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Debts that Must Be Paid after Bankruptcy

Written by Charles Newland

Books and a gavel, bankruptcyBankruptcy is a legal way to get a clean financial slate, but there are some limitations. When people file for personal bankruptcy in Arlington Heights, they start a federal process that usually leads to a creditor meeting, court hearing or both.  They also put a pause on all debt collection. After a debtor has filed for bankruptcy, their creditors must wait for the results of the case. However, some of their debts may never go away, no matter what happens with their bankruptcy filing.
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Why You’re Never Too Young to Think About Estate Planning

Written by Charles Newland

A family selling a house, Estate PlanningWhen most people think of estate planning, they think of older people, or individuals who are extremely wealthy. They very rarely think about estate planning for younger, more ordinary individuals unless the person leads a very risky lifestyle or there is a serious illness involved. Unfortunately, the misconception that only the old, rich, or sick need an estate plan can leave Americans with no control over their medical care, their assets, or their children when the time comes.
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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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Could Filing Bankruptcy Discharge Income Tax Debt?

Written by Charles Newland

bankruptcy lawyersTaxpayers who are unable to pay past due federal taxes have several options to choose from, including working with the IRS to create a payment plan or an offer in compromise to fulfill their tax obligations. However, if those options do not meet an individual taxpayer’s needs, bankruptcy might be an option to consider.
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Putting Your Last Wishes in Writing

Written by Charles Newland

living will lawyersA living will, known as a declaration in Illinois, is a document everyone should have. Whether a terminal illness is in the picture, of simply proactively expecting the unexpected, a living will makes sure an individual’s healthcare and final wishes are crystal clear. For family and loved ones, a living will provides easy to follow instructions that can help them make difficult decisions during a highly emotional time. A living will should also be paired with a durable power of attorney appointing a guardian to be responsible for carrying out these wishes.
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Four Documents Every Estate Plan Should Have

Written by Charles Newland

Probate LawyerCreating an estate plan is not always a simple process. Often, it requires the teamwork of financial advisors, accountants and probate lawyers to create a plan that will protect their client’s assets and well-being in the event of death or serious illness. A solid estate plan should answer all the “what ifs” so that there is nothing left to doubt as to what the wishes of the client for which has been created.
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