Legal Blog of Thaddeus M. Bond, Jr. Associates

Serving Waukegan, Libertyville, Lake County, Gurnee & nearby areas of Illinois

August 09, 2019

Legal matters involve sensitive and sometimes uncomfortable issues.  You have to know that you can trust your attorney and that the information you provide will not be disclosed to the wrong people and will not be used to your detriment.  How can you find out if you can trust the lawyer that you are considering hiring?

July 19, 2019

The answer, quite simply, is very little.  Illinois no longer requires that you prove grounds for a divorce and is essentially a no fault state.  You no longer need to show adultery, substance abuse or abandonment to be granted a divorce. Instead, the person filing for divorce must show only the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. 

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July 12, 2019

For many people, the answer is yes.  A living trust is a device that can help your heirs avoid probate court after you pass away and make transition of ownership of your assets relatively easy.  We will review with you all of your significant assets and will advise you if a trust makes sense for your situation.  Quite often, we recommend a living trust for people who own their own home and/or other real estate.  Once your will, trust and other estate planning documents are executed, we will assist with transferring title to your real estate and your other assets in to the trust.  When you p

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June 17, 2019

Mediators are neutral third parties. The sessions are confidential and the mediator cannot talk to the judge or anyone else about what happened during those sessions.

June M. Peterson-Gleason is an experienced mediator from the Law Offices of Thaddeus M. Bond, Jr. & Associates. Mediation has the following benefits:

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June 04, 2019

Wondering what it costs to evict a tenant in Lake County, Illinois?  Here is our current fee structure:

  • $500 flat fee plus costs for an uncontested case.  $800 flat fee plus costs if the tenant requests and is granted a trial or files a motion to vacate a default judgment.
  • Costs average $400-$800 and cover such things as the court filing fee, service of process fees and/or the costs to have the sheriff schedule and attend an eviction.
May 17, 2019

There are many components to supporting a child of parents who are divorced or were never married: emotional, custodial and financial. In Illinois, the legislature has set forth a minimum statutory guideline for financial support based upon the number of children a couple is supporting.

The child support guidelines are as follows:

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May 07, 2019

In order to win an eviction case, you need to convince a judge that the occupant of the property no longer has the right to be there, either because of non-payment of rent or violation of other lease terms.  Once you prove to the court that a proper pre-lawsuit notice was served and the tenant still did not leave, you will get an order telling the tenant to vacate.  If the tenant still does not leave, you must hire the county sheriff to enforce the court order.

April 12, 2019

It goes without saying that the end of a marriage is an emotionally charged period of your life. In addition to any emotional pain you may be experiencing, divorce also has implications for your future and your children's future, financially and otherwise.  Before divorce is granted, the following must be settled:

  • Division of property
  • Division of debt
  • Alimony payments, if applicable
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support

As experienced divorce attorneys, we will:

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March 11, 2019

Paternity disputes tend to fall into one of two general categories. In the first, the father is trying to establish paternity so that he might be granted certain child custody rights. These rights can vary from a full shared custody agreement with the mother to simple visitation rights with the child.

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February 13, 2019

In a marriage, you acquire property and other assets (real estate, money, investments) as a couple. You may also have assets from before your marriage. When a marriage is dissolved, these things must be divided up. Generally, anything acquired during the marriage is considered "marital property," while pre-marriage items are not considered marital property.

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