Naperville Estate Planning Attorney Discusses Stepparents and Stepchildren

In many ways, the concept of estate planning is similar to that of healthy living. Most people are aware that both are good ideas, but it can be very difficult to even get started. Much like eating right and exercising, estate planning is one of those things that many people will do eventually. Unfortunately, some […]

Important Information for Unmarried Couples from a Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer

If you were to die tomorrow, do you know what would happen to your assets and property? What about your children? Have you directed a trusted family member or loved one to care for them in the event that something happens to you? As an experienced estate planning lawyer, I know that some estimates say […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About a New Workplace Drug Study

When you own and operate a business, it is very likely that you rely on a team of employees to provide the best possible service to your customers and clients. It is your responsibility to recruit, hire, train, and maintain a staff whose values and vision are in line with yours as well as that […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses Handwritten Wills

For most people, a last will and testament is one of the most important documents they will ever create. Your will is likely to contain provisions that dictate how your assets are to be divided among your chosen beneficiaries but may also include many other considerations. You can use your will to establish guardianships for […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses the Impact of the Estate Tax

Throughout the 2016 presidential election, one of the many points of disagreements between the candidates was the issue of the estate tax. The estate tax—sometimes referred to as the “death tax”—is the portion of a deceased person’s estate that must be paid to the federal and/or state government before the remainder of the estate can […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Raises Questions About the Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements

When you own and operate your own business, you want to protect your investment to the fullest extent possible. You purchase insurance policies to guard against physical damages as well as certain potential lawsuits. You develop workplace safety protocols to prevent on-the-job injuries to your employees. Finally, you may look to protect your company’s interests […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses How a Living Trust Can Protect Your Assets

If you are in debt, you may be wondering what happens to all of your assets when you pass away. In my practice as an estate planning lawyer, clients frequently ask me questions of this nature. Do the nagging creditors get everything that you have acquired over the years, or do your children and heirs […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses Reasons to Name a New Executor

A will is the foundation for almost any comprehensive estate plan. As you probably realize your will can contain a variety of provisions that allocate your estate to your chosen heirs, as well as establish arrangements for the care of your minor or disabled children. One of the most crucial elements of your will is […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About Medical Marijuana and Your Drug-Free Workplace

Since November 9, 2015, marijuana has been legally available for purchase by thousands of Illinois residents who have been diagnosed with certain medical conditions. Of course, to remain in compliance with law, such patients must register with the state and present their government-issued program card before they can make purchases at any of nearly three […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Offers Tips for Unmarried Couples

According to an analysis of information from the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of unmarried couples who live together skyrocketed from 230,000 in 1995 to over 1.5 million today – a 550 percent increase. Included in these numbers are older couples, as well, who also choose to cohabitate without the various legal protections that a legally-recognized […]