‘Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney to Buy or Sell Property in Illinois?’

Here in Illinois, there are some “unwritten rules” that are nevertheless taken pretty seriously. For instance, it’s taken for granted that the perfect hot dog comes with mustard, white onions, relish, dill pickle, tomato slices, sport peppers, and celery salt. It’s widely accepted that, if you’re taking an escalator, you stand on the right side of the stairs and allow people to pass you by on the left side. And it’s pretty much standard that, if //READ MORE

2018-11-02T10:59:17+00:00 November 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

‘I’m Being Sued Over Debt. What Are My Options?’

You open the mailbox and find a notice that’s anything but welcome: You’re being sued for a debt. This is not an uncommon scene, but it’s still a shocking and upsetting one – particularly if you’re the one receiving the notice that a lawsuit is pending. Whether you expected this action on the part of a creditor or not, it’s important to consider how you can respond in the event that you face a lawsuit over //READ MORE

2018-11-02T10:50:05+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Community|

How Do I Pay for a Bankruptcy Attorney?

If you’re struggling with significant debt and are looking for ways to repay your creditors, bankruptcy may be an option for you. Bankruptcy is a way for consumers to hit refresh on their financial lives, giving them a chance to discharge or restructure their debts, providing some breathing room and an opportunity to move forward on surer financial footing. But, for many consumers who are weighing bankruptcy as an option, other questions inevitably tend to come //READ MORE

2018-10-26T14:21:26+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Community|

‘What Are My Options If I’m Behind on My Mortgage?’

As of early 2017, 5.3% of mortgages were delinquent by 30 days or more, according to a report by HousingWire. In that same period, the serious delinquency rate – that is, loans that are 90 days or more past due, including those in foreclosure – hovered around 2.5%. All of this is to say that if you’re fearful of falling behind on your mortgage payments, you’re not alone. While falling behind on your monthly mortgage payments //READ MORE

2018-10-26T14:32:30+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Community|

In Illinois, How Are My Property Taxes Determined?

Did you know that Illinois residents pay the second-highest property taxes in the U.S.? According to a report brought to our attention by the Chicago Tribune, Illinois comes only behind New Jersey in terms of property taxes. Property taxes are collected by state and local governments, and go towards any number of essential functions, including providing funding for schools, infrastructure, public works projects, first responders, and more. But while they’re a fact of life, and part //READ MORE

2018-10-19T15:53:41+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Community|