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New Law Makes Small Estate Administration In Illinois Easier

The handling of small estates has always been problematic. The probate process is not quick, or easy or cheap. The probate process can particularly be a burden on small estates. For years, the State of Illinois has provided an alternative mechanism for handing small estates, but the limitations excluded many estates that might otherwise qualify, making it […]

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When Eavesdropping is not Eavesdropping

Illinois has long had one of the toughest eavesdropping laws in the union.  With the proliferation of devices (like the ubiquitous cell phone) that are able to record conversations easily, the Illinois eavesdropping law is triggered far more often than most people ever realize.  A recent Illinois Supreme Court decision, decided March 20, 2014, changes […]

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New UCC Forms Notice from the Illinois Secretary of State

The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) forms have changed for perfecting UCC liens. If you make UCC filings in Illinois, be sure you are using the new forms required as of July 1, 2013.  The following notice is posted on the Secretary of State’s Business Services website: Effective July 1, 2013, Public Act 97-1034 amends the […]

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