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.
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Serving Waukegan, Libertyville, Lake County, Gurnee & nearby areas of Illinois
Today's video blog discusses our fees for residential real estate closings for property located in Lake County, Illinois.
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.
When our attorneys started practicing over 25 years ago, carbon copy forms, curled fax paper and typewriters were the norm. Wow, have things changed! Although we are by choice a small boutique law firm, we have strived to maintain the highest and best technology available in an effort to serve our clients better and to ultimately save them money. Some of the things that we have available and use on a regular basis:
In our first video blog, attorney Ted Bond, Jr. explains the process and timeline for evicting a Lake County, IL tenant for non-payment of rent.
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.
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: