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Can You Complete an Estate Plan if Your Spouse Refuses to Participate?

Real estate planning for a married couple is important. The couple needs to create trusts, wills, and several other real estate planning tools. Estate planning instruments are particularly helpful for couples because they offer long-term security and peace of mind knowing your future is safe. However, on certain occasions, a partner or spouse might not agree to real estate planning and may refuse to participate. What do you do when a spouse is unwilling to participate in real estate planning? How to Get Started on Real Estate Planning if Your S... Read more

Returning Legislation for a Different 50/50 Shared Parenting Bill Is Back

In 2018, the Illinois legislature introduced a new Illinois House Bill 4113. This particular bill turned out to be at the center of a controversy surrounding a politically controversial family law bill. The Bill is designed to propose a statutory mandate that requires parents to share a 50/50 time schedule in divorce and parentage cases. Although parents can request to alter the orders under special limited circumstances, parents and other lawmakers had their concerns regarding the bill. Now, the legislation and the Bill are supposedly here to ... Read more

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Closing a Home

Closing a final purchase deal for a new property is a challenging process. Both a novice and an expert can make several mistakes when they are ready to buy their first home. Buying a new home is a big decision. It’s essential to consider all factors before purchasing a house and blocking a major chunk of your investment. Buying a property is not something you do every day (unless you’re a realtor). Hence, it’s essential to do your homework before jumping to conclusions and losing time and money. Here are the most common mistakes individua... Read more

When is Divorce the Only Solution?

Couples who once shared a home and had a life together often reach a point where they have to seek divorce as the only way out of their crippled relationship. Most couples believe therapy or mediation can solve their issues and improve their marriage, but unfortunately, sometimes these methods are futile. The biggest problem with divorce cases is people only see things and the various situations which led to divorce through their personal perspective. When this happens, each partner blames the other. You will need a skillful divorce attorney to... Read more

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