Who Can Grant a Conservation Easement?

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Aug 31,2022

The only one who can decide to grant a conservation easement on their property is the owner of the said property. If there are several property owners, all must agree on the easement. Want to learn more? Click the link here. https://web.extension.illinois.edu/lcr/easement.cfm#:~:text=The%20owner%20of%20the%20property,agree%20to%20place%20the%20easement.

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Zoom Court is Still Court

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Aug 19,2022

The pandemic we’ve lived through has resulted in more legal proceedings taking place online via Zoom or Google Meet. It is important to realize that issues of decorum and process still apply when you attend “Zoom Court”. Judges and juries are human beings; making the wrong impression based on your actions or appearance can harm […]

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Moving With Your Child Post-Divorce

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Jul 29,2022

Divorce and moving are both strenuous tasks. Put the two together and your life can be turned upside down. Follow the tips in the link below to make the move as smooth as possible. https://www.ourfamilywizard.com/blog/moving-kids-after-divorce

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How Will Divorce Impact Your Business?

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Jul 21,2022

When you are going through a divorce, it may seem like there are a million thoughts in your head at once. Does one of those thoughts have to do with how your business will be affected? Visit the website linked below to learn the answer to that question. If you have further questions, please contact […]

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Debunking the Most Common Divorce Myths

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Jul 06,2022

If you are looking for information regarding divorce and family law, the best place to get it is from a licensed attorney. Don’t believe everything you hear people say. Follow the link for 27 of the most common divorce myths. https://www.divorcesource.com/ds/main/divorce-myths-uncovered-1045.shtml

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Illinois Easement Deed Forms

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
May 31,2022

Are you looking to obtain an easement in the state of Illinois? If so, you came to the right place. Follow the link below to find easement deed forms for all Illinois counties. Call our office today at 815-923-1129 so we can help to ensure your real estate needs go smoothly. https://www.deeds.com/forms/illinois/easement-deed/

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Why You SHOULD Have a Will

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
May 24,2022

A last will and testament is a document that states what will happen to your estate after you die. If you die without this, you are letting the court and state laws decide who obtains your assets and property. This can make your death even harder for your loved ones. Follow the link to read […]

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Do I Need to Hire an Attorney For Closing?

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
May 11,2022

Although Illinois does not require hiring a real estate attorney for transactions, often times realtors suggest it. There are many benefits to having a real estate attorney to help with transactions such as drafting and reviewing documents, transferring the title, mediating contract disputes, and so much more. Follow the link to learn more and contact […]

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