Legal Blog of Thaddeus M. Bond, Jr. Associates

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

May 31, 2017

Death can come when we least expect it.  Proper preparation will make things as seamless as possible for your family and loved ones.  There is no such thing as starting the estate planning process too soon.  Some of the things you will need to do and think about:

Identify your assets. Prepare a list of assets, including investments, real estate and business interests, insurance policies, annuities, and retirement savings. You must also think about your debts and how they will be addressed after you pass away.

May 23, 2017

Attorney Ted Bond, Jr. discusses the importance of proper service of a 5 day notice as a precursor to filing an eviction lawsuit in Lake County, Illinois.


Tags: Evictions
May 18, 2017

One of the great benefits of being a practicing lawyer is that it gives you opportunities to engage in community service that might not otherwise be available.  Attorney Ted Bond, Jr. is finishing up a six year term on the board of directors of his alma mater, Carmel Catholic High School, including two years spent as board chair.  Carmel Catholic is a faith based, college prepatory high school with a well deserved reputation as one of the best educational institutions in the Chicago area.

May 15, 2017

Today's video blog discusses how we handle attorney fees in family law matters and how much you can expect to pay.



May 09, 2017

In adoption matters and cases involving child custody, Illinois judges will typically appoint a guardian ad litem. The "GAL" acts as an advisor to the judge and normally prepares a report and recommendations as to how to best protect the interests of the child. This usually involves interviewing the child, the birth parents and/or step parents or other custodial adult and will often require one or more home visits.

May 02, 2017

Today's video blog discusses the closing costs buyers can expect to pay for residential real estate closings in Lake County, IL. Feel free to contact us for more information: (847) 599-9101



April 26, 2017

Attorney Ted Bond, Jr. discusses the closing costs sellers can expect to pay for residential real estate closings in Lake County, IL.  Feel free to contact us for more information: (847) 599-9101 


April 19, 2017

Many parents who are separated, never married or divorced are familiar with the term child custody.  However, 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.

April 11, 2017

Today's video blog discusses our fees for residential real estate closings for property located in Lake County, Illinois.

April 05, 2017

What is the best way to find a lawyer?  Check with friends or family who have been through something similar to see if they had a good experience.  Professionals like accountants, psychotherapists, members of the clergy and lawyers who don’t practice family law often know the best attorneys in your area.  A good attorney will maintain and update a quality web site with lots of general information about themselves and the law to help you make a decision.