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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Our Consultation Policy

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
May 05,2022

With our consultation policy, you can be sure that the advice you are hearing is coming from an experienced professional. Many firms who offer free consultations administer them through inexperienced attorneys or paralegals who will not be handling your case. At Michael J. Smith Attorney at Law, we ensure that your consultation is preformed by […]

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Never Say Never After Your Divorce

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Apr 26,2022

Never say never. The immediate aftermath of a divorce is not the best time to make major proclamations about your future relationships. https://www.insider.com/kaley-cuoco-absolutely-not-get-married-again-after-divorce-2022-4

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What To Know About Co-Parenting

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Apr 13,2022

If you have children, finding a way to co-parent is the most important thing you can do during and after your divorce. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/co-parenting

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Why the Increase in Gray Divorces?

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

The divorce rate is going up among people over 50. This article takes a look at factors that are driving the increase in “gray” divorces. https://katiecouric.com/lifestyle/relationships/boomer-gray-divorce-increase/

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Your Divorce Is Just That. Yours.

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Mar 22,2022

Your marriage is no one’s business but yours. It is important to make decisions on what is best for you and your children, not the opinions of relatives, friends and colleagues. With that said, at least you don’t have to worry about disappointing the queen. https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/a39460669/queen-deeply-upset-kids-divorced/

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Pandemic-Inspired Estate Planning

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Mar 14,2022

Has living through a pandemic caused you to think more about your estate plan or lack thereof? Everyone needs an estate plan and the second best time to act is now (the best time to act was yesterday). https://www.kiplinger.com/retirement/estate-planning/604286/how-to-protect-your-estate-a-pandemic-inspired-checklist?amp

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