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Planning for Estate Taxes

The primary purpose of estate planning is for one to provide their beneficiaries in Oswego with some measure of financial security upon their passing. That security may include money to help cover funeral expenses, funds to settle one’s liabilities...
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Understanding the Home Buying Offer Process

People preparing to buy their first house may understandably feel very excited and proud about the prospect of owning their home. They may also feel a bit nervous or unsure of what lies ahead as they lack familiarity with the offer and purchase process.
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Special Needs Trusts and Your Outlook on The Future

If you decide to set up a special needs trust, you likely have a number of concerns. For example, it is very helpful if you understand the benefits of this route with respect to your loved one who has special needs (such as helping them retain eligibility for government benefits while also gaining access to your assets).
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How Does Illinois Define Felony Murder?

Illinois’s extremely broad felony murder law mandates your prosecution for first-degree murder if someone dies while you and/or an accomplice are in the process of committing a forcible felony or as a direct result of that forcible felony. If convicted, you will serve a minimum 20 years in prison and could receive a life sentence.
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What if Your Ignition Interlock Gives a False Positive?

Once you get your first DUI in Illinois, the office of the Secretary of State automatically enrolls you in the Monitoring Device Driving Permit program. If deemed eligible for the program, you will have to have a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device installed on your vehicle.
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What Are the Rules for Record Expungement?

Your criminal record is something that can haunt you even decades after you have a conviction. The state provides you a way to seal your records so that you can move forward without the stigma of having conviction.
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A DUI Conviction Has Long-Term Consequences

Sunny days and warm nights are perfect for camping, picnics and other types of get-togethers in Illinois. Alcohol is often present at these gatherings. If you get behind the wheel after having one too many, you could face DUI charges if law enforcement arrests you for drunk driving. We frequently represent clients charged with driving under the influence.
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