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Do you need a Power of Attorney for your child going to college?

Do you need a Power of Attorney for your child going to college?

It is getting to be that time when parents are making trips to the local bed and bath store to find sheets, comforters and towels for their child heading off to college. They have mixed emotions – happy for them to soon be on their new journey; sad that their son or...

Why do we celebrate Independence Day on July 4th?

Why do we celebrate Independence Day on July 4th?

We look to July 4th the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. There are many dates that could be used; why do we use July 4th? Here are other dates that could have been used to celebrate the birth of the United States: April 1775: The start...

5 things you should know about the Illinois divorce law in 2019

5 things you should know about the Illinois divorce law in 2019

Divorces can be hard on everyone. A couple should thoroughly consider the ramifications, emotionally and financially, before proceeding. As they try to determine their ‘new normal’ with respect to their family and possessions through divorce agreements, there are...

Could Bankruptcy be the Right Option for You?

Could Bankruptcy be the Right Option for You?

The holiday season is a time to reflect and reset our goals for the upcoming year. For many people, those goals involve getting finances straight in the new year. Making ends meet can be difficult enough, but that can be compounded for those who struggle under an...

Thanking First Responders of the 9/11 Attacks

Thanking First Responders of the 9/11 Attacks

On Monday it will be 16 years since the 9/11 attacks that changed our nation forever. As our parents or grandparents remember the bombing of Pearl Harbor, we remember where we were when we heard the news of planes crashing into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon,...

What is a Family Business Plan?

What is a Family Business Plan?

Most people have heard of Pre-nuptial Agreements (before getting married) and Post-Nuptial Agreements (after getting divorced), but very few people are familiar with the concept of a Nuptial Agreements (during the marriage). The pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements...

What does the New Child Support Law Mean for You?

What does the New Child Support Law Mean for You?

Beginning July 1, 2017, a new child support law went into effect in Illinois. Now all divorcing parents of minor children will be held accountable for child-rearing costs, not just the parent earning the greater income or the parent with whom the child or children do...

5 Reasons Why You Should Have an Estate Plan

5 Reasons Why You Should Have an Estate Plan

The unthinkable happens: A serious car accident involving fatalities. One of them is you. Your family is grieving, but they are alive and need to survive as best they are able.  When your spouse, parents, or siblings later begin reviewing your paperwork, they look for...

Should You Have an Attorney Write Your Will?

Should You Have an Attorney Write Your Will?

These days, there is an app for everything. People feel that they should be able to do everything from their smartphone. Want to track what you eat? There’s an app for that. Map your run? There’s an app. Find a restaurant. There’s an app. Write your will? Yes, there’s...

3 Common Bankruptcy Questions and Answers

3 Common Bankruptcy Questions and Answers

Filing for bankruptcy is not something a person wants to do and it can be a hard decision to make. It generally comes down to needing to do it for one reason or another. At The Greenberg Law Firm, we have helped many people through this process so they can move on...

What Happens to Your Business if Something Happens to You?

What Happens to Your Business if Something Happens to You?

The Business Succession Planning process is designed to answer this important question.  Whether you have a family business or a professional practice you need to plan for your succession.  This process is designed to prepare your business to be sold or transferred to...

What Type of Corporation Will Fit Your Business Needs?

What Type of Corporation Will Fit Your Business Needs?

In our last blog, we discussed sole proprietorships, partnerships (general and limited) and C corporations, which are generally speaking the most common types of business entities. But there are a few more types of corporations that might fit your business needs....

How do you know which business entity is right for you?

How do you know which business entity is right for you?

With so many types of business entities, how do you know which one is right for you? Over the next couple weeks we will look at some of the most common types of businesses and an example of why you might use that type of business. Sole Proprietorship: This is the...

3 Most Common Types of Property Ownership

3 Most Common Types of Property Ownership

Do you own a property with a spouse, sibling or friend? What type of ownership do you have associated with that property? Do you know? There are several different types of property ownership and they each serve a very different purpose. Here are the 3 most common...

Is there a difference between a beneficiary, heir and descendant?

Is there a difference between a beneficiary, heir and descendant?

Yes, there is! Although beneficiary, heir and descendant may seem the same from the outside, legally each term has a very different meaning. Below are the differences between each term and an example: A beneficiary is a person who benefits from the transfer of...

Why do I need an Attorney review my Lease?

Why do I need an Attorney review my Lease?

Most tenants, and many attorneys, incorrectly believe that ‘reviewing a Lease’ simply means reading the offered Lease and proposing desired changes to the language.  As with any Contract you are asked to sign, a comprehensive Commercial Lease review process is the...

Child Custody will Change in Illinois in 2016

Child Custody will Change in Illinois in 2016

Beginning January 1, 2016, a new law (Senate Bill 57) will significantly change family law in Illinois, with the biggest change occurring with child custody matters. Currently, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) allows for custody to be...

When It’s Time To Talk With A Naperville Lawyer

When It’s Time To Talk With A Naperville Lawyer

Sometimes it can be difficult to know when to call a lawyer. But if you have concerns about a business relationship or transaction, it’s time. If you've been pulled over for a traffic violation and you think your license may be in jeopardy or are worried that your...

3 Things To Look For In Naperville Law Firms

3 Things To Look For In Naperville Law Firms

If you ever find yourself in a situation in which you need legal assistance, choosing the right law firm is of utmost importance. In order to help you choose the best law firm to represent you, we will discuss three things to look for in Naperville law firms. #1 -...

Consult A Naperville Personal Injury Lawyer In Slip And Fall Cases

Consult A Naperville Personal Injury Lawyer In Slip And Fall Cases

With the onset of winter, icy sidewalks and steps can result in an increase in slip and fall cases. When serious injury occurs, many people in the greater Chicago area seek out a Naperville personal injury lawyer at the Greenberg Law Firm to recover damages. Hard...

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