received rave reviews on Amazon.com and in the media.

My law firm, STG Divorce Law, has been in business over 25 years. Our firm has a large team of skilled and empathetic divorce lawyers. We solve simple and complex divorce cases in the Chicagoland area, both by negotiation and by litigation in court if necessary.

Contact me so we can help you now.

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Video Conferencing
  • Google Meet
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, Discover
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Retainer required for hourly billed cases. Fixed fees available. $300 one hour initial consultation.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Fellow
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
- Current
Mediator
Association for Conflict Resolution
- Current
Fellow
Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
- Current
Fellow
International Association of Collaborative Professionals
- Current
Education
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
J.D | Law
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.A. (1991) | Political Science/Prelaw
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Activities: Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity
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Awards
Leading Lawyer, Family Law
Leading Lawyers Network
Leading Lawyer - Family Law in Illinois.
SuperLawyer - Family Law
SuperLawyers
SuperLawyer in Family Law - Illinois. Mr. Palmer has been named a SuperLawyer in Illinois Family law every year since 2016. Only the top 5% of attorneys in family law are selected as SuperLawyers.
Leading Lawyer, Family Law
Leading Lawyers Network
Selected by peers as a Leading Lawyer in Family Law again for 2019.
SuperLawyer in Family Law, 2019
Superlawyers
Named a SuperLawyer in Family Law again! Peer-selected process. Top family law attorney in the State of Illinois.
Pro Bono Service Award
DuPage Bar Legal Aid Service
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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DuPage County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Chicago Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Fellow
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Child Support and Maintenance, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Family Law Conference
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Presentation to divorce attorneys and judges regarding the amended Illinois child support and maintenance laws.
Authentication of Electronic Evidence, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers/IICLE President's Day Conference
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers/Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Seminar presented to attorneys and judges regarding the techniques to authenticate and offer into evidence electronic evidentiary items such as social media posts, text messages, and electronic photos.
Relocation of Children, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers/IICLE Columbus Day Conference, Oak Brook, IL
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers/Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Seminar presented to judges and attorneys regarding the law governing relocation of minor children and custody/visitation in Illinois.
Certifications
Collaborative Practice Lawyer
Collaborative Divorce Illinois
Mediator
Center for Conflict Resolution
Websites & Blogs
Website
STG Divorce Law - Raiford Dalton Palmer Profile
Website
I Just Want This Done Book Website
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. Can mother with sole custody residing in separate state from the father,180 miles away, move to a state further away?
A: This depends largely on the terms of your divorce or parentage judgment. The parenting judgment should state who has parental responsibilities (custody) and how parenting time (visitation) is handled. It should also contain terms about relocation - moving the child over 25 miles from their location when the judgment was entered. If no terms are in the judgment, the law set forth in 750 ILCS 5/609.2 will govern relocation of the child. Generally speaking, if the other parent has left the state, it should be easier for you to relocate with the child.
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Contact & Map
STG Divorce Law
Chicago
22 West Washington Street
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone: (312) 561-9344
Monday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Thursday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 8 PM (Today)
Sunday: 8 AM - 8 PM
STG Divorce Law
Naperville
1250 E. Diehl Road
Suite 400
Naperville, IL 60563
Telephone: (630) 394-8285
Monday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Thursday: 7 PM - 11 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 8 PM (Today)
Sunday: 8 AM - 8 PM
STG Divorce Law
St. Charles
100 Illinois St.
Suite 200
St. Charles, IL 60174
Telephone: (630) 593-7837
Monday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Thursday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 8 PM (Today)
Sunday: 8 AM - 8 AM
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