Estate Planning

10 Reasons to make a Will

by EdwardHandsandLewis May 7, 2013 Estate Planning

  We know that many people put off making Will as it feels morbid to them, but making a Will is not about planning for death.  It is about securing peace of mind for many years to come knowing that your affairs are in order.  Some clients renew their Wills annually to ensure that they […]

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Choosing Your Chicago Estate Planning Lawyer

by Marc Bluementhal May 4, 2013 Business

Planning your estate may not be the most favorite thing on your “to-do” list, but if you have not yet met with a Chicago estate planning lawyer, it is probably time to make plans to get that one thing off the list. Obviously, the first step is choosing an Estate Planning Attorney Chicago who has […]

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Video Wills

by tyemason April 10, 2013 Estate Planning

The Wills Act 1837, which has equivalents in many Commonwealth countries, states that in order to be valid, a will must be correctly executed: it must be signed, dated and witnessed by two independent witnesses. The Act does not state, however, that a will must be written on paper, in a specific format or using […]

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How to navigate real estate ownership research

by Lilly December 15, 2012 Estate Agency

When people are looking into residential home ownership, there are many things to be excited about such as decorating the house and moving in.  Commercial real estate investors have this feeling when preparing for new tenants. However, if you are part of either group, you should consider doing research into who owned the home before. […]

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It Might Never Happen… But Just in Case

by HighStreetLawyer February 3, 2012 Estate Planning

“And so it stays just on the edge of vision, A small, unfocused blur, a standing chill That slows each impulse down to indecision. Most things may never happen: this one will.”   Says Philip Larkin in his poem ‘Aubade’. He is referring to death but he could just as readily have been referring to […]

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5 Reasons to Guest Blawg

by Legal Author September 13, 2011 Accident Claims

A key component of blogging, guest blogging is, as the term suggests, where a blogger writes as a guest on another blogger’s blog. While this may be obvious, it may not be apparent to some why guest blogging can be useful. Here are 5 reasons why you may wish to increase your own or your […]

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