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3 Tips for Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

Date: 04/11/22 Author: Attorney Nicole O’Connor 3 Tips for Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer To begin, personal injury can be defined as another’s negligence leading to the injury of a person. To clarify, negligence refers the failure to properly do something. For example, let’s say you slip and fall at a store where a wet spot is not marked. The

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Employers Beware: Recent Changes Create Major Roadblocks to Non-compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements in Illinois​

Date: 04/07/22 Author: Jake A. Leahy  Published By: Prime Law Group, LLC Employers Beware: Recent Changes Create Major Roadblocks to Non-compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements in Illinois In recent years, non-compete agreements have become increasingly prominent as state legislators continue to make an effort to restrict their application to low-wage workers. Consistent with that trend, at the start of this year, new

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When Should I Start Estate Planning?

Date: 04/06/22 Author: Attorney Andrew J. Mertzenich McHenry County Estate Planning Lawyers Winnebago County Estate Planning Lawyers When Should I Start Estate Planning? Often, when people turn 18, they’re considered “legal adults” and will be responsible for their financials going forward. Depending on your situation, you may want to begin estate planning sooner than others. On the other hand, many may

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Explaining Collaborative Divorce

Date: 04/04/22 Author: Attorney Jean Butler Explaining Collaborative Divorce Divorce can be a grueling situation which is both emotionally and financially taxing for those involved. Most often, the topic of divorce is met with negative connotations. Likewise, no person willingly or happily goes through the divorce process. Above all, divorce is something most want to avoid due to the hardships involved

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Dealing with IDOT – 7 Tips that May Help​

Date: 03/31/22 Author: Prime Law Group Dealing with IDOT – 7 Tips that May Help Feel Like your Going Round and Round with IDOT? Below are 7 tips when dealing with IDOT in eminent domain issues. Eminent domain can be defined as the right of the government to take private land for public use. However, there are certain requirements IDOT (Illinois

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When is the Probate Process Needed?

Date: 03/25/22 Author: Attorney Andrew Mertzenich When is the Probate Process Needed? What is Probate? The probate process in Illinois is a court-supervised legal procedure that occurs after someone passes away. Furthermore, the main purpose of the probate process is to assure that a deceased individuals wished are upheld. The individual in charge of a deceased person’s probate case (known as

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Types of Workers’ Compensation Claims in Illinois

Types of Workers’ Compensation Claims in Illinois Date: 03/24/22 Author: Attorney Nicole O’Connor Workers’ Compensation To begin, workers’ compensation falls under personal injury and relates to an individual becoming injured at work. To clarify, workers’ compensation is a set of benefits allotted to workers which are injured at their place of employment. Illinois requires employers to have workers’ compensation insurance. However,

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How Old do Children Need to be to Stay Home Alone?

Date: 03/17/22 Author: Attorney Jean Butler How Old do Children Need to be to Stay Home Alone? Unlike many states, Illinois has a law in place which states a child must be at least 14 years of age to stay home alone. However, Illinois state Rep. Sue Scherer has introduced an amendment to the law that if passed, would eliminate the

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What is a 1031 Exchange?

Date: 03/16/22 Author: Attorney Andrew J. Mertzenich McHenry County Real Estate Lawyers Winnebago County Real Estate Lawyers What is a 1031 Exchange? How to Avoid Capital Gains Taxes: First, a 1031 exchange is the nickname given to discuss section 1031 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Services Tax Code. In short, a 1031 exchange states, if a person exchanges one investment

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Popular Mortgage Loan Types in Illinois

Date: 03/08/22 Author: Attorney Andrew J. Mertzenich McHenry County Real Estate Lawyers Winnebago County Real Estate Lawyers Popular Mortgage Loan Types in Illinois First and foremost, there are numerous types of mortgages to select from when buying a home. However, the many different mortgage types, possess their own specifications. Therefore, taking the time to understand mortgage types and the rates

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