What Does a Mortgage Servicer Do?

When you purchase a home, there are countless moving parts to consider as you head from contract to closing – including hammering out the details of your mortgage with your lender. In this rush, it’s easy to get caught up on everything happening in the present tense, and put off looking to the future.  Eventually, though, things will settle down, and your mortgage payments will go from something new and exciting, to an obligation that routine //READ MORE

2019-10-08T12:55:53-05:00 October 17th, 2019|Community|

What Is A Transfer on Death Instrument, or TODI?

After a lifetime of building wealth, how can you ensure that your most important assets are passed down according to your wishes? Whether you’re a new homeowner or you have several decades in your “Forever Home” under your belt, it’s never too early to start thinking about estate planning for your home, financial accounts, and other assets.  The choices you make now could mean all the difference for your friends and family when you’re no longer //READ MORE

2019-10-08T12:46:23-05:00 October 15th, 2019|Community|

What Are Some Common Types of Business Bankruptcy?

Small businesses have always been a key piece of the American economy. Here in Chicago and across the country, entrepreneurs and dreamers work hard to build relationships, tackle problems, and turn their passions into a way to make a reliable living.  According to data from Pew Research center, self-employed Americans and their employees account for about 30% of the nation’s workforce, or roughly 44 million jobs. About one quarter of self-employed people have employees of their //READ MORE

2019-09-30T16:20:18-05:00 October 10th, 2019|Community|

What Is a Mechanic’s Lien?

After weeks of searching with a real estate agent and going through the closing process with your attorney by your side, you’ve finally settled into your new Chicagoland home. Now, it’s time to transform the property, and add improvements until it’s truly the home of your dreams.  So, what happens if you pay for home improvements, but then find yourself unable to pay the contractors and professionals who worked on your project? Or, worse, what if //READ MORE

2019-09-30T16:08:28-05:00 October 8th, 2019|Community|

Who Has to Know About Your Bankruptcy?

For those facing severe problems with debt, bankruptcy can be a powerful step toward lasting relief. Depending on your circumstances, bankruptcy can be a way to discharge certain debts and restructure others, in order to make them less of a month-to-month burden. It’s an effective solution that has helped countless people – including business owners, retirees, and married couples – to get out from under burdensome debt, and achieve a fresh start on life.  With that //READ MORE

2019-09-20T12:50:12-05:00 October 3rd, 2019|Community|