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Skokie Real Estate & Family Law Attorney

For many years, Skokie Illinois has called itself “The World’s Largest Village,” and in many ways the title is apt. Skokie is a close neighbor of the bustling commercial and cultural center of Chicago, yet it maintains the charm of a small town, drawing visitors from Chicago to its own attractions, like the Skokie Heritage Museum, the North Shore Sculpture Park, The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, and the nearby Leaning Tower of Niles (a perfect half-size replica of the Tower of Pisa). Skokie’s Native American name (meaning “marsh”) harmonizes well with its abundance of natural beauty -- lovely parks that provide miles and miles of greenery and refuge.

M&A Law Firm, P.C., conveniently located in the village of Skokie, is a well-respected legal practice specializing in real estate and family law. We provide the highest level of service, always tailored to your particular needs. Because developing a solid working relationship with you is of utmost importance to us, we always behave with integrity, maintain reliable security, and treat you with the respect you deserve. 

Real Estate Law in Skokie and Cook County

Because of Cook County’s proximity to Chicago, its pleasant atmosphere, and reasonable prices, there is an active real estate market in the area. At M&A Law Firm, our experienced real estate attorneys not only have comprehensive knowledge of both federal and state real estate law, but also have excellent skills in all of the following relevant areas: 

  • Sales negotiations
  • Residential leases
  • Commercial leases
  • Drafting, reviewing, and enforcing documents
  • Real estate closings
  • Tax appeals
  • Defenses against foreclosure
  • Evictions
  • Tax-deferred exchanges

Some of these areas are detailed below:

Residential Leases, Purchases, and Sales

At M&A Law Firm, we take into account all aspects of buyer/seller and landlord/tenant relationships and contracts, making sure to protect our clients by clarifying who is responsible for damages and repairs as well as other serious issues. We also make certain that any documents we draft or review are sufficiently detailed to be legally binding and are fully committed to enforcing them if necessary.

Commercial Leases and Sales

Having worked extensively with buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants, we are well-prepared to see real estate issues from various perspectives and to resolve them in the most efficient, least stressful, way. We help our commercial clients understand the significant differences between residential and commercial leases, including that commercial leases are typically longer, involve a more sizeable investment, are more open to negotiations regarding possible modifications to the property, and may include commitments to accommodate the disabled.

Property Tax Appeals

M&A real estate attorneys are well able to obtain an accurate valuation of your property and may be able to have your tax bill lowered. We work on a contingency basis so we won’t charge you any fee unless we are successful.

Real Estate Closings

For most people, real estate closings are important events, representing large payments and major changes in personal or business surroundings. At M&A we are committed to arranging and facilitating every aspect of the closing process. We will represent you at your closing and ensure that it goes smoothly.

Evictions

Whether you are the landlord or the tenant, we know how to handle the complex process of eviction so that there is a smooth transition for both parties, involving as little drama as possible.  

Tax-Deferred Exchanges

M&A real estate attorneys deal with many real estate investors to whom it is crucial to defer the capital gains tax. We are familiar with all aspects of the Internal Revenue Code §1031, so we will guide you through the tax-deferred exchange process to make it work financially in your best interests.

Family Law in Skokie and Cook County

Family law concerns itself with matters at the center of our lives. At M&A Law Firm, our family law attorneys are dedicated to assisting you in the legal issues that involve those closest to you.

We will guide and support you through some of the most emotional, tense periods of your life, making sure that we understand the unique details of your situation so we can bring your problems to the most peaceful resolution possible.

Our family law attorneys are well-schooled in all legal aspects of family life, including:

  • Separation 
  • Divorce
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Guardianships
  • Domestic Violence
  • Adoption, including stepparent adoption
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Paternity

Some of the family law matters M&A Law Firm is prepared to help you with are described below:

Divorce

Not only our family law attorneys have excellent negotiation and litigation skills, but we are also intimately familiar with alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as divorce mediation and collaborative law. We prefer these less adversarial approaches to divorce, but when such methods are not workable, we are well-equipped to fight vigorously for your rights in a court of law.

Child Custody and Child Support 

Many associated issues must be decided when a couple divorces, especially if children are involved. First and foremost comes the decision of which parent the children will live with or whether the divorcing parents will have joint custody. Depending on how this issue is resolved, the noncustodial parent or the parent with the higher income will have to pay child support. Legal custody, the right to make medical, educational, and religious decisions for the child is typically shared, but in most cases the child’s physical custody rests with one parent.

Spousal Maintenance

Whether or not there will be spousal maintenance paid after a divorce is based on several variables. These include the age, educational level, possible disability, and income-earning capacity of the former partners, and the length of the marriage.

Paternity

DNA tests have made determining the identity of the biological father a much more definitive process than it was in the past. Whether or not the biological father wants to play an active part in raising his child, once paternity is established he is responsible for providing financial child support. Our knowledgeable attorneys are available to help you prove paternity or to assist you in defending against mistaken charges of paternity.

Domestic Violence

Unfortunately, at M&A Law Firm we are all too familiar with cases involving one or another form of domestic violence -- harassment, physical assault, neglect, emotional or sexual abuse. We have an in-depth understanding of the pain and entrapment experienced by victims of domestic violence and will make it our mission to protect you and your children from this scourge by helping you to contact the police (if you haven’t already done so) and working to get you an Order of Protection. On the other hand, we are also aware that false charges of domestic violence can destroy careers and relationships with loved ones, so we will make every effort to protect you from false attacks.

Adoption

Adoption is one of the happiest parts of family law, but this process, too, can be extremely stressful because of the bureaucratic entanglements and the time and money involved. Our skilled attorneys will assist you in effecting an efficient adoption by preparing and reviewing each necessary documents and advocating on your behalf if there are any legal complications. 

The Place to Come for Real Estate or Family Law in Skokie and Cook County

M&A Law Firm has satisfied many clients in Chicago, Skokie, Cook County, and throughout Illinois. Our practice offers several advantages to those dealing with real estate or family law legal matters. For one thing, our attorneys are compassionate as well highly competent. We never take you for granted, always working hard to earn and maintain your trust. We leverage our extensive experience and excellent training in federal and state law to bring your case to a successful conclusion. We can be reached by phone or by filling out a contact form on our website.



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