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Why Do You Need A Real Estate Attorney?
Many non-legal professionals, such as realtors, bankers, or mortgage brokers might still insist that real estate contracts and closings can be accomplished without the...
Estate Planning In The Current Crisis
The coronavirus crisis has caused our society to generally shut down. Businesses and schools are closed, and people have been ordered to stay home....
Powers of Attorney Problems (POAs)
My mantra as an estate planning attorney is “Estate Planning is all about planning for everything you own and everyone you care about –...
Saving through your Mortgage Escrow
SAVING THROUGH YOUR MORTGAGE ESCROW If you own your own home, odds are you financed the purchase of the real estate with a mortgage. Usually,...
Helping Seniors Avoid the Pitfalls of Do-it-Yourself Estate Planning
All of us have people in our lives who are aging. Grandparents or parents, Uncles and Aunts, people we go to church with, or...
News for Employers: New Guide for FMLA
The Department of Labor has just released its newest publication – “The Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act.” This new FMLA...
Estate Planning Quick Tip:
Most people think they don’t need a Will. But when you die, everything you own in your own name alone will be subject to...
Protecting Your Children In College
It’s that time of year – the end of August. If you are the parent of a college student, you’ve either already moved them...
Governor Rauner signs Reverse Mortgage Act
On August 10, 2015, Governor Rauner signed the Reverse Mortgage Act, which provides increased consumer protections for Illinois borrowers involved in reverse mortgage loans....
FHA Under Pressure to Bring Back Individual “Spot Loans” for Condominium Units
There is finally some good news for condominium unit owners who’ve been frustrated by the FHA’s prohibition on “spot loans” in developments that haven’t...