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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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Chicago Bankruptcy Rates Continue to Fall

Written by Charles Newland

chicago bankruptcy attorneyThe data is out for new bankruptcy filings in January of 2016, and the trend of fewer filings continues. In fact, last January’s numbers were the lowest since 2008, and greatly lower than the number of filings from 2010 and 2011, when the worst of the recession was upon the Chicago area. Statistics from the Northern Illinois District of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court show that trend towards lower bankruptcy rates should be here to stay as the economic recovery continues.
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What Blended Families Need to Know About Estate Planning

Written by Charles Newland

estate planning attorneyBlended Family Structures and Conflicts

Due to rising divorce rates over the last decade, blended families are a common family structure. According to U.S. statistics, 50% of marriages end in divorce, and 43% of new marriages are second marriages for at least one spouse. Every year, one million children end up with newly divorced or divorcing parents. Estate planning for blended families creates a new set of rules for complicated family structures: Read More

Who should you choose to be your will’s executor?

Written by Charles Newland

Pen laying on top of a Will for estate planning

Pen laying on top of a Will for estate planning

Many people view naming someone as the executor of a will as an honor. However, in Illinois, executors typically face challenging fiduciary duties, including inventorying assets, paying estate debts and overseeing asset distribution. If these duties are improperly handled, the estate may lose value or the executor may incur personal liability. Consequently, as a lawyer might note, it is essential for people in Lake County to choose the right executor during estate planning. Read More

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3601 W Algonquin RD, STE 990
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008

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728 Florsheim Dr
Libertyville, Illinois 60048

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