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Legal Services In Chicago, IL

Adoptions

The most common type of adoption we handle is when the custodial parent remarries, the new spouse wants to adopt the child or children, and the biological parent is dead or the whereabouts are not known.
 

Bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy can help you get a clean start. Creditors are barred from taking steps to collect their debts. Garnishments, levies, repossessions, civil suits and foreclosures are put on hold until the outcome of your case is decided.
 

Business Start Up/Incorporation

If you are starting a business, we can help you form a corporation and assist you with a wide range of business matters.
 
 

Child Support

Under current Illinois law the amount of child support depends on the number of children or other dependents and is based on the payer's net income. If you think you are not receiving the proper child support amount or are entitled to a modification, contact us.
 

Civil Litigation

If you are sued or believe you have a basis for filing a lawsuit contact John Trepel & Associates, LLC. Our attorneys have experience in a wide range of civil cases.
 
 
 

Collection

Contact us if somebody sues you or refuses to pay money owed to you. We are experienced in debt collection and other types of civil litigation cases.
 

Contracts & Deeds

We will help you add or remove names from the title to real estate. There are many risks involved in preparing deeds without an attorney. We can do this for you easily and quickly. We can also prepare real estate contracts and other types of contracts.
 

Criminal Matters

Contact us if you have been issued a traffic ticket or a citation for driving under the influence. We can protect your rights in court and ensure your driving privileges, insurance premiums and immigration status are not affected. We can also help you out if a criminal case is filed against you. A brochure that explains "Your Rights If Arrested" is available.
 
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Divorce/Family Law

Several issues need to be resolved before the marriage can be dissolved. These include:
  • Property Division: Bank Accounts, Investments, Real Estate, Etc.
  • Debt Allocation
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Custody/Visitation
Our attorneys will guide you through the process and ease your concerns at each stage of your case.
 

Estate Planning

If your estate is worth more than $100,000, a will alone will not be enough. In Illinois, estates more than $100,000 must go through probate court, which is a time-consuming and expensive process whereby the court oversees the distribution of your assets to your legatees or heirs.
You can avoid this by making a simple living trust. Save your legatees and heirs from hassles and expenses by helping us draft your will, living trust, or other necessary documents to simplify your assets and protect your loved ones.
 
 
 

Eviction

If you are a landlord our attorneys will help you deal with tenants who do not pay rent or who violate the terms of their lease. If you are a tenant facing eviction or whose rights are being violated by your landlord, we can help you.
 

Expungements

Certain arrests, depending on the court disposition, can be removed from your record and permanently sealed. All fingerprints, photographs and reports are returned to you.
 
 

Living Wills

If you develop an injury or illness that is terminal with no hope of recovery, and if you don't wish to be kept alive artificially, you can make a living will to authorize the hospital or doctor to stop medical treatment.
 

Name Changes

You can change your name with minimal court involvement. Contact us for this simple procedure if you wish to change your name.
 
 
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Paternity

If you have a child/children out of wedlock and wish to determine parentage, establish visitation privileges, determine child support and/or provide medical coverage to a child a paternity case will need to be filed.
 

Personal Injury

Contact us if you are involved in an auto accident or injured from the fault of another party. Do not sign anything before consulting us. The insurance companies have experienced attorneys to defend their claims. Call us immediately to schedule a free consultation so we can fight for your rights.
 

Probate

The probate process is a complicated one which requires an attorney to represent you.
 

Powers of Attorney for Health Care

The purpose of the Power of Attorney for Health Care is to provide the person you designate (your “agent”) broad powers to make your health care decisions. The Power of Attorney form does not impose a duty on your agent to exercise granted powers, but when the powers are exercised your agent will ... Read more
 

Powers of Attorney for Property

The purpose of a power of attorney for Property is to give the person you designate (your “agent”) broad powers to handle your property which may include powers to pledge, sell or otherwise dispose of any real or personal property without advance notice to you or approved by you. The power does not ... Read more
 
 
 

Real Estate

 

Real Estate Sales: Our Services

  • Attend the closing and make sure that you convey clear title
  • Inform you of any facts that affect your interest and provide counsel on difficulties that arise
  • Order title searches, surveys, mortgage payoff letters, condominium documents and all other items required for closing
  • Prepare the deed, all other closing documents and the closing figures
  • Review and discuss the terms of the contract
  • Schedule the closing at a time and place that is convenient for you
 

Real Estate Buys: Our Services

  • Attend the closing and make sure you receive clear title
  • Evaluate all documents such as the deed, title policy, mortgage, survey, closing statement and seller disclosure statement
  • Help you evaluate financing choices and explain loan terms
  • Inform you about any facts that affect your interest and provide counsel if difficulties arise
  • Review and discuss the terms of the contract
We can also provide help in the purchase or sale of businesses, investment properties or commercial properties.
 
 

Traffic Defense/DUI

Contact us if you have been issued a traffic ticket or a citation for driving under the influence. We can protect your rights in court and ensure your driving privileges, insurance premiums and immigration status are not affected. We can also help you out if a criminal case is filed against you. A brochure that explains "Your Rights If Arrested" is available.
 

Trusts & Wills

If your estate is worth more than $100,000 a will alone will not be enough. In Illinois, estates more than $100,000 must go through probate court which is a time-consuming and expensive process whereby the court oversees the distribution of your assets to your legatees or heirs.
You can avoid this ... Read more
 

Worker's Compensation

Know your rights if you are injured on the job:
 
  • You need not give a recorded statement.
  • You choose your own doctor for treatment.
  • You are entitled to temporary disability payments while on leave from work due to the injury.
 
  • All related and reasonable medical bills must be paid.
  • Retaliation or harassment by the employer is illegal.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
 

Pamphlets Available

 
  • Automobile Accident
  • Bankruptcy
  • Buying a Home
  • Divorce
 
  • Financing a Home
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Living Trust
  • Living Wills
 
  • Selling a Home
  • Starting a Business
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Your Rights (If Arrested)