Legal Blog of Thaddeus M. Bond, Jr. Associates

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

December 19, 2017

Illinois statutes no longer use the term child custody but it is a commonly understood phrase.  Instead of awarding custody, courts now delineate decision making responsibility in regards to such issues as education, primary residence, health care, extracurricular activities and religion.  Most of the time, these issues are resolved as part of divorce proceedings.  However, in many cases, the parents of the child have never been married so custody related issues are determined as part of a parentage case.  In some cases, people other than a parent might seek some form of custody of a child.

December 14, 2017

November 28, 2017

Getting divorced 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.

November 02, 2017

We are a landlord’s rights firm, choosing to represent only residential property owners and not tenants (we do represent commercial tenants).  A frequent mistake that we see is landlords failing to renew their leases in writing at or prior to the time they expire.  When they have a good paying tenant, many landlords want to avoid causing problems by simply letting the tenant continue under the terms of the written lease as they currently exist.

October 25, 2017

When most people think of lawyers, they assume they spend a lot of their time in court, litigating disputes on behalf of their clients.  In reality, a great deal of the practice of family law involves non-litigated resolution of disputes.  Approximately 95% of all civil cases are settled and do not make it all the way to a trial.  Our attorneys always try to negotiate with opposing counsel to see if the dispute can be settled on mutually agreeable terms.  Such resolutions save the parties money, time and the stress of being in court. 

October 13, 2017

In today’s video blog, attorney Ted Bond, Jr. discusses using Cash For Keys to resolve mortgage foreclosure, tenant eviction and property tax foreclosure cases.


October 06, 2017

It could take only a few months if you and your soon to be former spouse agree on everything, possibly after voluntarily participating in mediation, and/or there are no minor children and/or not a lot of assets to split up.  It could also take many years if the marital estate is complex and/or there are issues relating to parenting responsibilities and child custody. 

September 30, 2017

Recently received this announcement from the Lake County Recorder of Deeds:

September 21, 2017

Evictions for Lease Violations Other Than Non-Payment of Rent

September 12, 2017

The sale of real estate will most likely be the one of the largest, most important financial transaction of your life.