In the News: Court Says City Can’t Hold Impounded Vehicles After Drivers File for Chapter 13

Here in Chicago, many people rely on their vehicles to get to work, pick up their kids from school, attend critical appointments, and so much more. Particularly for individuals who are in debt, having reliable access to transportation can often mean the difference between keeping a job, making payments to creditors, and getting the help they need – or having to face all the pressure of mounting debt without any sort of reliable safety net. In //READ MORE

2019-07-29T16:17:30+00:00 August 6th, 2019|Community|

What Does a Title Company Do?

Title is one of the most important things to understand about real estate in Chicagoland and around the country – and it’s also one of the most commonly misunderstood concepts, as well.  To put it briefly, title is the broad term used to describe who has the legal ownership of, and thus the right to sell, a certain piece of property. Before, during, and even after the sale of a home, there are certain types of //READ MORE

2019-07-08T14:20:08+00:00 July 18th, 2019|Community|

Breaking Down 4 FAQs About Foreclosure in Illinois

If you are struggling with debt or facing the possibility of foreclosure, you probably have a number of pressing questions.  The foreclosure process can be intimidating and confusing – and facing foreclosure can have serious long-term consequences on your lifestyle, your finances, and your well-being. Facing foreclosure could mean having to vacate your home, lose your accumulated equity, and experience damage to your credit that could have aftereffects lasting for years down the line.  //READ MORE

2019-07-01T14:53:04+00:00 July 9th, 2019|Community|

In Illinois, What Happens to Your Home If You Don’t Have a Will?

John Lennon famously once said that “life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” It’s a beautiful and important quote, and an exceptional reminder that leading a fulfilling life is about being in the moment, and seizing the opportunity to spend time with friends and loved ones whenever you can. At the same time? It’s key to remember that one of the best ways to ensure that you can “live in the moment” is //READ MORE

2019-06-07T15:53:04+00:00 June 20th, 2019|Community|

What is the Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance, or RLTO?

In Chicago, there are apartments for every taste and budget, from sleek penthouses overlooking the city skyline to quaint walk-ups with charming built-ins and all the historical trimmings. And in most cases, all of these rental units are going to be governed by the same set of rules, the Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance, or RLTO. RLTO is a broad ordinance, and the primary source for tenants’ rights law in the City of Chicago. This exhaustive //READ MORE

2019-05-31T16:54:19+00:00 June 11th, 2019|Community|