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June, 2014 Archives

How to protect your business with written agreements

Many Illinois business owners may rely on oral or implied arrangements when making deals with others. These business owners may think written business contracts are unnecessary or show a lack of trust. However, these contracts play an essential role in protecting the interests of a business. Written contracts clarify any confusion between both parties. They also act as binding proof of the agreement in the event that one party violates it. Business owners should always draw up written … [Read more...]

Regardless of your age, you should have an estate plan

Most people, if not all, can benefit from having rules and parameters in place for others to follow at the time of their death. These rules are called estate plans. While creating such a plan may be an uncomfortable thing for many to attempt and deal with, it is a vital part of maintaining one’s assets and preparing for the future. Regardless of a person’s age or wealth, these plans can make a big difference in how their loved ones fare when they pass away. … [Read more...]

The advantages of setting up a trust

Many people in Chicago, Illinois, may think creating a will is enough to set their affairs in order. Although a will represents an essential starting point, people with significant assets or complicated circumstances should also consider setting up a trust. A trust is an arrangement that allows one party to hold assets on behalf of beneficiaries. A person who places his or her assets in a trust can protect the value of those assets and control precisely how they are distributed. … [Read more...]

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