What You Should Know About Offshore Trusts

August 23, 2019

As you make plans for your estate, you may be considering an offshore trust for your family and loved ones. An offshore trust operates just as an onshore trust where the ownership of an asset is passed from one person to another. Though they have the same basic foundation, offshore trusts differ in a number… Read more »

When to Begin an Estate Plan for You and Your Spouse

August 16, 2019

An estate plan can help protect your assets and maximize the value of your estate. You and your spouse should begin an estate plan as soon as possible to ensure your goals are achieved and concerns addressed. Chicago estate planning lawyers from Anthony J. Madonia & Associates can help you understand why an estate plan… Read more »

Should a Lawyer Look Over My Employee Contract Before I Sign?

August 09, 2019

Are you ready to start your new job? Perhaps the only thing that stands between you and your new place of employment is the signing of an employee contract. You may have already received this contract from your prospective employer. If so, you may have some doubts about a few of the clauses that it… Read more »

Equity Issues: Why You Need an Attorney

August 02, 2019

The value of a property is critical to many types of transactions. It is an important piece of information to know when buying and selling property, sharing ownership, or adding a property to a will. Equity is the term used to describe how much a piece of property is worth. In all cases, each party… Read more »

Corporate Counsel: What It Is and How an Attorney Can Help

July 12, 2019

Whether a company is big or small, having reliable legal representation can be critical to solving problems before they evolve into something far more complicated. As a result, many companies retain corporate counsel in an effort to have legal advice at their disposal. If your company is considering retaining corporate counsel but need to know… Read more »

Tips for Reorganizing Your Assets

July 03, 2019

When you are in the process of estate planning, one of the most important aspects involves reorganizing your assets. Whether you have a large estate or a simple one, it is important you make sure your assets are organized in a manner that best expresses your wishes. If you need additional tips on how to… Read more »

Can an Estate Plan Include the Gifting of Assets to Grandchildren?

June 19, 2019

Often, people planning their estates assume that they are more limited regarding who can be a beneficiary than they actually are. However, an estate plan can in fact include the gifting of assets to grandchildren. While the addition of grandchildren to an estate plan does complicate matters, with the help of an estate planning attorney,… Read more »

How Can an Attorney Help My Business Litigation Case?

June 05, 2019

Are you currently locked in a dispute that concerns your business? The issue may be with your current or ex-partners or with clients or even the public. Regardless of who you’re in conflict with, one thing is clear. This is the kind of case that can benefit from expert legal arbitration from a firm of… Read more »

Why Your Will Should Include Your Business Succession Plan

May 25, 2019

When you are a business owner, it is important that you take steps to ensure that the business is handled according to your wishes after your death. A business succession plan can be established in your last will and testament, to dictate how the business is to continue or be managed when you pass away…. Read more »

Ensuring a Plan Will Accomplish What It’s Meant to

May 23, 2019

There are several ways to ensure that a plan will accomplish what it’s meant to. Work with a counseling-oriented attorney as opposed to a word-processing attorney. Unfortunately, most estate planning is little more than word-processing. You don’t need a professional advisor for that. The professional’s value comes from counsel and advice based on knowledge, wisdom,… Read more »

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