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The co-founders of Crosby & Crosby LLP, Mason and Tyler Crosby, are experienced litigators who recognize the extreme importance of maintaining effective communication with all their clients. Constant, efficient, and effective communication is the key to building mutual trust between client and attorney, as well as achieving a final outcome that is satisfactory to all concerned parties.

Recognizing the importance of maintaining strong lines of communication, at Crosby & Crosby, we employ cutting edge technology, ensuring that we remain in constant communication with our clients and attentive to their legal needs.

As practicing lawyers in Rockford, Illinois, we also maintain a client-friendly approach in building mutual bonds of trust. We understand that our clients are real people with genuine legal needs, and our practice is built on the belief that we must keep those needs at the center of our practice.

Helping real people with real problems achieve real and satisfactory solutions to their legal issues is what we are all about at Crosby & Crosby Law, and that will never change.

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Why Hire Us?

Courtroom
Experience:

We can think of at least three excellent reasons for hiring Crosby & Crosby as your family lawyers in Rockford, and adjacent areas of northern Illinois. First, with our years of experience in civil litigation, we understand the importance of gathering information effectively from opposing parties in legal matters, and then litigating forcefully for our clients to accomplish their wishes and needs.

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Second, our office maintains and utilizes the latest office management software, ensuring that client files for legal services are always properly organized, that we never miss court dates, and we’re constantly accessible to our clients and their needs.

Reliable Client
Communication:

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we remain steadfastly committed to establishing and maintaining strong attorney-client relationships. At Crosby & Crosby LLP, we’re never more than a phone call away. At our law firm, we will never deviate from our commitment to keep our clients fully informed - whether they’re in the state of Illinois or far beyond - as we work toward a satisfactory resolution of their legal needs.

At Crosby & Crosby, You’re Never Alone

We want you to know that first and foremost, we’re here to help you succeed and protect what you value most.

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How to choose the right divorce lawyer?

Choosing the right divorce lawyer, in our mind, comes down to three factors. First, is this lawyer going to be an aggressive advocate for me? Second, is this lawyer a person I can get along with personally? Third, do I trust this lawyer to communicate with me effectively? If you walk away from an initial consultation with a lawyer answering yes to those three questions, you have likely found the lawyer who is right for you.

Legal work can be extremely time consuming. Your expectations should not necessarily be that your lawyer is someone you can vent to about your personal life, as that would likely result in an unreasonably high bill. But you should expect your lawyer to keep you informed as to the status of your case. You should also expect your lawyer to listen to your wishes and concerns and use those thoughts as a basis for your case. You don’t need to talk to your lawyer everyday, but you should hear from them every other week or so.

Expect the unexpected when it comes to the Court dates. The Court system is based on a first-come-first-serve calendar, when the case is not filed as an emergency. All initial Court dates are determined by the Clerk of the Court, not of the lawyer or client. If you have a lawyer, expect the Judges to want your lawyer to do the talking, unless the Judge asks the client a question directly. You should also expect the Judge to keep the Courtroom as orderly as possible. Judges very much look down on people who speak out of turn. As for dress, the Court does not require a strict dress code, but it is always a good idea to dress professionally to show the Judge that you take the system and their Courtroom seriously.

There is a process in the law referred to as “discovery” that allows a party to a legal proceeding to discover information about the opposing party. In the context of a divorce, “discovery” is primarily used in the form of written questions and written requests for the opposing party to provide documents to the party that is doing the requesting. These are called “interrogatories” and “requests to produce.” During the process, the party answering the questions or requests must provide a written testimony, under oath, that the documents and answers are true and accurate. It is through this process of “discovery” that we are able to learn what assets a party possesses.

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