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Tom Christensen recently won a successful jury verdict in a commercial litigation case

Tom Christensen recently won a successful jury verdict in a commercial litigation case.  After efforts to resolve the case before trial were unsuccessful, Tom tried the case to a jury in the Circuit Court of Cook County.  The jury rejected defenses raised by the defendant and returned verdicts in favor of Tom's client on both of [...]

By |2018-07-16T15:37:45+00:00June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Estate Planning & Elder Law Special Situations: Case Studies of Autism and Dementia

At the January 24, 2015 DuPage County Bar Association Mega Meeting, Huck Bouma attorney, Katie May, (together with attorneys Carol Nolan and Cynthia Hutchins), will be presenting the program entitled, Estate Planning & Elder Law Special Situations: Case Studies of Autism and Dementia.  This program will be held at the Sheraton™ Lisle Hotel.

By |2018-07-16T15:40:41+00:00June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Remodeling a Client Trust Can Retain Assets Under Management while Saving Clients Money

How Remodeling a Client Trust Can Retain Assets Under Management while Saving Clients Money Posted by:  The Life and Legacy Planning Group It’s a common misconception that clients can take a set-it-and-leave-it approach to trusts.  Much as houses or office buildings, even those that were originally well-built, must be remodeled or updated from time to [...]

By |2018-07-17T14:11:05+00:00May 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tax Reform: Solutions for Your Clients and Their Estate Planning

In December 2017, Congress passed, and President Trump signed a sweeping tax reform bill commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This new Act contains several significant changes that will impact your clients and their estate planning. Estate Tax Changes Starting January 1, 2018, the estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemptions [...]

By |2018-07-18T17:58:16+00:00February 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Avoiding Disastrous Will or Trust Lawsuits

How to Keep Family Squabbles from Undermining Estate Plans Family discord that results in a will or trust contest can be costly, time-consuming, and emotionally painful for your client’s family. For you, the advisor, this disharmony usually leads to severely damaged relationships and a loss of assets under management. It’s important to keep a close [...]

By |2018-07-18T18:00:21+00:00February 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is There a Link Between Sleep and Alzheimer’s?

One in three Americans do not get enough sleep, and 45% of the remaining world’s population doesn't either. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls that a "public health problem," because disrupted sleep is associated with a higher risk of physical and mental conditions including diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease. There is evidence [...]

By |2018-06-15T17:20:45+00:00September 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Technical Non-Compliance Voids Mechanic’s Lien

Posted by:  Tom Christensen The Illinois Appellate Court recently held a mechanics lien invalid based upon non-compliance with the Illinois Mechanics Lien Act, despite the fact that the non-compliance was strictly technical and caused no prejudice to the property owner. In Cityline Construction v. Roberts, the plaintiff was a builder who sought to foreclose a [...]

By |2018-07-16T14:27:17+00:00December 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Study Finds Shortcomings of Medicare Advantage Plans

Posted by:  Cindy Tolan A growing number of Medicare beneficiaries receive their care through HMOs and PPOs, known as Medicare Advantage plans. Yet little is known about the size and scope of the provider networks available to them, and participants can face significant expense if treated by an out-of-network provider. A new study from the [...]

By |2018-06-28T03:01:42+00:00October 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments