The Illinois Supreme Court has recognized that the preparation of a deed is considered the practice of law. This means that non-attorneys are barred from preparing deeds on behalf of anyone other than themselves.
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We often speak with people who believe that a divorce is imminent and wanting to know what steps to take to protect them and to make the process as easy as possible. Here are some of our most common suggestions:
Divorce can be very costly. It is important to have funds available to pay your bills on a single income. Reduce unnecessary expenditure and avoid large purchases.
Document Your Income, Assets and Liabilities
The decision to add a child to your family is serious and life changing. By providing a child with a loving and permanent home, adoptive families have discovered the unique joy of making a life-changing difference to a child. It is a feeling you can't get any other way.
Our firm has handled literally thousands of residential real estate transactions. We have often worked with some of the best lenders and mortgage brokers in the business but have also worked with some of the worst. Based on those experiences, here is our advice for choosing the right lender for you:
Our firm has handled literally thousands of residential real estate transactions. We have often worked with some of the best real estate brokers in the business but have also worked with some of the worst. Based on those experiences, here is our advice for choosing the right realtor for you:
Legal issues can be very emotional, costly and very time consuming for our clients. As such, we always strive to have a strong attorney client relationship. We have a successful practice and consider ourselves a boutique firm, meaning that we are selective about the clients we choose to represent. We have no interest in battling with our clients or spending time working for someone who is not completely happy with our services. We recognize that we are not the right match for every person and that our clients will not always agree with our recommendations. When someone
By now, you have probably set some New Year's resolutions and maybe even broken some of them. With the holidays now past and a new year in full swing, here is a list of things you should consider consulting with your lawyer about so that you have a successful and prosperous 2017:
For most people, the purchase and/or sale of real estate will most likely be the largest, most important financial transaction of their life.
Selecting a lawyer who is a good 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.
A new law went into effect in Illinois in 2016 which dramatically changed the way what used to be called child custody is determined. 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.