Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Latest News

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge of Student Loans

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge of Student Loans in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois Everyone knows that you cannot discharge student loans in a bankruptcy proceeding, right? Well, it would seem that this “common knowledge” may be more of a self-perpetuating myth. In fact, a 2012 study examining 207 bankruptcy […]

Areas of Practice, Latest News, Social Security Disability Appeals, Social Security Disability Claims

Social Security Disability Appeals

When you can’t work because of a disabling condition, you’re tired. You’re tired of trips to the doctor. You’re tired of endless paperwork from insurance. And you’re tired of the daily toll your disability takes on your day-to-day life. It’s hard to find the energy to get the disability benefits that you need to survive. […]

Areas of Practice, Citation to Discover Assets, Civil Litigation, Collections Defense, Latest News

Collection Defense – Be Careful Where You Keep Your Money

Citation to Discover Assets  |  1st Dist. Gataric v. Colak, 2016 IL App (1st) 151281 (July 15, 2016) Cook Co., 5th Div. (REYES) Affirmed. Court entered order denying Citation Respondent’s claim to funds held in joint checking account with Defendant, and ordering those funds be turned over to Plaintiff in satisfaction of underlying judgment obtained […]

Areas of Practice, Asset Distribution, Child Support, College Expense, Divorce Judgment Enforcement, Family Law, Latest News

Divorce Law – Consideration of Prenups

Prenups are often a great consideration that must be take in to account when a divorce is contemplated or actually being litigated. The Illinois Uniform Premarital Agreement Act (Act) (750 ILCS 10/1 et seq. (West 2012)), which applies to any prenuptial agreement executed on or after January 1, 1990, provides that an antenuptial agreement is unenforceable […]

Areas of Practice, Corporate/Business Law, Latest News, Real Estate, Real Estate Transactions

Real Estate Transaction Basics – Foreign Corporations

A foreign corporation is a corporate entity formed in a state different than Illinois. Such corporations, if they transact business in Illinois, must be registered to do business in Illinois. Now there is a somewhat convoluted test to determine what “doing business” in fact consists of, but for purposes of a real estate transaction this […]