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OPENING PROBATE: WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE NEEDED AND WHAT IS NEEDED ON THOSE DOCUMENTS When a loved one passes away, if they don’t have a trust that distributes all of their assets and money, the heirs and family must open Probate Read More….
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Probate – Inventory and Final Accounting: Do I Need To Do Them? When it falls to a family member, friend, or trusted confidant to take on the role of executor it comes with a lot of responsibility. You are accepting Read More….
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Interpleader and how it can help your company avoid conflicting claims and liability If you work as inhouse counsel for a company that handles money or property for others, you can often face a situation where you receive conflicting requests Read More….
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Partition -What is it for and how do I get started? When people come to share property, they do so with the expectation that they will share it equally and in good faith. Often this can be property purchased by Read More….
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Surety Bonds, What Are They and Do I Need One for Probate? When a person dies and the estate must be managed, one of the aspects of administration that confuses the majority of executors is whether there will be a Read More….
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Decanting a Trust: What does that Involve? When you are administering a trust and discover that the trust contains errors which make it cumbersome to administer or have instructions that you know the original drafter intended, you may wonder what Read More….
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Special/Supplemental Needs Trust: Does My Disabled Child Need One? When any person is putting together a will or a trust, the most important goal is to ensure that the trust provides the greatest benefit and management of the assets. What Read More….
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Interpleader and Its Place in Legal Disputes One of the biggest challenges that a bank, loan provider, trustee, or any other holder of money can face is what happens when you have multiple people who are all telling you that Read More….
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Understanding Attorney Review and Its Place in Your Real Estate Transaction Many who purchase real estate often ask why they would need to involve an attorney. They say things like “well were not going to court over this” or “I’m Read More….
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Wills and Trusts: Providing for the People You Are Thankful for With it being the Thanksgiving season, most folks are getting into the spirit of the holiday. They are inviting family over, buying a turkey, and whipping up their favorite Read More….
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Dam Removal, Property Values, and Taxes on the Fox River With the recent conservation efforts of Kane County and the United States Army Corps of Engineers we are about to see a major change to the Fox River and adjoining Read More….
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NOTICE REQURIEMENTS FOR EVICTION IN ILLINOIS So, you have a tenant that you want to evict. This could be due to them falling behind in rental payments, breaking a provision in the lease such as maintaining the property, or maybe Read More….
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Dam Removal, Waterfront Property, and Riparian Rights It has finally happened, you’ve worked, saved, and finally earned enough money to purchase your dream home on the river. You’ve done your calculations and made the numbers work so that you can Read More….
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