REAL ESTATE LAW
Brad has represented several thousand real estate buyers and sellers throughout the Chicago area, From the initial preparation of a contract through the closing of the sale, buying or selling a home can seem like a confusing and complicated process, Brad will help you with every step.
Buying a Home? Brad can prepare your contract or will review and explain the contract prepared by your realtor. He will be available if you have any questions about the process purchasing your home. He will attend your closing with you and review the mortgage documents, the closing statement, the title commitment, the title documents, the survey of the property, the Deed, and other conveyance documents.
Selling your home? Brad is also available to prepare your contract or will review and explain the contract prepared by your realtor. He provides title insurance services and will prepare the documents you need to complete your sale. He will attend your closing and review the sale process with you.
With thirty years of experience in real estate transactions, Brad will look for irregularities and explain complicated documents.
If you are having financial difficulties and are having trouble paying your mortgage, Brad has experience with loan modifications and short sales
Brad also represents both Landlord and Tenants. He can prepare or review your lease. His experience includes landlord-tenant disputes and litigation.
Brad has provided legal services to divorce clients for over thirty years. He can help you whether you have an uncontested or contested divorce.
Children. Learn your rights with respect to your children, so that you make the best decisions for you and your child(ren) about custody, visitation and child support.
Finances. Learn your financial rights so that your property is equitably divided, your debts are equitably allocated, your pension rights are addressed and the applicability of maintenance (formerly known as alimony) is reviewed.
Contested or Uncontested Divorce. Learn your rights before you get divorced, whether you have an uncontested divorce or a contested divorce. A well thought out settlement may help you avoid conflicts in the future. If you can’t reach an amicable settlement of your issues, Brad is an experienced trial lawyer.
Adoptions. Brad has completed many adoptions and can help with that important legal process.
Paternity. Brad can help you establish paternity, custody, visitation, and child support.
Wills. Estate Planning is something that most of us procrastinate. But you shouldn't delay your planning. Brad can help you with a simple Will to assure that your estate is left to your loved ones in the manner that you intend.
Revocable Living Trusts. Brad drafts simple Revocable Living Trusts to eliminate the requirement of Probating a Will and to protect the privacy of your Estate. A Revocable Living Trust may include provisions for minor children so that they do not inherit his or her share of your estate at an immature age. A trust can be used to provide for their education, health care, and other needs whether ordinary or extraordinary, until he or she reaches an appropriate age to receive the inheritance.
Powers of Attorney for Property. Plan for the day when you may not be able to make decisions for yourself. You can appoint an agent in a Power of Attorney for Property to authorize someone to handle your financial affairs if you are unable to do so. If you do not have a Power of Attorney for Property and you cannot manage your financial affairs, then it may be necessary for a family member, friend, or even a stranger to go to court on your behalf to be appointed as your Guardian to manage your financial affairs.
Powers of Attorney for Health Care. You can appoint an agent in a Power of Attorney for Health Care to make health and medical decisions. The Power of Attorney also includes your directives regarding life support. If you do not have a Power of Attorney for Health Care and you are unable to manage your health care, it may be necessary for a family member, friend, or even a stranger to go to court on your behalf to be appointed as your Guardian to manage your health care.
Guardian. If you need to assist a loved one who is no longer able to manage his or her financial affairs or health care needs, Brad has experience in helping set up both a Guardian of the Person, to obtain authority to care for your loved one, and a Guardian of the Estate, to gain authority to manage financial affairs.
If you are hurt in an auto accident or you are hurt at work you may have a right to recover damages for your injury. Brad will assist you in recovering damages from the party responsible for your injury. A final resolution of your personal injury claim can be a long and complicated process, even if you reach a settlement with the responsible party. Claims against your settlement can be made by health care providers, your health insurance company, and your own auto insurance company. If you can’t reach an amicable settlement of your issues, you need experienced legal assistance to protect your rights.
TRAFFIC AND CRIMINAL LAW
Brad provides representation in traffic, misdemeanor, driving under the influence, and non-violent felony cases.
Brad represents small claims litigants, debt collection defendants, foreclosure defendants, landlords, tenants, and contract litigants. Brad will help you try to reach a resolution of your case through negotiations to help avoid the time and cost of litigation. If a settlement is not reached, Brad has thirty years of trial experience.
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