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Do You Have a Living Will in Place?

Posted in on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Many people think wills and other estate planning documents are only for older adults, people with life threatening conditions, or those with considerable assets. Unfortunately, the fact is that accidental injuries and sudden illnesses can happen at any age, and without the proper paperwork in place, your loved ones are forced to assume the burden of having to guess what you might have wanted. Living wills are a type of advance directive that can help alleviate this burden, and are something that all of us should take the time to...

Three Important Issues To Discuss With A Divorce Attorney

Posted in on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Every divorce is different. While some couples end up in hotly contested divorce proceedings where they communicate primarily through their attorneys, other spouses part ways on more amicable terms. In either case, it is important to use caution in resolving issues pertaining to money, property, debts, and children, as these have the potential to impact your life dramatically, both now and in the future. The following are three important issues anyone contemplating divorce should discuss with an experienced divorce attorney.        Marital Property Division Under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution...

Four Estate Planning Tasks To Do Today

Posted in on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

For many people, the thought of talking about wills and estate planning is something they would rather put off. While confronting your own mortality may seem grim, it can provide you the assurance of knowing the people you care about are provided for in the event anything happens to you. Regardless of your earnings, the amount in your bank account, or whether you own property, the following are four estate planning tasks everyone should complete, and the sooner you do it, the better.       Create a will. A will is...

The Truth About Slip and Fall Injuries

Posted in on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Injuries due to slips, trips, and falls are among the common type of personal injuries. While commonly referred to as ‘accidents’, the fact is that these injuries are often the result of the reckless and negligent actions of property owners, management, and staff. The following provides important information on how slip and fall injuries commonly occur, and how you can hold responsible parties accountable for the damages you suffer.      Common Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries According to research from the National Safety Council (NSC), slip and fall accidents...

How Driving Distractions Make Car Accidents and Injuries More Likely To Occur

Posted in on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Distracted driving is a leading cause of car accident and injuries in Illinois and throughout the country. Even something as simple as eating fast food, reaching for items in your car, or checking your appearance in the rearview mirror is enough to divert your attention from the road in front of you, putting you, your passengers, and other motorists at risk.     The Impact Of Distracted Driving Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that as many as nine people are killed as the result of...