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Renting to Own 101

Wanting to become a homeowner, but do not have the means to buy now? Renting to own may be an option for you—here’s everything you need to know If yo...
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5 Ways to Protect Your Small Business

We outline how to limit risk and keep your business running smoothly Starting your own business is as exciting as it is hard. As an entrepreneur, you...
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How to Handle Multiple Offers

Selecting the best offer isn’t as straightforward as it seems. If you are selling your place in a “hot” real estate market, it is possible you will f...
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Understanding VA Home Loans

We outline what you need to know—including how to determine if you qualify and benefit from a VA loan For those who served in the military, Veterans...
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How to Prepare Your Home for Listing

Putting your home on the market? These 6 tips can help make sure your home looks its best When you make the decision to sell your home, the idea of p...
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Buying a Home in Another State

To avoid buyer’s remorse, follow these five steps for purchasing a home from afar Buying a home is stressful, and if you are looking to purchase a ho...
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Estate Planning for Blended Families

How to plan for a future with stepchildren, children, in-laws and exes Estate planning isn’t the most pleasant topic or discussion point among family...
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BUSINESS LAW

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The Business Plan

Well-organized plans keep your business on track Operating your business without a business plan is like going to the grocery store hungry and withou...
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5 Ways to Protect Your Small Business

We outline how to limit risk and keep your business running smoothly Starting your own business is as exciting as it is hard. As an entrepreneur, you...
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How to Maintain Good Standing With Your State

A Certificate of Good Standing is key to your business’s success Whether you’re looking to borrow money to put toward expanding your business, or rec...
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5 Steps to Take When Winding Down Your Business

Be sure to tie up loose ends before closing your doors. Here’s how There are many reasons business owners close up shop, including retirement, starti...

Tax Implications for Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding contributions are often thought of as “free money,” but that’s not the case, and failure to comply with tax laws could cause issues with...

What Is a Blind Trust?

Understanding blind trusts: what they are, who needs them and how to set one up The concept of “blind trusts” may be off many people’s radar until e...
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COMPANY NEWS

Why ALA Gives Back

Here’s why the attorneys and staff at Anselmo Lindberg & Associates make giving a priority Our unwavering commitment to helping people goes beyon...

Adopt-a-Highway and ALA

Anselmo Lindberg & Associates Receives Certificate of Appreciation from DuPage County’s Adopt-a-Highway Program Anselmo Lindberg & Associates...

Cyber Security and Law Firms

A recent headline read: “Unsealed suit targets law firm for alleged lax cybersecurity”.  This article appeared in the American Bar Association Journal...

Steve Lindberg Joins REOMAC Chicago Panel

Anselmo Lindberg & Associates’s very own Steve Lindberg has been called upon to speak at REOMAC Chicago’s panel on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The...
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ESTATE PLANNING

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Estate Planning for Blended Families

How to plan for a future with stepchildren, children, in-laws and exes Estate planning isn’t the most pleasant topic or discussion point among family...
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Evolving Your Estate Plan

Life isn’t static, so your estate plan shouldn’t be either. Here are seven instances when you should revisit it Many years ago, you drafted your esta...

Estate Planning for Special Needs

Caring for a child or loved one with special needs means taking extra precautions when it comes to estate planning. Not only is this person likely dep...

How to Avoid Family Inheritance Disputes

How to plan your estate and keep the family peace Family inheritance disputes can be a sad reality, and something many people hope to prevent with a...

Estate Planning + Your Digital Assets

How to account for and give access to digital assets, an increasingly important part of estate planning You know how important it is to have a plan f...
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GENERAL LITIGATION

Litigation v. Arbitration

Understanding the difference and which is right for your case Litigation and arbitration are both terms used to settle legal disputes, but they’re di...

The Discovery Stage of a Lawsuit

Understanding the litigation process, starting with the discovery stage of a lawsuit While nobody hopes to find themselves roped into a lawsuit, some...

Understanding the Litigation Process

The general stages of the litigation process explained and what you should know if you’re ever involved in a lawsuit. A frightening reality of the ti...

Article: The Wigod Decision

In March of 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its decision in Wigod v. Wells Fargo Bank. Lori Wigod was a borrower who su...

NEWS

Illinois Legislative Update

  The Spring Session of the Illinois General Assembly is currently in session and is scheduled to end on May 31st. This is a relatively inacti...

REAL ESTATE

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Renting to Own 101

Wanting to become a homeowner, but do not have the means to buy now? Renting to own may be an option for you—here’s everything you need to know If yo...
home for sale with Great News sign in yard

How to Handle Multiple Offers

Selecting the best offer isn’t as straightforward as it seems. If you are selling your place in a “hot” real estate market, it is possible you will f...
handheld american flag waving in front of cityscape

Understanding VA Home Loans

We outline what you need to know—including how to determine if you qualify and benefit from a VA loan For those who served in the military, Veterans...
happy family sitting on the floor with packing boxes

How to Prepare Your Home for Listing

Putting your home on the market? These 6 tips can help make sure your home looks its best When you make the decision to sell your home, the idea of p...
A couple buying a home in another state

Buying a Home in Another State

To avoid buyer’s remorse, follow these five steps for purchasing a home from afar Buying a home is stressful, and if you are looking to purchase a ho...
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How to Identify Real Estate Fraud

We define the two most common forms of fraud—and how to avoid them. Your clients have worked hard over the past few years to save money to purchase t...
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5 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Here’s what you should, and should not, care about when searching for your first home. So, you’re ready to leave apartment life behind and looking to...

Is a Home Addition Worth the Cost?

Home additions can add value to your home and make it easier to sell, but they can also drain your budget. Here’s what you need to know before breakin...

Red Flags in Your Rental Agreement

Be wary of these provisions in your lease, and don’t sign without discussing with your landlord and a lawyer. Before signing a lease agreement, it’s...
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RESOURCES

Illinois Radon Awareness Act

ILLINOIS RADON AWARENESS ACT (420 ILCS 46/1) Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Illinois Radon Awareness Act. (Source: P.A. 95...

Illinois Condominium Property Act

(765 ILCS 605/1) (from Ch. 30, par. 301) Sec. 1. Short title. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Condominium Property Act." (Sourc...

Illinois Security Deposit Return Act

ILLINOIS SECURITY DEPOSIT RETURN ACT (765 ILCS 710/) Security Deposit Return Act. (765 ILCS 710/0.01) (from Ch. 80, par. 100) Sec. 0.01. Shor...

Illinois Security Deposit Interest Act

(765 ILCS 715/) Security Deposit Interest Act. (765 ILCS 715/0.01) (from Ch. 80, par. 120) Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Se...