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  • Why Business Owners Need an Estate Plan

    Contingency plans are crucial for any business owner to keep the day-to-day operations running smoothly. Since the company often contains the majority of the owner’s wealth, as well as serves as the primary source of income for the family, an estate plan should be oneRead More

  • Our New Office in West Loop

    At the beginning of the year, we relocated a few blocks east to 123 N. Wacker Drive. The new office better accommodates our growing practice, and there are on-site accounting, finance and insurance professionals which has added great value for our clients. See below forRead More

  • Estate Planning 101: Wills vs. Living Trusts

    Estate Planning might seem daunting at first, but it is absolutely essential to get something in place in order to ensure that your property and loved ones are taken care of in the event of your incapacity or death. As important as it is protectRead More

  • Changes to Child Support Law in Illinois Effective July 1, 2017

    On July 1, Illinois will adopt a new model to calculate child support. For parents who already have a divorce or parentage case pending, or are simply contemplating separation or divorce from the child’s other parent, it is important to be informed about how theRead More

  • Income Taxes and Divorce: What You Need to Know Before April 18

    Filing Status IRS rules provide that if you are married on December 31st of the tax year, then you are still married for purposes of that year’s tax returns [Note – there is an exception to this rule where the spouses did not reside togetherRead More

  • Digital Assets and Your Estate Plan

    In today’s digital age, many of us have more online accounts than we can keep track of. The internet has undeniably made everything we do easier, quicker, and (mostly) cheaper. It’s no wonder our society has moved more towards managing our personal, business, and financialRead More

  • More Predictability for Maintenance Awards in Illinois Starting January 1, 2015

    There is a significant change to maintenance awards (formerly known as alimony) effective January 1, 2015 under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (“IMDMA”).   Under the old statute, Judges were given very broad discretion to decide a maintenance award after weighing several factors. Read More

  • Removing Children From the State in Parentage and Divorce Cases

    Few people dispute that it is in the best interest of children to have both fit parents actively involved in their lives.  In an ideal world, that would involve co-parenting and parents sharing time and opportunities to be a consistent and supportive presence in theirRead More

  • Illinois Women Are Protected by a New Law: the Pregnancy Accommodation Act

    Many challenges face women who are pregnant or recently gave birth.  I know from firsthand experience that the stress and anticipation of a pregnancy and new baby are compelling.  The last thing an expecting or new mother needs is a workplace or state that failsRead More

  • Discussion Points For Parents On The Topic Of Estate Planning For College Kids

    This fall, as college kids prepare to head back to school, they should consider adding estate planning to the to-do list.   It is important to realize that one does not need to be a senior citizen or in bad health to properly prepare for life’s unexpected events.  Additionally, estate planning is not just for the wealthy – there are many benefits to a young adult having a plan in place even when they are just starting out.Read More

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