Should I move out of the house?

    Should I move out? You should not move out of the home if custody of the children is expected to be an issue. It could be perceived, wrongfully or not, as indifference or capitulation. Some people do need to be apart; and in some cases there may be no choice. This includes situations where a spouse has grounds to seek an Order of Protection or exclusive possession of the residence during the pendency of the case. Moving out generally will not affect the disposition of the residence if it is a marital asset. It will, however, create additional living expenses for the parties. By leaving the residence, a party does not avoid a later claim for contribution to household expenses, such as mortgage payments.  
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    How long will my divorce take in McHenry County, Illinois

    How long will my divorce take? Once again, it is often not possible to estimate the time it will take to complete your case.   There are many factors that goes into how long a case can go.   A case can go as little as two weeks, and there are cases that last many months, if not several years. The latter is the exception. It is noteworthy that lately many counties outside of Cook County are accelerating the handling of divorce calendars. Rules of the Illinois Supreme Court now require that all cases involving the custody of minor children be resolved in eighteen months, except for good cause shown. Many judges have taken that to mean all cases. However, this may or may not always be possible. It is also important to note that clients must be cautioned against seeking a swift result in an effort to save stress or fees, or both. Clients that opt for getting it over with quickly of...
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    Does It Matter Who Files First in a Divorce?

      Does it matter who files first in a Divorce?   No and yes.   Typically, there is no advantage to filing first in the eyes of the court. You are not viewed as entitled to more relief because you, as the Plaintiff, were first to ask for help from the court. Neither is a defendant viewed as the "guilty" party.   That being said, there will be times when it is necessary to seek initial, temporary relief from the court. Many times these issues may be heard by the court in order of filing. In appropriate cases we will file these requests at the same time that the initial suit is filed in order to secure a future court date as early as possible.   Finally, in very few cases it may be necessary to seek emergency relief from the court, with or without notice to the other party.   Either situation requires a prompt and speedy application to the court upon filing sui...
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    Can My Spouse and I use one lawyer?

    Can My Spouse and I use ONE Attorney? No. An attorney may not simultaneously represent the two opposing parties, even if they are in complete agreement. This is not to say that the parties cannot proceed with only the one attorney. The attorney would represent one party and communicate with the other party as long as that individual is not represented by counsel.
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    Riley Township publishes 2012 property assessment

    Riley Township Assessment Riley Township, Illinois (IL) publishes assessments for land owners in Northwest Herald, on November 2, 2012. The deadline for filing an appeal to Riley Township is December 3, 2012  For assistance with Real Estate Property Tax Appeal.
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    Twenty Second Judicial Circuit joins Social Media

    Twenty Second Judicial Circuit Joins Social Media Below is a link to new facebook page. Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Twenty-Second-Judicial-Circuit-of-McHenry-County/548522681829856?fref=ts Twitter Social-Media-Final.pdf  
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    Value for your Money

    When was the last time you felt like you received good value for your hard earned money?  Let's be more specific -- when was the last time you HAD to pay for something and still walked away feeling satisfied?  It doesn't happen very often; at least with me.  But when it does, I'm reminded of how satisfying it is to feel as if you're the one who benefited most from the transaction.  A salesman once told me that the key to making a sale is taking all you can get, but ALWAYS leaving the customer feeling as though they received more. Lintner Automotive in Woodstock recently performed work on my truck.  Over the course of several days, they took the time to carefully diagnose the gremlins and methodically cure each one.  As Ed, the shop owner, rattled through the list of things he and his guys had done, I cringed to think what the bill was.  When he laid the invoice down on the counter, my ja...
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    Dorr Township Assessor Publishes Assessments

    On September 12, 2012, Dorr Township, of McHenry County, Illinois (IL) published their assessments in the Woodstock Independent.   The filing deadline for Dorr  Township is October 12, 2012 If you would like more information about Dorr Township ~  Tax Appeals  For More Information About Dorr Township Assessor please click here.
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    Nunda Township in McHenry County, Illinois (IL) Filing Deadline

    On September 7, 2012, Nunda Township published their assessments in the Northwest Herald.   The filing deadline for Nunda Township is October 9, 2012
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    McHenry County Tax Appeal Success!!!

    Feeling overtaxed in McHenry County?  You're not the only one.  Most of us don't even think about paying our property taxes because of the way our mortgage companies escrow the property taxes over the course of a year.  But did you realize that you could actually reduce that monthly payment to your mortgage company by reducing your property tax bill?  We recently saved one of our clients over $21,000 in property taxes!  That's $21,000 that he WON'T have to pay when the taxes are due next year.  Now that result is not typical and no one can guarantee a reduction, but the average tax appeal savings is somewhere around $500 on a residential property.  Who couldn't use another $500 next year?  It's fast and easy.  All we need to start your appeal is some basic information about your property.  The only thing you risk is the $100 upfront fee.&...
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