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Concealed firearms in Illinois - what lies in the future and how to prepare...
Taxes being seized for owed debts - educate yourself!
Extraordinary TEAMS - what it takes...
Licensed Contractors? Verify before you hire!
Know the company your investing with! Educate yourself!


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Concealed firearms in Illinois - what lies in the future and how to prepare...

With the new Concealed Weapons law most people are going to take the stance that martial law is the best way since police are limiting their ability to take certain calls and response time is way longer than it should be... Check it out in this article - http://news.msn.com/us/chicago-police-no-longer-responding-to-all-911-calls
"According to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times, the change came into effect on Sunday [2/3/13] and also covers crime where the victim is "safe, secure and not in need of medical attention" and the offender is "not on the scene and not expected to return immediately.""
With incidents like this a lot of you are excited about the new law, but do you know all of the limitations?  Educate yourself... Knowledge is key/power no matter what you are trying to accomplish...
How to transport your firearm legally - http://www.isp.state.il.us/docs/1-154.pdf
Acquiring/Transferring a firearm in Illinois - http://www.isp.state.il.us/docs/9-049.pdf

Taxes being seized for owed debts - educate yourself!

for those of you who DO NOT know the state can take your state tax refund for Parking & Red Light tickets - http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/02/28/city-starts-collecting-unpaid-fines-by-seizing-state-tax-refunds/ Your federal refund can be taken for unpaid child support, unpaid taxes and unpaid student loans as well - http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/tax-refund-intercepts.html.  Make sure you educate yourself!  Pass along

Extraordinary TEAMS - what it takes...

When you think of successful businesses, classrooms, schools, groups in general you think of their team, what dynamic they uphold.  Check this article out that was written to give you ideas on how to achieve an "Extraordinary TEAM."
1. Leadership is a HUGE key.
2. Quantifiable Goals
3. Well defined roles
4. Share resources (networking)
5. Communicating effectively
6. Being 100% committed to the goals at hand
7. Big egos are OUT!
Think of a team, company, and/or group you have been/are involved in  (whether it was/is for work or school) where/are they composed of these qualities?   If not, what you can you do to incorporate these qualities?
Food for thought... think about it.

Licensed Contractors? Verify before you hire!

If you haven't already heard contractors here in Illinois/cook county/Chicago are ripping good people off! http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/illinois-attorney-general-contractor-investigation-213430551.html - please people check the licensing and bonding information for ANYONE who claims to be licensed in ANY profession - check this site for verification - educate yourselves! - https://www.idfpr.com/licenselookup/licenselookup.asp

Know the company your investing with! Educate yourself!

Before you invest in a company or trust someone with your money to invest in other companies make sure they are legit.  Here in Illinois it is simple to do, follow this link for tons of information - educate yourselves!  http://avoidthescam.net/

Is the Notary Public you are using in good standing?

Do you know if the notary you are using is in good standing? Or even is commissioned? Go to this link to find out more information on the Notary Public you are using here in Illinois... http://www.ilsos.gov/notary/
I am in good standing and provide mobile notary services - need one?  Contact me today to set an appointment (877) 290-6255

Do you know what creditors can and cannot do?

Creditors will sometimes contact others to get in contact with you, but what are they allowed to say and not say.  Educate yourself, and if a creditor is in violation of these rules you can report them.  http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fdcpa/fdcpact.shtm#806
Check out what the FDCPA has to say about communication:
§ 805.  Communication in connection with debt collection   [15 USC 1692c]
(a) COMMUNICATION WITH THE CONSUMER GENERALLY.  Without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction, a debt collector may not communicate with a consumer in connection with the collection of any debt --
(1) at any unusual time or place or a time or place known or which should be known to be inconvenient to the consumer. In the absence of knowledge of circumstances to the contrary, a debt collector shall assume that the convenient time for communicating with a consumer is after 8 o'clock antimeridian and before 9 o'clock postmeridian, local time at the consumer's location;
(2) if the debt collector knows the consumer is represented by an attorney with respect to such debt and has knowledge of, or can readily ascertain, such attorney's name and address, unless the attorney fails to respond within a reasonable period of time to a communication from the debt collector or unless the attorney consents to direct communication with the consumer; or
(3) at the consumer's place of employment if the debt collector knows or has reason to know that the consumer's employer prohibits the consumer from receiving such communication.
(b) COMMUNICATION WITH THIRD PARTIES.  Except as provided in section 804, without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector, or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction, or as reasonably necessary to effectuate a postjudgment judicial remedy, a debt collector may not communicate, in connection with the collection of any debt, with any person other than a consumer, his attorney, a consumer reporting agency if otherwise permitted by law, the creditor, the attorney of the creditor, or the attorney of the debt collector.
(c) CEASING COMMUNICATION.  If a consumer notifies a debt collector in writing that the consumer refuses to pay a debt or that the consumer wishes the debt collector to cease further communication with the consumer, the debt collector shall not communicate further with the consumer with respect to such debt, except --
(1) to advise the consumer that the debt collector's further efforts are being terminated;
(2) to notify the consumer that the debt collector or creditor may invoke specified remedies which are ordinarily invoked by such debt collector or creditor; or
(3) where applicable, to notify the consumer that the debt collector or creditor intends to invoke a specified remedy.
If such notice from the consumer is made by mail, notification shall be complete upon receipt.
(d) For the purpose of this section, the term "consumer" includes the consumer's spouse, parent (if the consumer is a minor), guardian, executor, or administrator.

Mobile Notary & Document Preparation

Julia's Legal Services Offers
Mobile Notary & Document Preparation

Mobile Notary Services
Quick Claim Deeds
Grantor/Grantee Forms
Notorial Records - same day if done by 12pm mon-fri
Court Forms
Assumed Business Names
Powers of Attorney
Limited POA
Business Contracts
Appostille Services - Notorial Records - same day if done by 12pm mon-fri

Document Preparation
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Orders of Protection/ No contact Order
Child Support
Name Changes

ANY other form you need prepared or notarized I can assist with. Call today for an appointment.

(877) 290-6255

Commissioned Notary Public
available 24/7
In Cook County ONLY

I am not an attorney therefore I cannot give you legal advice and/or representation in court

Same Day Apostille Services - $75

I am providing Same Day Apostille Services
If you have your document notarized by 12pm, Monday-Friday, you can have same day service and will not have to wait until the next day to receive your Apostille.  Call today for your appointment (877) 290-6255.  https://secure.usnotaries.net/members/directory.asp?NotaryID=43030
Apostille Service is for something that has to be notarized and sent to another country. It is verification that the notary public who notarized your document is in good standing with their commission. You and/or the notary have to go to the secretary of state to receive an official Apostille. It will have a gold seal on the left side, attached to your notarized document that you will send to the country needed. You will need an apostille for each document that was notarized.
Official Definition from County Clerk: An apostille certifies the validity of an Illinois notary public, county clerk, circuit clerk or local registrar. This special certification is accepted by foreign countries as proof that specific documents are official.

What do I do?

Some people have been asking what is it that I do when I saythat I provide “document preparation and mobile notary services.”  Well let me explain… 
Document preparation - I can prepare just about any documentfor you, mostly people ask for assistance with legal documents (i.e. divorcepackets, expungement packets, bankruptcy petition packets etc) but sometimesthere are other documents such as daycare application forms, or social securityforms, even resumes.  Now pleaseunderstand that I am not providing this service to represent myself as anattorney as I am not an attorney/lawyer and I DO NOT provide LEGAL ADVICE orrepresentation in court and nothing I say or do can be construed as such. 
Mobile notary services - I am a commissioned notary publichere in COOK COUNTY IL ONLY.  I go toyour home, office, neutral meeting place, hospital, nursing home even the cookcounty jail to notarize documents that need a verified signature.  How am I able to verify it is yoursignature?  You provide a validgovernment issued ID with your name, picture and signature on it (i.e.passport, driver’s license, state ID, military issued ID, etc).  These documents could be legal, real estate,letters, etc.
I also provide a variety of other services depending on theneeds of my clients.  You need helpputting your business out there I can help (i.e. facebook, twitter, foursquare,low cost advertising), you need help finding a job I can help (electronicresumes, job leads, temp agencies), you need help trying to figure out how tofill out a job application I can help (some companies are requiring certainforms or your resume i.e. PDF format and/or Word format), need help findingservices to help you get back on your feet I can help (housing, counseling). 
My main goal is to help people in general.  I know how it is to be confused by certainpaperwork during a trying time and it makes you frustrated, even more confusedso you do not want to deal with it especially when you ask someone for help andthey turn you away or refer you to someone else who then in turn says the samething and refers you to someone else.  Ifyou want further information on how I can be of assistance to you or someoneyou know just inquire and I will be more than happy to answer your questions oreven set up an appointment, (877) 290-6255
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