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How to Choose the Right Family Law Attorney

Date: 03/01/22 Author: Attorney Jean Butler How to Choose the Right Family Law Attorney To begin, Family Law is a very complex legal topic which covers many different things. Whether it be assisting in adoptions, child support, divorce, or mediation, Family Law attorneys help confusing circumstances make sense. At times, individuals may have trouble sorting out the specifics involved in their

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Estate Planning Attorney in Rockford, Illinois

Date: 02/28/22 Author: Attorney Andrew J. Mertzenich Estate Planning Lawyer in Rockford, Illinois Attorney Andrew J. Mertzenich has been tasked with running Prime Law Group’s second office location in Rockford, Illinois. Andrew is an experienced lawyer whose main focus in law lies in appellate, estate planning, and real estate. Mr. Mertzenich is excited to bring his legal practice to Winnebago County,

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How to Contest a Will in Winnebago County

Date: 02/18/22 Author: Attorney Andrew J. Mertzenich McHenry County Estate Planning Lawyers Winnebago County Estate Planning Lawyers How to Contest a Will in Winnebago County First, a will is a legal document involved in an estate plan which determines what happens with someone’s assets once they pass away. At times, the people involved in a will may be displeased with

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5 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Date: 02/16/22 Author: Attorney Andrew J. Mertzenich McHenry County Real Estate Lawyers Winnebago County Real Estate Lawyers 5 Tips for First Time Home Buyers There are many important decisions people are faced to make throughout their lifetimes. That being said, it may be argued no decision is bigger than deciding to buy a home. Navigating through the ins and outs

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Damages Involved in Personal Injury Cases​

Date: 02/10/22 Author: Attorney Nicole O’Connor Damages Involved in Personal Injury Cases First and foremost, the individual seeking compensation in personal injury cases is known as the “plaintiff”. There are mainly two types of damages that people seek compensation for, compensatory and punitive damages. To clarify, “damages” can include, property damage, medical harm, and much more. Compensatory Damages Explained Often, personal

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Helping Kids Adjust Following a Divorce

Date: 02/09/22 Author: Attorney Jean Butler Helping Kids Adjust Following a Divorce Even the smoothest of divorces will be a tough experience for all parties involved. However, children are impacted the most. Therefore, taking time to understand how a child feels following a divorce is a must for parents. At times though, it may be hard for newly divorced parents to

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How to File a Personal Injury Claim

Date: 02/04/22 Author: Attorney Nicole O’Connor How to File a Personal Injury Claim In the event you were injured due to someone else’s negligence you may be entitled to compensation. At times navigating the legalities involving Personal Injury cases can be confusing. Prime Law Group has experienced Personal Injury lawyers that can help make sense of the specifics involving your case.

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Child Custody Types in Illinois

Date: 01/31/22 Author: Attorney Jean Butler Child Custody Types in Illinois When it comes to the topic of divorce, no issue is more controversial than child custody. Most often, regardless of the relationship between parents, the parents still want the best for their child or children. The topic of child custody is a complex one and in Illinois as there are

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Intestate Distribution Methods​

Date: 01/27/22 Author: Attorney Andrew J. Mertzenich  Intestate Distribution Methods To begin, intestate distribution is the default distribution method for when someone passes away without a will. In short, a will determines a persons wishes and demands after they pass away.  Strict Per Stirpes Distribution: The first, and most common, form of distribution is per stirpes distribution method. Here, the estate

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Illinois Safe Haven Laws

Date: 01/20/22 Author: Prime Law Group Illinois Safe Haven Law Adoption laws are state specific, in Illinois there are specific laws pertaining to adoption. In addition to adoption, there are also Safe Haven that allow parents to give up their newborn baby for adoption. Parents that feel they cannot raise a child can surrender the newborn at a legally designated

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