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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January Often Referred to as “Divorce Month”

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

January is often dubbed “Divorce Month” and this year, January 6 was dubbed “Divorce Day.” These terms associating January with taking actions to initiate a divorce arise due to an increase in divorce-related Google searches during the first month of the year. Lawyers additionally experience an increase in divorce related inquiries during the month of […]

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How Is Alimony Calculated in an Illinois High Asset Divorce?

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Jan 20,2021

In an Illinois divorce where the combined income of both spouses is less than $500,000 there is a particular mathematical formula used in order to decide how much alimony will be awarded. In high asset divorces however, this mathematical formula is not utilized. Instead, a judge will take certain factors into consideration in order to […]

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Attorney Smith Awarded CFL Designation

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Dec 30,2020

Attorney Michael J. Smith has been awarded CFL designation by The American Academy of Financial Litigators. In order to be eligible for this designation, lawyers must first prove their proficiency in all areas of financial litigation through rigorous coursework and upon passing the CFL exam. CFL designation is particularly exclusive, as good standing of the […]

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Attorney Michael Smith Recognized on Leader Lawyers Annual List

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Dec 02,2020

Attorney Michael J. Smith has been recognized on Leading Lawyers annual list which identifies the top lawyers in the Rockford, Illinois area. Landing on this list is an honor granted to less than 5 percent of all lawyers in a given state. The list is compiled after surveying all licensed lawyers in each state, as […]

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Is Your Degree Considered Property Subject to Equitable Division?

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Jan 03,2020

Relationships often require sacrifice. Considering the financial undertaking and time commitment of earning a professional degree, it is not uncommon for many spouses to sacrifice their own goals for the sake of supporting their spouse. Certain professional degrees, such as medical, legal, and accounting, while necessary to practice within specific industries, can command a significant […]

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Welcome To Our Blog

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Jan 02,2020

We established this blog to share stories and information about topics relevant to our practice. Our intent is to regularly provide posts highlighting legal issues of local, state and national interest that we think you will find interesting. Check back later for updates.

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