Orders of Protection in Illinois

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
May 26,2021

When living with a domestic abuser, it can prove challenging to find a way out. In these situations, it is paramount to guard your safety.  One way to do so is by pursuing an order of protection with the help of an experienced family law attorney. An order of protection is more commonly referred to […]

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Modification of Child Support in Illinois

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
May 19,2021

When settling upon a family law agreement, the parties typically aim to create agreements that will work for a long time. However, when circumstances change, modifications may need to occur. In the case of modifying child support in Illinois, it must be shown to the court that there has been a “substantial change in circumstances”. […]

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Questions To Ask Your Attorney When Preparing Your Prenuptial Agreement

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
May 14,2021

Drafting a prenuptial agreement in Illinois is important. You have worked hard for the assets you have acquired. Prenuptial agreements ensure the final say of how your assets are spilt is not determined by Illinois courts. When preparing for a consultation with your attorney about your prenuptial agreement, there are certain questions that are important […]

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Division of Stock Options

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
May 05,2021

Stock options may be included amid the property subject to division in your divorce case. Under Illinois law, stock options are categorized as marital property. However, with the aid of an experienced attorney, these matters can be negotiated. Attorney Michael J. Smith has been serving Rockford and the surrounding communities for over 40 years. 

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