Legal Blog of Thaddeus M. Bond, Jr. Associates

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

September 08, 2017

The purchase of real estate will most likely be the largest, most important financial transaction of your life. In order to ensure the smooth and proper handling of such a transaction, the purchaser should consult with a Lake County real estate attorney prior to the signing of a contract.

August 24, 2017

When operating a small business, you need a support team of professionals.  Most owners will automatically retain a CPA or tax adviser to help them deal with the financial aspects of the business.  A business attorney should also be a part of your team.  The costs associated with hiring a good law firm will save you money in the long run and will help provide you with peace of mind.

Some of the things you should have a lawyer assist you with:

August 11, 2017

Selecting a lawyer who is the best fit for you is very important.  You will be addressing serious and sensitive matters and will likely be working regularly with that person for months if not years. 

August 07, 2017

Thinking they can save money, many landlords attempt to complete the eviction process by themselves and without representation by an experienced eviction attorney. They often find that the procedures are difficult and that even a simple error can delay the eviction of a non-paying tenant for weeks and even months.

July 26, 2017

This is not a simple question to answer.  The main factor will be whether your divorce is uncontested or contested. If you and your spouse have reached agreement on everything in your case, possibly after voluntarily participating in mediation, you could complete an uncontested divorce in less than two months. 

June 28, 2017

Since 2016, the term child custody is no longer used in Illinois.  Instead, a court now makes decisions based on "allocation of parental responsibilities."  One or both parents are chosen to be responsible for a child’s education, health, religion, and extracurricular activities.  The terms sole custody or joint custody are no longer used.

June 13, 2017

If you don't properly and legally prepare your will and estate, your family may be left trying to sort out the details upon your death. This can be a time-consuming and very expensive undertaking and one that you can save them from by having everything in place beforehand. Find out more about legal will and estate planning in this presentation:


June 06, 2017

On March 23, 2017, the Illinois Supreme Court issued its opinion in In re: Marriage of Heroy wherein they helped clarify the law on when one party to a divorce must fully pay or contribute to the attorney’s fees of the other party.  In prior decisions, Illinois appellate courts had upheld the denial of attorney fee petitions based upon an inability to pay but inability to pay had not been clearly defined.  The Supreme Court stated that an inability to pay does not require having no assets or a zero balance bank account.  Instead, an inability to pay the other party’s fees would exi