Deed Restrictions: What Every Prospective Homeowner Needs to Know Before Buying

Deed Restrictions: What Every Prospective Homeowner Needs to Know Before Buying                Finally! After attending countless open house events, you’ve done it. You have found your dream home. As you begin to take in the excitement of it all, and plan all of the projects you will take on to really make this your dream

Filing Claims Against an Estate in Probate

Filing Claims Against an Estate in Probate If a person who owes you money dies, you have the right to file a claim against the decedent’s estate to attempt to obtain the compensation you are owed. It is a possibility that the deceased person had a last will and testament and their estate is in

Child Support and Alimony Calculations in Illinois

Child Support and Alimony Calculations in Illinois                 If you are currently faced with the possibility of a divorce, you may have questions about child support and alimony. Knowing how maintenance (formerly child support or alimony) is calculated in Illinois helps spouses know what to expect should a maintenance award be granted during proceedings. As

Determining Pet Custody in Illinois

Determining “Pet Custody” in Illinois         The age-old saying of a dog being “man’s best friend” shows just how much our furry friends mean to us. Animals show people affection, bring people joy, and provide a sense of championship that can otherwise be elusive. Having that sense of championship is what creates such a strong

The Differences Between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for relief under the Bankruptcy Code. Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy – What’s the Difference?                 If you are in serious debt and are looking for a way out, two options that bankruptcy attorneys often recommend to clients are filing for Chapter 7 or

The Pros and Cons of Prenuptial Agreements

The Pros and Cons of Prenuptial Agreements                 A prenuptial agreement, more commonly known as a “prenup,” is an agreement entered into by a couple before they get married. The central purpose of forming a prenuptial agreement is to protect each spouse’s property rights in the unfortunate event that the marriage ends in a divorce.

Illinois Estate Tax Exemption and Calculation

Illinois Estate Tax Exemption and Calculation Planning your estate is a necessary step in making sure your heirs get the property they are entitled to. In Illinois, like the federal government, there is a tax placed on the estates of individuals that must be paid before any money can be dispersed to their heirs. This

1031 Exchanges of Real Estate

1031 Exchanges                 Only two things in life are certain: death and taxes. Death is impossible to avoid, but I’m going to let you in on a little secret; you may be able to defer paying taxes on the sale of real property that is used as an investment. There are very specific rules governing

Declarations for Mental Health Treatment

Declarations for Mental Health Treatment                 Preparing for the worst isn’t always easy, but it is sensible. The Mental Health Treatment Preference Declaration Act is an easy way to prepare for an unfortunate event that may leave an individual “incapable.” The Act seeks to provide peace of mind to people who may have certain requests

Cannabis Legalization: What You Need to Know

Cannabis Legalization: What You Need to Know Recently, the Illinois General Assembly passed the “Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act” which will legalize recreational use of cannabis in Illinois. Beginning on January 1, 2020, adults age 21 and older will be allowed to purchase cannabis from licensed sellers throughout the state. Although the recreational use of