Selected as one of Illinois’ Super Lawyers® by his peers, Hagler has a proven track record of winning high-profile cases around the country with the Leving Legal Team. Attorney Hagler also spearheads the Litigation Mentorship program passing down his specialized knowledge gained from winning hundreds of court cases. He routinely handles sophisticated cases involving complex financial matters and has represented many high-profile clients including professional athletes, recording artists and public officials. Hagler has also helped reunite fathers with their children from Poland, Argentina, and Mexico and was tapped as a resource by State Department officials to provide strategic recommendations on enforcement of the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction cases.
With most military deployments lasting at least six months, military spouses can legally move children to another state, establish residency, and gain competitive legal advantage in that state’s divorce courts before the deployed parent even returns home.
“We should do more than display flags and watch parades; we should ensure that servicemembers’
“Servicemembers often have travel restrictions and financial constraints, making it difficult to visit their children in another state, let alone fight for parental rights,” adds Hagler. “Military and Civilian Bars must develop better relationships to assist deployed military personnel with family law matters. The Fatherhood Educational Institute (fatherhood-