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  • Divorce And Estate Planning: What Changes Things From Here?

    on April 19, 2018

    By Joe Busnengo, Attorney At Law



    In our previous blog post, we discussed the implications of marriage on estate planning. Our follow-up post here focuses on when things with the first marriage don’t work out and end in divorce. What are the consequences to your estate plan in that event? We’ll also talk about what could happen with your estate plan if you remarry, including what your new spouse may and may not be likely entitled to.

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  • I’m Getting Married – How Does This Impact My Estate Plan?

    on April 19, 2018

    By Joe Busnengo, Attorney At Law


    Any time you have a substantial change in your life’s circumstances, whether that be marriage, divorce, the birth of a child, moving to another state or something else, it’s a good idea to sit down and review your estate plan with an attorney.

    In this blog post, we’re going to focus on marriage as it relates to estate planning and what the implications of saying, “I do,” might be down the line for you and your spouse.

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  • Who Will Take Care of Your Kids? A Guardianship Primer for Parents

    on February 5, 2018

    By Joe Busnengo, Attorney At Law


    Let’s face it. You were probably on your way to going somewhere with your spouse when a rather unpleasant thought popped into your mind:

    What if something happens to both of us unexpectedly during a trip or morning commute and we pass away? Who’s going to look after the kids? We talked about it but…what if? Shouldn’t we put something down on paper already?”

    The answer is: Well, yes. Absolutely. You should put that down on paper – but not without some careful thought.

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  • Understanding The “Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance” (KCRO)

    on January 24, 2018

    by Adam Gurney, Managing Partner


    When renters in the city of Chicago are living in properties lost to foreclosure, there are specific protections put in place for them under the "Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance ("KCRO")."

    What is KCRO and how might it apply to you if you’re a tenant or owner?

    Let’s take a closer look together so you fully understand the implications of this ordinance, no matter which side of the owner-tenant relationship you’re on.

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  • 6 Big Factors You Need To Know About The New Tax Law Right Now

    on January 24, 2018


    Guest Post from Tom Pierce, 
    Audit and Tax Accountant

    Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd.


    We’re entering a “busy season” for all CPAs, but this year is already bringing about a different kind of busy beyond tax return preparation. Thanks to the new tax bill that’s been passed in Washington, our firm is spending a lot of time answering questions from both homeowners and business owners – the most common is,“What does this tax reform really mean for me?”

    That’s why I’d like to take some time to highlight the most important changes that may potentially impact you going forward.

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