Legal Blog of Thaddeus M. Bond, Jr. Associates

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

January 30, 2019

In Illinois, what used to be called child custody is now called parenting responsibilities.  Custody issues may be resolved one of two ways:

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January 17, 2019

Whether you are the seller or the buyer in the deal, don't wait to call our real estate attorneys. We can provide the legal services you need, tailored to where you are in the process. Here are some of the things we do for our clients:

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January 10, 2019

Family court can be very stressful.  Among the many issues you will have to deal with is payment of attorney's fees.  Prospective clients frequently ask us how much they can expect to spend.  The answer is rarely simple.

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December 27, 2018

Mediation is a way for you and your ex-spouse to work out the terms of the divorce with minimal or no decisions made by a judge. It puts the decision-making and terms in the hands of you and your former partner. Many issues can be resolved through mediation, including:

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December 20, 2018

We are frequently asked by elderly homeowners and their families whether there is anything they can do to prevent their house from being sold to pay for expensive long term care in an assisted living facility.  In general, Medicaid will not pay for such care until it can be demonstrated that the patient is insolvent.  Many people attempt to have their parents deed the house to them to try and keep the home and its value in the family.  However, Medicaid has a 5 year look back rule and can void any transfer made during that period which appears to have been completed with the intention of de

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December 10, 2018

In a quest for positive press coverage, our sheriff's office continues to ignore its responsibilities. Judges must follow the law when entering orders determining when someone must leave a property when they fail to pay what they owe. The sheriff has no right to disregard a court order or disregard a judge's determination of when someone must leave.

November 01, 2018

Once you get past the emotional shock of the loss of a loved one, practical considerations take over.  How do I wrap up my family member’s financial affairs and get their assets distributed to the survivors?  Answers to these questions are rarely easy and you should seek an attorney to assist you.

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October 19, 2018

1. Petition

One party to the marriage begins the legal process for the dissolution of marriage by filing a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. The person filing the case is referred to as the "Petitioner." The other spouse is referred to as the "Respondent."

Once the petition is filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the appropriate County, the Petition and a Summons will be served upon the respondent by a sheriff or a private process server.

2. The Response

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October 10, 2018

Among the many issues one must deal with in getting divorced, one of the most emotional issues is often which spouse will get the family cat or dog.  The simple answer is that the law treats pets as personal property and not as humans.  If the pet was acquired before the marriage, the spouse who acquired it will be awarded the animal in the divorce.

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