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...
3 Mistakes People Make When Selling A Home

3 Mistakes People Make When Selling A Home

When the time comes to sell your home, you have to take many important actions to hand the house over to a new owner. With the help of a great real estate agent and real estate attorney, you should have a pleasant and easy experience during the selling process....
4 Benefits of a Land Trust

4 Benefits of a Land Trust

Like all trusts, a land trust is an agreement by which the managing beneficiary directs the trustee in how to handle the benefits of that trust (in this case, real estate). While the managing beneficiary remains the liable party in land trusts, the deed which conveys...