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Things a Real Estate Attorney Can Do That an Agent Cannot

The roles and job of a real estate attorney and a realtor are quite different when it comes to purchasing or selling a property. But many a times, people do not know about the limitations of a real estate agent, and make the mistake of not involving an attorney in the process. Most real estate transactions are straightforward and can be handled by a realtor, but sometimes, disputes arise which lead to negotiations and often litigation, which otherwise could have been avoided if an attorney was present from the beginning. Here are a few things t... Read more

Factors Affecting the Determination of Parenting Time in Illinois

Up until December 31, 2015, parents getting divorced commonly sought visitation with their children. However, significant changes has been made to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution Of Marriage Act (IMDMA) and put into effect on January 1, 2016, eliminating the visitation statue and replacing it with parenting time. Aside from the change in terminology, there are significant differences between the old and new laws, how the new statute works, and factors affecting the determination of parenting time. The New Parenting Time Law in Illinois O... Read more

Home Buying – Situations When You Need a Real Estate Attorney

Whether you are purchasing your first home or moving into a bigger house with your family, the home buying process involves several legalities. Each state has certain rules and regulations in place pertaining to who needs to be involved and what legal requirements must be met in order to complete a real estate transaction. While your real estate agent is capable of handling most aspects of your home buying process, you need an experienced real estate attorney to provide you legal guidance so you do not end up making potential mistakes leading t... Read more

Prenuptial Agreements – Do You Need to Make One?

A prenuptial agreement or contract is a legal document created and signed by a couple before their marriage. It is also known as a prenup or premarital agreement, and comprises of a list of all the assets, property, and debts each individual owns. It also outlines the financial and property rights of each person during their marriage. Is a Prenup the Right Option for you? While most people think that prenuptial agreements are only for the rich, that is not the case. Every person has a different reason for signing a prenup before marriage depend... Read more

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