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Your obligations to buyers when selling your home

If you own a home in Illinois and decide to sell, there is a significant amount involved with this process. After putting a sign in your front yard, you still have to prepare your house for the process and determine a fair value for your home. As the seller, you will also have to tell potential buyers some things about your home.

Who is responsible for a mold problem in your new home?

Building a home or purchasing a home for your Illinois family is exciting, but it can be devastating to learn there are potential complications with your new property. This is particularly true if these issues are hazards that could cause complications with your health. One of these issues is the presence of mold in the home.

Protect your future today with a prenuptial agreement

Engaged Illinois couples have much to look forward to, and few of them likely consider what will happen in case their marriage does not end happily. It is not romantic to think about the possibility of divorce in the future, yet it can be prudent to consider ways you can protect yourself before you get married.

Is your family hoping to move forward with stepparent adoption?

Many Illinois families grow and expand through adoption. There are a few different types of adoption, and in your case, you may not want to adopt domestically or internationally, but to adopt your stepchild. If you are looking to take this step and adopt the biological children of your spouse, it is helpful to understand how this process works.

Reducing the complications in a high-asset divorce

If you are planning to file for divorce in Illinois, you know that you are facing a potentially complex and lengthy process, especially if there are significant wealth and assets at stake. A high-asset divorce is often a high-conflict divorce, but there are steps that you can take to ensure that you do everything possible to protect your financial interests.

Should you hire a lawyer when you buy a house?

The largest purchase that most Illinois residents make is buying a house. After spending a significant amount of time finding the house that's perfect for you, the last thing you want is to find out after the purchase that a mistake happened, the seller failed to make a disclosure or the title has issues.

Getting rid of a troublesome renter is not always easy

Property ownership and management has its rewards and drawbacks. Whether you have owned rental property for years or are just beginning your career as a landlord, you probably discovered quickly that you can never be entirely prepared for what may happen. As a variety of people rent from you, you will experience many unique situations that require your attention.

What does your divorce mean for your small business?

When an Illinois couple decides to file for divorce, it will certainly initiate several significant changes in the lives of both parties. While the end of a marriage will change things such as living arrangements and parenting time, it will also have serious impact on the financial well-being of both parties. During this process, you will find it beneficial to be intentional regarding the protection of your financial interests. 

Should you consider mediation for your divorce?

Illinois couples facing the prospect of divorce may feel overwhelmed by the thought of a long, complicated and contentious court battle. For many couples, a traditional divorce process is unnecessary, and it is possible to avoid many of the complexities altogether. Mediation may offer you a better way to divorce, providing you more control and less stress. 

Making a plan when things don't go as planned

While getting a fair division of your assets is probably important to you, your foremost concern during your divorce is most likely your children. As traumatic and confusing as divorce is for the adults involved, you can only imagine how your children are feeling. You want to make the transition as painless as you can, but maybe you are worried about the way the courts will rule in the areas of child custody and child support.

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  2. The Essig staff are courteous and helpful, and the attorneys are professional and knowledgeable. They are very efficient, with prompt turn-around times on title orders and real estate closings. I would highly recommend this office to others!

    -Donna Jones Craig Jim Maloof Realtor

  3. The Essig staff are courteous and helpful, and the attorneys are professional and knowledgeable. They are very efficient, with prompt turn-around times on title orders and real estate closings. I would highly recommend this office to others!

    -Donna Jones Craig Jim Maloof Realtor

  4. The Essig staff are courteous and helpful, and the attorneys are professional and knowledgeable. They are very efficient, with prompt turn-around times on title orders and real estate closings. I would highly recommend this office to others!

    -Donna Jones Craig Jim Maloof Realtor

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