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Archive for March, 2016

How the Modified Comparative Negligence Rule Could Affect Your Case

Written by Charles Newland

Personal Injury AttorneyUntil just a few short decades ago, victims of personal injury were barred from collecting monetary damages in most states if they were even slightly at fault, even if the injuries were mostly due to another party’s actions or negligence. Fortunately, the state of Illinois has adopted what is commonly referred to as the Modified Comparative Negligence Rule to help soften the financial blow that often occurs to personal injury victims.
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Planning for Succession in a Living Trust

Written by Charles Newland

estate planning attorneyCreating a living trust through an experienced estate planning attorney allows maximum control over trust assets during a lifetime. Planning for succession with a revocable living trust will protect assets in case of physical or mental incapacity due to age or illness. Appointing a successor trustee early will assure that assets are managed according to plans for beneficiaries.
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Filing Bankruptcy Without Your Spouse

Written by Charles Newland

bankruptcy attorneyMarried couples can file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy together or separately. Understanding the impact of liability for the non-filing spouse is an important consideration before filing. A bankruptcy attorney who knows Illinois bankruptcy laws can provide legal advice for filing bankruptcy without a spouse.
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