Estate Planning Checklist

Estate Planning Checklist

Taking the time to create an estate plan is important for anybody, no matter what their age. Many people overlook estate planning or simply don’t make time for it. The truth is that creating an estate plan can benefit your loved ones and save them added stress in the...
How Illinois Law Differs From The Rest Of The Country

How Illinois Law Differs From The Rest Of The Country

The legal system in America is very complex and often leaves people with a lot of questions. There are a few things you need to know in order to understand why laws differ from state to state, and how the laws work in the state you live in. How does Illinois law...
What is a Land Trust?

What is a Land Trust?

If you are finding yourself asking “what is a land trust?” you are not alone. Also called an Illinois land trust because of its origin, a land trust is a legal document that assigns anonymous land ownership to a beneficiary.  A land trust was created in the...
What Does A Real Estate Lawyer Do?

What Does A Real Estate Lawyer Do?

If you’re buying or selling a home, or working on any sort of real estate deal, hiring a real estate lawyer is the best way to ensure everything goes as planned. Illinois real estate law can be confusing, but a lawyer can guide you through any tricky process. So, what...
How To Find The Right Attorney For You

How To Find The Right Attorney For You

When facing legal troubles, it can be a complicated process to find the right attorney. How do you find someone you trust with your circumstances and your finances? Mark Schottler offers tips for hiring the right probate attorney or estate planning attorney for...