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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The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Spurred a Housing Boom

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Mar 24,2021

Rich Barton, chief executive of online real-estate company Zillow Group Inc. states, “Covid has catalyzed a rethinking of where we live, and why we live there, and where we work, and how we work.” In 2021, home sales rose to the highest level in 14 years and according to economists, sales will continue to rise.  […]

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Court Determinations in Child Relocation Cases

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Mar 18,2021

In child relocation cases, the court ultimately makes its decision about whether or not relocation will be allowed by taking into consideration what serves the child’s “best interests”. For representation dedicated to fighting for the outcome you hope for if relocation arises, contact Michael J. Smith Attorney at Law, LLC. Attorney Michael J Smith is […]

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What Happens to Your Small Business in an Illinois Divorce?

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Mar 10,2021

When a small business must be considered during the division of property in a divorce, we understand the challenge the situation entails. Before the division of property in an Illinois divorce, “marital” and “non-marital” property must be distinguished from each other. Sometimes, throughout the course of a marriage, a spouse may be added as an […]

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Why You Need a Real Estate Attorney Involved in Your Transaction

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Mar 03,2021

Did you know that a real estate attorney is so integral in the real estate process, that some states require you to have a real estate lawyer by law? View the extensive list of states where this is the case. If you need aid in your real estate transaction, contact Michael J. Smith. We represent buyers, […]

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Statistics Show Divorce Is Extremely Prevalent in the United States

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Feb 24,2021

According to the American Psychological Association and the Encyclopedia of Psychology, “about 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States divorce.” In terms of the duration of subsequent marriages, the divorce rate is even higher. If you are considering divorce, or have decided to pursue a divorce, you are not alone. At […]

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Illinois Domestic Violence Statistics

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Feb 17,2021

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 41.5 percent of women and 25.9 percent of men have experienced domestic violence in the state of Illinois. View more eye-opening statistics pertaining to the realities of domestic violence in Illinois here. At Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC. we understand that being falsely accused of domestic […]

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Maneuvering a High Asset Divorce During an Unprecedented Time

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Feb 09,2021

How Are Assets Divided in Illinois High Asset Divorces? Illinois is an “equitable division” property state, which means that instead of being divided in half, a couple’s property will be split equitably, or fairly. However, this process becomes more complicated in a high net worth divorce, due to the fact that more assets exist. There is also […]

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American Institute of Legal Counsel Recognizes Attorney Michael J. Smith on “10 Best Attorneys” List

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

Attorney Michael J. Smith has been recognized on the American Institute of Legal Counsel’s “10 Best Attorneys” list. The prestigious list includes the top 10 attorneys by state and is heavily determined by the volume of desirable outcomes they have attained for clients. The list exists with the aim of granting notably accomplished lawyers with […]

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