FAMILY LAW

Family Court cases, such as Divorce or Child Custody, are some of the most difficult situations a person will ever face in life. It is essential that you have an attorney who knows your situation and who can discuss all of your options, your rights and obligations so that you can make an informed decision. I have been representing clients in Family Court cases my entire career, so I have the knowledge to inform you and also the experience to achieve results in an efficient and effective way to reduce stress, time and expense as we navigate your case through the Courts. Throughout our work, everything we discuss as well as my representation of you is kept strictly confidential. My first consultation with you is free, and we will discuss fees and costs at that time.

Divorce, Legal Separation, Dissolution of Civil Unions, Custody, Visitation, Child Support (Establishing, Enforcement, Modification and Termination), Grandparent Visitation, Pre-Nuptual and Post-Nuptual Agreements, Post-Judgment issues and all related issues

REAL ESTATE

Whether you are buying or selling a home or a small business property, that transaction is likely to be is one of the most important personal and financial decisions that you will make.  Having an attorney help you navigate through that process is essential because that attorney will be helping to assist and protect your interests throughout the transaction.  In the Chicagoland area, lawyers provide a client with step-by-step assistance from the negotiation of the contract, property inspection issues, providing informational support to lenders, and attending the closing where any questions regarding closing documents are explained.  I have been involved in hundreds of real estate transactions, so please contact me if you have any questions or need representation in your next real estate sale or purchase.
 

Wills, Wills with a Minor's Trust,

Personal Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate/Estate Administration

TRUST, WILLS & PROBATE

Purchasing or Selling a Home, Purchasing or Selling a Small Commercial Property, Lease Preparation or Review 

BANKRUPTCY

If you are experiencing financial pressure and are considering even only the potential of filing a bankruptcy, it is critical that you consult with an attorney as early as possible. An experienced attorney will explain the differences between a Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy, whether you qualify and whether bankruptcy is even your best option. Not all of your assets are protected from creditors and some assets may actually be jeopardized in the event you file a bankruptcy. Please contact me if you would like to set up your free initial consultation.

There are a variety of options available to you when making an estate plan.  Whether you choose the more traditional Will or a personal trust or a combination of the two, there are a number of issues you will need to consider before making that decision.  Also, if you have lost a loved one or a friend, the process of administering their estate through the Probate Court and effecting their wishes can be a very complicated process,  especially if there is conflict between family members.  Please contact me if you have any questions about any of these issues.

PRACTICE AREAS

Personal or Business Chapter 7,

Personal Chapter 13 Plans,

Debt Restructuring

BUSINESS &

CORPORATION

Incorporating, LLC, Series LLC, Annual Corporate Reports and Record Maintenance, Leases, Asset Purchase Agreements, Business Contracts

If you are considering creating a business there are several types of business organizations available to you:  sole proprietorship, partnerships or a corporation. There are a variety of corporations, such as an LLC, and a variety of tax considerations, such as a Subchapter S corporation. You may want to buy an existing business instead of starting from scratch. Perhaps you need help drafting a contract that relates to your business.  There are a number of things you should consider when making these decisions.  If you would like to discuss these matters, please contact me.