Recent Posts in General Practice Category

  • For Clients, Advisors, Community: Do you know for sure that there will be no title problems when you go to sell your home? Are you sure everything is in order? As part of our regular process, we want to be certain our clients’ real estate is titled consistently with their estate plan. It is occasionally necessary to look at the county records or if we find something suspicious, obtain more ...
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  • An Envelope with a Surprise in It

    || 18-Jun-2013

    For Clients, Professional Advisors and Community: Very recently, I came home to a strange brown envelope from Lutheran General Hospital. It wasn’t a bill or a lab report. It was from “Medical Records” and was hand addressed. I couldn’t figure out what it might be. My only encounter with Lutheran General this year was when I had revision surgery on my left foot. I opened it ...
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  • The Worst Bank in America

    || 15-May-2012

    For Clients, Community and Advisors. Every day, we assist our clients in transferring assets to their trusts to ensure that the goals and objectives of their estate plans are accomplished. Once the assets are transferred, we endeavor to verify that the assets are correctly titled. I would venture to say that every year, we deal with hundreds of financial institutions. Some are easier to work with ...
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  • Organ Donation via Facebook. Is It Binding?

    || 9-May-2012

    For Clients, Advisors and Community. There was recent news that Facebook users could register as organ donors. This development gave great publicity to the fact that 70% of individuals would accept a donated organ if needed but only 30% are registered to be organ donors. The result has been a well publicized shortage of needed organs for transplantation. Please note that looking for an organ donor ...
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  • What Is a DNR Order? How Does It Work?

    || 1-May-2012

    For Clients, Community and Advisers. I am often asked about the mechanics of implementing a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) Order. Many elder or infirm clients do not want to spend their last months dragged through extraordinary medical procedures. Rather, they choose to have a natural death without having the medical establishment bring out the paddles every time they arrest or have breathing trouble. ...
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  • The Success of Minority Owned Businesses

    || 10-Apr-2012

    For Clients, Advisors and Community A recent Wall Street Journal article states that women owned businesses struggle when revenues get to the level of $250,000-$499,999. It also cites a 2011 study conclusing that the proportion of woman owned businesses with revenues of $1 million and more is about the same as it was in 1998. I wonder why this is the case. If you would like to see the article, ...
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  • For Clients, Advisors and Community. Do you have a vacation home? Perhaps you celebrate every Christmas at a mountain lodge built by Grandpa, take the kids on a spring break to a beachside condo, or spend summer weekends at the old farmhouse so the little ones can catch fireflies. How do you pass on your vacation home to the next generation so that everyone still enjoys spending time together ...
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  • On first glance, it looks like the recently signed “Illinois Residential Real Property Transfer on Death Instrument Act” would only interest lawyers, title companies, and the government. In fact, this new law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2012, will allow a majority of our clients to “have their cake and eat it, too”, just by addressing how their residence title is ...
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  • Will the Illinois Civil Union Law Affect Your Family? I

    || 20-Jun-2011

    For Clients, Advisors & Community On June 1, 2011, legislation establishing civil unions went into effect in Illinois. This is a major step in marital rights for gay and lesbian couples. What’s interesting, however, is that the law potentially impacts, perhaps in a major way, heterosexual couples as well. This article will outline the features of the new law as well as its impact on some ...
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  • For Clients, Community, Business Owners and Professional Advisors I had the opportunity to appear in traffic court in Rolling Meadows a couple of weeks ago. It’s something I don’t normally do. Yes, I’ll confess to you: I had a traffic ticket and had to appear myself. (While our firm does not normally do traffic and criminal work, we have a great professional relationship with a ...
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