Child Relocations in Illinois

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Apr 29,2021

Under Illinois law, what are the guidelines that pertain to child relocations?  Ultimately, the court will look at how a move will impact the best interests of the child. The court will permit the move if it serves the child’s best interests. We can help you navigate the process of fighting for the court’s approval […]

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Modification of Child Support In Illinois

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Apr 21,2021

According to Illinois law, in order to modify child support, there must be a “substantial change in circumstances”. Things that can be considered a substantial change include changed needs of the child, or a change in income.  Attorney Michael J. Smith uses his decades of experience to help his clients arrive at appropriately set child support levels. He […]

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Current Housing Market Proves Competitive

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Apr 15,2021

The best way to sum up the current state of the housing market? It remains “hotter than ever” with “high demand and record low supply.”  This March, there were 20 percent fewer homes on the market when compared to last March.  Whether you are a buyer or a seller, you will need legal advocacy throughout […]

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Division of Retirement Assets

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Apr 07,2021

Under Illinois law, only marital property is subject to division. Unfortunately, in some cases, retirement accounts and benefits are considered marital property. Whether this situation pertains to your case depends on your unique situation.  However, there are ways to avoid the need to divide retirement accounts and benefits amid the divorce process. We can help you […]

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Tips for Emotionally Navigating the Divorce Process

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Apr 01,2021

When going through the divorce process, individuals often go through stages of grief. Learn more about these particular stages, as well as how to reach the final acceptance stage. During this stressful phase in your life, it is important to look toward the light at the end of the tunnel. Read more about the stages […]

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