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April 2017 Archives

Closing problems frequent issue in real estate transactions

Buying a house or new business in Illinois is typically an exciting experience. From start to finish, bringing real estate transactions to fruition can take months. When problems arise, buyers and sellers may suffer substantial delays. One thing everyone typically hopes for, but don't always get, is a smooth closing.

Summer vacation doesn't mean your visitation rights go on hiatus

When you became one of many other divorced parents in Illinois, you likely determined you'd not allow the situation to cause a breakdown in your relationship with your children. You worked long and hard to negotiate a viable visitation plan. However, with summer vacation just around the bend, you may now be worried how it might affect your current custody agreement.

Navigating the civil justice system in contract disputes

When an Illinois resident signs an agreement with a financial lender, he or she becomes responsible for fulfilling any and all obligations therein. If the person believes another party has failed to adhere to the terms of an agreement, or has in some other way breached a contract, a lawsuit can be filed in a civil court to rectify the situation, if needed. Contract disputes are not that uncommon; however, many are quite complicated and difficult to resolve without experienced assistance.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner heading for very friendly divorce

Some Illinois parents understand what's like to end their marital ties, then face months (or years) of courtroom battles regarding various issues relating to their children. Not every divorce is contentious, however. In fact, some people (such as Hollywood stars Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner) are so determined to keep their children's best interests at heart, one might think they were best friends rather than married spouses in the midst of divorce proceedings.

Who gets to say what is best when child custody issues arise?

Some of the Illinois divorces that occur this year will involve parents who want to keep their children's best interests at heart as they sever marital ties and move forward to new lifestyles. Most parents agree that keeping what's best for children a main focal point is of paramount importance in divorce. In fact, the courts require it. The question is: Who gets to define that when child custody issues arise?

What is virtual visitation, you ask?

Illinois parents who divorce face many challenging issues concerning their children. First of all, decisions about very basic matters, such as where children will live after a divorce is finalized, must be made. If parents agree on such matters, the court need merely approve their plan to move forward in life. However, if disagreements regarding visitation, custody or support arise, outside intervention may be needed to rectify a particular problem.