February 2018 Archives

New tax laws may affect Illinois alimony payments

Divorce is often a difficult prospect, even if the emotional effects are muted or resolved before the legal process. The most important consideration of any divorce of parents is the well-being of any children, while the finances and assets of a marriage are often a close second and require a lot of negotiation.

Changes to tax law also change estate planning

Estate planning is a difficult consideration for family and friends, although paying close attention to the process can yield great benefits for heirs and beneficiaries. It is also not a process that should happen only once, as changes to national and state laws may affect plans for inheritances.

As the executor of an estate, what are your responsibilities?

It can be daunting to learn that a person named you as the executor of his or her estate. This is an honor, but it is also a tremendous responsibility, one that you should not take lightly. In fact, you might find it beneficial to seek guidance as you work to meet your obligations and walk through the entire process of probate and executing the estate.

Help for people suffering domestic abuse

Family law in Illinois covers many subjects, mostly surrounding marriage and child care. Lawyers who are experienced in family law often help couples handle their assets during marriage or divorce and represent parents' interests during child custody disputes or arrangements.