All About the New Maintenance Law for 2015

This podcast with attorney Amil Alkass discusses the changes to the Illinois law effective January 1, 2015 regarding maintenance (formerly known as alimony) for Illinois divorce and legal separation cases.

  • Illinois divorce
  • Maintenance
  • new maintenance law
  • Alimony

How to Fix Driver’s License Suspensions

This podcast with attorney James Doerr will cover the beginning steps of reinstating one’s privilege to drive.

  • Driver’s license
  • license suspension
  • clearing license
  • court purpose abstract
  • Secretary of State
  • revocation.

Guardianship: Court Procedures Required to Become a Guardian

In order to be appointed as a guardian for a person or an estate, there are various court procedures that must be followed. In this podcast, attorney Jennifer Burt explains how to file a Petition for Adjudication of disability and for the appointment of a guardian of the estate or person.

  • guardianship; petition for adjudication of disability; appointment of guardian; estate; doctor certification

Negotiating with Giants – Indemnification Language

Indemnification can present a major risk with large numbers especially when contracting with large companies. Understand your risks and ability to push back when needed.

  • negotiation
  • contracts
  • insurance
  • indemnification

Food Trucks – Chicago’s Tough Restrictions

Food trucks have hit it big in the last few years. Before that, food trucks were generally just thought to serve coffee or basic sandwiches to construction workers. Now, people are excited about food trucks like they are going to the opening of a new restaurant. They serve gourmet food, everything from tacos to specialty cupcakes. Chicago is a city chock full of foodies and great restaurants. But rather than be on the forefront of the food truck boom, Chicago’s food truck laws are extremely prohibitive – restricting what they can serve and where they can go.

  • food trucks; mobile food; City of Chicago; 200-foot rule
  • GPS tracking

The Pitfalls of Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning

Have you ever considered writing your own will? You may think, "I know what I want – how hard can it be?" Unfortunately, with DIY estate planning, you really do "get what you pay for." In this podcast, attorney Heather Walser addresses the topic of estate planning and why using an estate planning attorney could save you time and treasure in the end.

  • wills
  • estate planning
  • intestacy
  • do-it-yourself estate plan
  • will software

Real Estate Brokers, Broker Price Opinions and Comparative Market Analyses

The Illinois Real Estate License Act of 2000 now authorizes real estate brokers to issue Broker Price Opinions (BPOs) and Comparative Market Analyses (CMAs) in connection with the sale or rental of real estate. It also exempts licensed real estate brokers from the Real Estate Appraiser Licensing Act of 2002 when they are issuing BPOs and CMAs for no compensation other than in connection with the sale or rental of real estate. This podcast with attorney Steve Migala explores the legislative changes to this Act as well as BPOs and CMAs generally.

  • real estate broker
  • broker price opinion
  • comparative market analysis
  • real estate license act

TROs and Injunctive Relief

In this podcast, attorney Matt Sheahin addresses the remedies of TRO and Injunctive relief.

  • TRO
  • Securities Law
  • Law Practice Management
  • real estate broker
  • broker price opinion

Does my Child Support Cover Daycare Expenses?

Illinois orders for child support do not cover every expense that your child will incur. How can that be? What if I have my checks garnished each and every time, why and how could I be expected to pay more? People have to be very careful about this and expectations need to be calibrated to be in tune with the Illinois Courts. This podcast details how the judges in Illinois go about making decisions into what expenses the non-custodial parent will have to make in addition to child support. Attorney Pequeno describes what sorts of debts may be incurred and how the court determines amounts that have to be paid for this.  

  • child support
  • Grocery Law
  • Home page
  • equity
  • Food drive page
  • Community Involvement
  • reasonableness

Stripping off a Lien in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

A second mortgage/HELOC lien can be removed from your home in a chapter 13 bankruptcy IF the first mortgage balance is greater than the fair market value of the home. Listen to Attorney Timothy Hughes to learn more about stripping a lien in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.

  • bankruptcy
  • mortgage
  • chapter 13