Illinois Boat Owners – Is Your New Boat a Floating Lemon?

The purchase of a new water vessel, such as a boat, pontoon, sailboat, or jet ski is as exciting as it sounds, but can be a big financial undertaking (if your reading this, you probably already know that).  If you are a consumer who has spent thousands on the purchase of a new water vessel

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Six Things Every Chicago Tenant Should Know Regarding Repairs

Illinois landlord tenant law and specifically, the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (“RLTO” or “CRLTO”) is not easy area of the law to navigate if you are not an attorney or a sophisticated property manager given the dense language and lengthy requirements attached to each step of the rental process as it applies to both

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Should I file? Considerations prior to filing a lawsuit.

When someone is owed money and they are unable to collect it, the first option that comes to mind is to sue the debtor.  However, one should always analyze whether filing suit is the right option given the situation at hand.  The first step of what I will refer to as the “prelitigation stage” is

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Chicago Security Deposit Check List for Tenants

A clear majority of the rental properties in the City of Chicago are governed under the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Act, or, as it is often referred to the “RLTO” or the “CRLTO”.  There are a few exceptions in which rental units are not covered under the RLTO (note Airbnb renters, your SOL) but given

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The Illinois Divorce – Who Keeps What?

Divorce is never fun and often the couple who is separating feels like they are losing a lot, but… who gets to keep the flat screen? The cars? The home? Illinois law defines marital property as all property acquired by either spouse during the marriage and is subject to equitable division upon dissolution of marriage.

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