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We've all encountered a situation in life where we have been faced with a fork in the road. Life can throw some crazy curve balls at times in regards to relationships, families, work, finances, and well, pretty much anything.

The team at Sterk Family Law Group, P.C. in Orland Park, IL recognizes that each and every one of us can use a helping hand at some point. We practice a holistic approach to family law and estate planning but we recognize that life extends past legal needs so we've teamed up with professionals and resources to share information to help empower you with options.

Resource Sessions: Legal and Resource Podcasts by Sterk Family Law Group, P.C‪.‬ Sterk Family Law Group, P.C.

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We've all encountered a situation in life where we have been faced with a fork in the road. Life can throw some crazy curve balls at times in regards to relationships, families, work, finances, and well, pretty much anything.

The team at Sterk Family Law Group, P.C. in Orland Park, IL recognizes that each and every one of us can use a helping hand at some point. We practice a holistic approach to family law and estate planning but we recognize that life extends past legal needs so we've teamed up with professionals and resources to share information to help empower you with options.

    Creating Connections With Children: Trust Based Relational Intervention

    Creating Connections With Children: Trust Based Relational Intervention

    Guest Jason Bensten, Executive Director of the non-profit LoveMoves.Us, joins us to speak about Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI).



    Bentsen and his wife Cheryl formed LoveMoves.Us to provide service and support for foster and adoptive families. Bentsen became interested in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), became a practitioner and now has launched a pilot 9-week training program for parents.



    TBRI is a therapeutic, trauma-informed intervention program geared to train parents and caregivers in methods to provide effective support and treatment for at-risk children. There are three main principles of TBRI: Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting. 



    Thank you, Jason, for taking the time to join us and to educate us on this!



    To connect with Sterk Family Law Group, P.C.: www.sterkfamilylaw.com or call 815-600-8950 to Empower Yourself With Options.







    *********** Sterk Family Law provides a full range of family law and estate planning services in Orland Park for clients in Will, Cook, and DuPage counties. The Sterk Family Law Group team provides a holistic approach to the practice of law and strives to not only service a client’s legal needs, but also help manage a client’s emotional and overall well-being by establishing connections with a vast network of counselors, support groups, and various other non-traditional service providers within local communities by way of the unique Resource Center. The Resource Center provides Sterk Family Law clients with access to other professionals to help prepare for the next step in their lives. ***********



    This is a legal advertisement from Sterk Family Law Group, P.C. It does not constitute legal or medical advice and should not be construed as such. This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only.

    • 26 min
    Paid Leave for All Workers Act (PLAWA) in Illinois

    Paid Leave for All Workers Act (PLAWA) in Illinois

    In this installment of the employment law series, Attorney Seth Matus, Partner at Fish Potter Bolaños, P.C., speaks to Gwendolyn Sterk in detail about the Paid Leave for All Workers Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2024. 



    As summarized on the Illinois Department of Labor site: “The Paid Leave for All Workers Act (PLAWA) allows workers to earn up to 40 hours of leave from work each year. Workers can use paid leave for any reason and employers may not require workers to provide a basis for their time off request. Workers earn one (1) hour of paid leave for every 40 hours they work. If an employer has an existing policy, certain exceptions may apply. There are certain categories of workers that are not subject to the law.”



    Matus and Sterk dive into many questions that both employees may have and considerations for employers to be aware of. 



    To connect with Seth Matus: https://www.fishlawfirm.com/meet-our-team/seth-d-matus/ 

    Thanks for listening and we hope you subscribe - we have a lot more great topics in the pipeline!

    To connect with Sterk Family Law Group, P.C.: www.sterkfamilylaw.com or call 815-600-8950 to Empower Yourself With Options.







    *********** Sterk Family Law provides a full range of family law and estate planning services in Orland Park for clients in Will, Cook, and DuPage counties. The Sterk Family Law Group team provides a holistic approach to the practice of law and strives to not only service a client’s legal needs, but also help manage a client’s emotional and overall well-being by establishing connections with a vast network of counselors, support groups, and various other non-traditional service providers within local communities by way of the unique Resource Center. The Resource Center provides Sterk Family Law clients with access to other professionals to help prepare for the next step in their lives. ***********



    This is a legal advertisement from Sterk Family Law Group, P.C. It does not constitute legal or medical advice and should not be construed as such. This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only.



    #law #illinoislaw #illinoisemploymentlaw #paidleaveforallworkers #paidtimeoff #pto

    • 20 min
    Non-Profit Heroes: Cleaning for a Reason

    Non-Profit Heroes: Cleaning for a Reason

    Debbie Sardone had the idea to start the nonprofit while speaking with a prospective residential cleaning client. The woman told Debbie she wouldn’t be able to afford home cleaning as she was undergoing cancer treatment. In that instant, Debbie decided that no one undergoing cancer treatment would ever be turned away by her business. Cleaning for a Reason provides free home cleaning to patients battling cancer. 

    Please listen to Debbie speak with Gwen to understand why Cleaning for a Reason is showcased as Sterk Family Law Group's February 2024 Non-Profit Hero!

    Thanks for listening and we hope you subscribe - we have a lot more great topics in the pipeline!

    To connect with Sterk Family Law Group, P.C.: www.sterkfamilylaw.com or call 815-600-8950 to Empower Yourself With Options.

    To learn more about Cleaning for a Reason: https://cleaningforareason.org/





    *********** Sterk Family Law provides a full range of family law and estate planning services in Orland Park for clients in Will, Cook, and DuPage counties. The Sterk Family Law Group team provides a holistic approach to the practice of law and strives to not only service a client’s legal needs, but also help manage a client’s emotional and overall well-being by establishing connections with a vast network of counselors, support groups, and various other non-traditional service providers within local communities by way of the unique Resource Center. The Resource Center provides Sterk Family Law clients with access to other professionals to help prepare for the next step in their lives. ***********



    This is a legal advertisement from Sterk Family Law Group, P.C. It does not constitute legal or medical advice and should not be construed as such. This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only.

    • 11 min
    Who are we? Why are you listening to this?

    Who are we? Why are you listening to this?

    We've had this podcast channel up for some time now but we never really took the time to tell you who Sterk Family Law Group is and why we created this series.



    Our firm uses what we call a holistic approach to family law and strives to provide the resources necessary to help our clients move on with dignity and integrity.



    Attorney Gwendolyn J. Sterk and Kelly Garver sat down to chat about Sterk Family Law Group and why this podcast is important to our team.

    Thanks for listening and we hope you subscribe - we have a lot more great topics in the pipeline!

    To connect with Sterk Family Law Group, P.C.: www.sterkfamilylaw.com or call 815-600-8950 to Empower Yourself With Options.







    *********** Sterk Family Law provides a full range of family law and estate planning services in Orland Park for clients in Will, Cook, and DuPage counties. The Sterk Family Law Group team provides a holistic approach to the practice of law and strives to not only service a client’s legal needs, but also help manage a client’s emotional and overall well-being by establishing connections with a vast network of counselors, support groups, and various other non-traditional service providers within local communities by way of the unique Resource Center. The Resource Center provides Sterk Family Law clients with access to other professionals to help prepare for the next step in their lives. ***********



    This is a legal advertisement from Sterk Family Law Group, P.C. It does not constitute legal or medical advice and should not be construed as such. This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only.

    • 14 min
    Loan Assumptions and Divorce

    Loan Assumptions and Divorce

    The concept of loan assumption has become a very popular concept right now with divorcing clients. What is a loan assumption? For many clients, this would be a great alternative to doing a refinance. In other cases, it might not make financial sense.



    Guest Larry LoVetere, VP of Mortgage Lending with Guaranteed Rate, is back to talk with us about loan assumptions and options for divorcees.

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    Larry LoVetere has been in the mortgage industry for over 18 years and became a loan officer because he wanted to be in a business where he could help people and make a difference in their lives.

    To connect with Larry or to schedule a free consultation, visit: ⁠⁠www.rate.com/larrylovetere⁠⁠ or call (331) 214-5662

    To learn more or to connect with Sterk Family Law Group, P.C. or Gwendolyn Sterk, call 815-600-8950 or visit ⁠⁠https://www.sterkfamilylaw.com/  ⁠⁠

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    Sterk Family Law provides a full range of family law and estate planning services in Orland Park for clients in Will, Cook, and DuPage counties.  The Sterk Family Law Group team provides a holistic approach to the practice of law and strives to not only service a client’s legal needs, but also help manage a client’s emotional and overall well-being by establishing connections with a vast network of counselors, support groups, and various other non-traditional service providers within local communities by way of the unique Resource Center.  The Resource Center provides Sterk Family Law clients with access to other professionals to help prepare for the next step in their lives.

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    This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. This is a legal advertisement from Sterk Family Law Group, P.C. and does not constitute legal advice and should not be construed as such.



    #mortgage #mortgagerefinancing #mortgagelending #divorce #loans #homebuying #divorce #realestate

    • 20 min
    Non-Profit Heroes: Foundation of Hope

    Non-Profit Heroes: Foundation of Hope

    Showcased as Sterk Family Law Group's January 2024 Non-Profit Hero, Carla Dumas joins us to speak about Foundation of Hope.



    Foundation of Hope's mission is to teach women, youth, and young adults foundational principles of financial literacy, management, and responsibility.



    To connect with Carla or Foundation of Hope, email hope@foundationofhopeinc.org or visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/FOHOPEInc



    Contact us at www.sterkfamilylaw.com or call 815-600-8950 to Empower Yourself With Options.


    ********** Sterk Family Law provides a full range of family law and estate planning services in Orland Park for clients in Will, Cook, and DuPage counties. The Sterk Family Law Group team provides a holistic approach to the practice of law and strives to not only service a client’s legal needs, but also help manage a client’s emotional and overall well-being by establishing connections with a vast network of counselors, support groups, and various other non-traditional service providers within local communities by way of the unique Resource Center. The Resource Center provides Sterk Family Law clients with access to other professionals to help prepare for the next step in their lives. **********

    This is a legal advertisement from Sterk Family Law Group, P.C. It does not constitute legal or medical advice and should not be construed as such. This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only.

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