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An Overview of the Different Ways to Title Real Estate

Did you know that there are multiple ways in which you can hold title to real estate? For first time home-buyers, especially couples- both married and unmarried, deciding how to take title to their new home can be confusing. Not…more
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The New Illinois Power of Attorney for Healthcare

An amendment to the Illinois Power of Attorney Act is headed to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. It contains some important modifications for both estate planning attorneys and those executing powers of attorney…more
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Making Gifts to Minors Under UGMA and UTMA

Making Gifts to Minors Under UGMA and UTMA There are numerous considerations when contemplating making gifts to minor children. Outright gifts are frowned upon because, under the eyes of the law, children are under a legal…more
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Navigating Employment Law Considerations for New Employers

Every business owner thinks about how his or her company will grow from a small entrepreneurial idea, to a budding business, to something sustainable and long-lasting. Employees are almost certainly part of that process. But,…more
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Sole Proprietorship Basics for New Business Owners

LLCs are all the rage these days, but did you know that even without formally forming a business, like an LLC or corporation, you may very well be operating a business without even considering it as a business. For example, do…more
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Estate Planning with Retirement Accounts

Retirement accounts, like IRAs, Roth IRAs and 401(k)s are often some of the most substantial assets that people own, so it’s essential to consider them when doing your estate planning. Failure to plan for these assets or poor…more
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Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts; The Basics

Upon death, individuals are entitled to leave their assets to chosen beneficiaries tax free so long as the total value of those assets is less than the current estate tax exclusion amount in place for the year in which the death…more
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2014 Federal Income Tax Changes To Know

Each year brings with it various changes to federal tax laws. Navigating all of those changes can be daunting, especially if you have little experience or knowledge about tax outside of filing income tax returns for yourself or…more
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Seven Ways to Give Your Estate Plan a Year End Check Up

With 2014 fast approaching, many are looking for ways to improve their lives for the better in the year to come. Whether it’s a new workout regimen, quitting smoking, spending more time with family, or something else, the New…more
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Estate Planning for Same Sex Spouses in Illinois

On November 20th, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will sign legislation making Illinois the 16th state to recognize same-sex marriages and county clerks will begin issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples June 1, 2014. From a…more
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Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples

Unmarried couples who live together are becoming the new norm. According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly three out of four women in the U.S. have lived with a partner without being…more
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Cohabitation Agreements: Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples

Last week I posted about estate planning for unmarried couples living together. Certainly, there is a number of estate planning documents which those couples should contemplate, but one of particular importance warrants some…more
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SECTION 501(C)(3) IS JUST THE BEGINNING- OTHER COMMON TYPES OF TAX EXEMPT ENTITIES EXPLAINED

Although section 501(c))(3) organizations are the best known non-profits, there are numerous other sections of the Internal Revenue Code that give tax exempt status to a wide array of other organizations. So which types of…more
| Business Organizations, Nonprofit Law, Taxation

501(c)(3) Organizations, An Overview

Overview of IRC 501(c(3) Non-Profit Corporations Organizations recognized as exempt under section 501(c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are generally not required to pay income tax, which of course, is a beautiful thing if you…more
| Nonprofit Law

What To Do When Someone Dies

WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE DIES It goes without saying that it can be an incredibly emotional and stressful time when a loved one dies. Naturally, the grieving process takes center stage, and family members are often unfamiliar…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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