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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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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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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Slain Spouse Wanted a Divorce

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Mar 03,2022

Sadly, stories of violence in the midst of divorce are all too common. An order of protection can be sought to protect spouses, children and other family members from family violence. https://nypost.com/2022/01/27/illinois-state-trooper-killed-wife-who-wanted-a-divorce-in-murder-suicide/

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13 Surprising Facts About Divorce in the U.S.

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Feb 15,2022

When it comes to divorce statistics, there are a lot of myths out there. Check out these 13 surprising facts about divorce in the United States. https://www.businessinsider.com/alarming-facts-about-divorce-in-the-us

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Divorce Registries Are a Thing Now

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Jan 25,2022

Breaking up is hard to do — especially when your ex took most of your stuff. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way for you. A skilled divorce lawyer can make sure you get your fair share of the marital assets and have the resources you need to maintain your […]

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4 Loyalty Traps To Avoid

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

Divorce is difficult for parents and children. Avoid adding stress by getting your kids caught in “loyalty traps”. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/better-divorce/202201/co-parenting-after-divorce-avoid-these-4-loyalty-traps

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