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July 2018 Archives

Seniors should beware of estate planning scams

Just as is the case anywhere in the country, anyone here in Illinois can become the victim of a scam, but it is seniors who seem to be the largest target group. Scams come from a variety of sources, even estate planning. People prey on the fact that seniors may not have put a plan into place yet and may feel pressured to execute one.

Choosing among 3 different ways to divorce

When it comes time to end a marriage, Illinois couples have choices. They can choose among three primary ways to handle their divorces, and the way they choose could affect their individual futures, especially if they have children. Traditional litigation, collaborative divorce and mediation all provide couples the tools they need to get through the divorce process. The question is, which one will best serve a particular couple.

How to talk to kids about divorce

When you are facing a divorce, fewer things can feel more challenging than figuring out how to break the news to your children. Even after the kids know about the impending separation and divorce, ongoing proceedings can be difficult to discuss with them.

Buyers in real estate transactions often rely on title searches

After finding a home to buy here in Glen Carbon, buyers must go through numerous steps prior to taking possession of the keys. One of those tasks involves conducting a title search. This crucial part of real estate transactions helps make sure that the buyer will actually own the property free and clear.

Home inspections: An important part of real estate transactions

Buying a home is one of the most important decisions Illinois residents will make, and probably the most expensive as well. Due to the importance of this purchase, most people want to know as much as possible about the home before they buy it. One way to do so is through home inspections, which are an important component of real estate transactions.