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May 2018 Archives

Take it slow when it comes to estate administration

Even when the death of an Illinois resident is not sudden or unexpected, surviving family members still need time to grieve. Some people may even panic, even if only a little since they may have relied on the decedent for support. Starting the estate administration process does need to happen within a decent time frame, but there is no need to rush into it in the first few days.

Will a revocable living trust help with estate administration?

When it comes to figuring out how to best provide for family members after one's death, Illinois residents have numerous choices. One of those choices is to use a revocable living trust. For many people, this type of trust helps simplify estate administration.

Consider your insurance needs during business formation

You have a lot to do as you start your new company here in Illinois. What type of entity should you form? Where will you conduct your business? Will you need employees? Another question that you may want to ask yourself during the business formation process is what types of insurance you need.

It may be possible to avoid a contentious child custody battle

In many cases, both parents want what it best for their children, but that may be the only point on which they readily agree. When a couple in this position decides to divorce, they may believe they are relegated to allowing an Illinois court to make their child custody decisions for them. That does not necessarily have to be the case.

Determining responsibility for building defects may not be easy

Whether building from the ground up or renovating an existing structure, it often takes the collaboration of numerous people with different areas of expertise to get the job done. For this reason, when building defects are discovered, it may be challenging to determine who bears responsibility for them. It may be necessary to involve an Illinois court in order to make the final determination.