What Are Some Common Forms of Joint Property Ownership In Illinois?

Picture this… It’s a birthday party, and there’s one slice of cake left. The birthday girl has already said she’s full, so now it’s down to you and two other people who are eyeing that final sweet, tasty bite. What do you do? Do you swoop in and try to grab the cake before the others have a chance to claim dibs? Do you negotiate, and try to get your fellow partygoers to back off of //READ MORE

2019-08-16T15:31:47-05:00 August 22nd, 2019|Community|

Watching Out for Debt Collection Scams

Getting a call out of the blue with an intimidating voice on the other end demanding payment for a debt can be frustrating and frightening. But how can you be sure if the call is a legitimate debt collector, and not a scammer simply trying to scare you into making a payment or giving up your sensitive personal information?  According to data from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), there were more than 1.4 million fraud reports //READ MORE

2019-08-16T15:45:56-05:00 August 20th, 2019|Community|

10 Stunning Stats About Student Loan Debt

Student loan debt is one of the most talked-about issues of our time – and for good reason.  As total consumer debt continues to rise in the U.S., student loans ring in as one of the biggest sources of debt for households, alongside credit card debt, mortgages, and auto loans. In recent years, millions of Americans have cited student loan payments as one of the biggest factors holding them back from starting a family, buying a //READ MORE

2019-08-02T12:14:03-05:00 August 13th, 2019|Community|

In the News: Court Says City Can’t Hold Impounded Vehicles After Drivers File for Chapter 13

Here in Chicago, many people rely on their vehicles to get to work, pick up their kids from school, attend critical appointments, and so much more. Particularly for individuals who are in debt, having reliable access to transportation can often mean the difference between keeping a job, making payments to creditors, and getting the help they need – or having to face all the pressure of mounting debt without any sort of reliable safety net. In //READ MORE

2019-07-29T16:17:30-05:00 August 6th, 2019|Community|

What Is Asset Protection Planning?

When you’ve worked your entire life to build your wealth and create financial opportunities, it’s only natural to want to protect what’s yours. That’s where asset protection planning comes into play.  From a practical standpoint, what is asset protection, and who should be prepared for it? What steps or tools may go into creating an asset protection plan, and who can you turn to for further assistance? Let’s explore this important concept in a bit more //READ MORE

2019-07-19T15:29:17-05:00 July 30th, 2019|Community|