Caring for a Person with a Disability in Illinois

  The issue of adult guardianship turns on whether a person with a disability (“PWD”) is able to make and communicate responsible decisions about aspects of everyday life. The Illinois Probate Code defines “persons with a disability” as an individual 18 years or older who is not able to fully manage their person or estate... Read more »

Common Foreclosure Scams and Ways to Protect Yourself and Your Property

When a homeowner defaults on their mortgage, meaning they fail to make their mortgage payments, the lender may initiate a foreclosure action against the homeowner. Many times, a homeowner misses mortgage payments due to unexpected financial struggles, such as a loss of job, divorce, unexpected medical expenses, or a death in the family. Foreclosure can... Read more »

Forming Your Business: Where To Begin?

  Starting your own business can be a rewarding, yet daunting, task. It will take passion and perseverance in order to ensure your business will thrive. Before a business is permitted to operate, it must be recognized under the law which occurs only after proper formation. Steps to form a business vary depending on the... Read more »

Understanding the Illinois Safe-T Act and Elimination of Cash Bond

  The Illinois Safe-T Act (Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today Act), also known as the Pretrial Fairness Act, is a statute that introduces significant reforms to various areas of the criminal justice system. One of the most significant changes made by the Safe-T Act include the elimination of cash bail in Illinois, the first state... Read more »

Powers of Attorney for 18 Year Olds

If you have a child turning 18, it is important for that child to create some basic estate planning documents. Many parents do not realize that once their children turn 18, the parents can no longer access protected health information or make decisions for their child. Parents usually discover this when their child’s doctor’s office... Read more »

What is the Role of a Guardian Ad Litem in a Divorce?

  Going through a divorce can be a difficult and emotional process for everyone involved, especially for children. A Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) is a person appointed by the court to represent the best interests of the child in a divorce case. In this article, we will discuss the role of a GAL in a... Read more »

How Does One Fund a Living Trust?

  A Living Trust is a legal document that is created during a person’s lifetime and is used to manage their assets and property after they pass away. One of the main benefits of a Living Trust is that it allows for the distribution of assets to beneficiaries without the need for probate court. However,... Read more »

How is Inheritance Treated in a Divorce?

  When a person inherits a significant amount of money or property, they may be concerned about how those assets will be treated in the event of a divorce. Many people wonder if inherited assets must be split between the parties, and if there are ways to protect those assets so that they are not... Read more »

How Does a Traffic Ticket Impact a CDL License?

  A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is required to operate certain vehicles, such as buses and tractor-trailers. This type of license is subject to stricter laws and regulations than a regular driver’s license. One such area of stricter laws is in the handling of traffic tickets. A traffic ticket can have a significant impact on... Read more »

Is Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning Really Worth the Risk?

  When it comes to estate planning, many people are tempted to take the do-it-yourself route. While it may seem like a cost-effective solution, there are some risks that you should be aware of before deciding to go this route. In this blog post, Johnston Tomei Lenczycki & Goldberg, LLC will explore the potential risks... Read more »



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