Legal Blog of Thaddeus M. Bond, Jr. Associates

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

April 19, 2018

The prospect of a divorce can obviously be intimidating. Many people worry about money and will attempt to navigate the process themselves without the aid of an attorney.

The reality, however, is that when it comes to divorce, matters are complicated. You need skilled legal representation to help you deal with the difficulties inherent in divorce proceedings and to make sure your best interests are protected.

April 13, 2018

The sale of real estate may be the largest, most important financial transaction of your life. In order to ensure the smooth and proper handling of such a transaction, you should hire a Lake County real estate attorney to assist you.

April 04, 2018

Family law is complicated and the inter-personal dynamics involve call for a lawyer with a specialized skill set. At The Law Offices of Thaddeus M. Bond Jr. & Associates, our family law attorneys have these skill sets. We’re confident that the consideration of a few key factors will lead you to our offices and attorneys.


The first and most important feature to look for when considering family law attorneys in Illinois is experience.  Our two attorneys have over 50 years combined experience practicing in the Lake County, Illinois court system

March 26, 2018

Today’s vlog discusses the best ways for a landlord to deal with a tenant who is evading service.

March 20, 2018

If you are buying or selling real estate in northeast Illinois or southeast Wisconsin, you need an attorney to assist you in the process.  Many people are curious as to the right time to contact our law firm.

March 03, 2018

We realize that there are many online services available which offer to help you create your own will.  While it may be tempting to use them as many of these services are inexpensive, having an improper estate plan can be worse than having no estate plan at all.  Some common problems with these do it yourself services:

February 19, 2018

Congress enacted sweeping changes to the tax code at the end of 2017.  Many of the revisions were designed to eliminate tax loopholes and reduce percevied unfairness in favor of wealthy individuals or companies.  One change which has not been clearly reported is the handling of like kind exchanges.  A like kind exchange allows for the deferral of capital gains tax on an appreciated asset that is sold so long as the proceeds of the sale are used to purchase a replacement property similar in nature to the asset being sold.

February 14, 2018

In today’s video blog, Attorney Ted Bond, Jr. discusses when businesses can be held liable for slip and fall accidents on their property and what can be done to minimize your exposure to injury claims.

February 07, 2018

For many years, a landlord had to bring a case to remove a tenant from their property under the Illinois Forcible Entry and Detainer Act.  This terminology was not very well known to anyone other than lawyers and judges.  Effective January 1, 2018, the term Forcible Entry and Detainer Act has been replaced by the more commonly used “Eviction.”  From this point forward, paperwork filed with the courts should not use reference to Forcible Entry and Detainer and should simply state that the landlord is seeking an Eviction.  Additionally, the Illinois Supreme Court has issued a new standardized

February 02, 2018

Illinois child custody laws are very complex.