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  • A guide to the probate process in Illinois

    The probate process in Illinois is an unknown and confusing process to most individuals having to navigate it.  Whether the deceased has a will or trust and the assets in the estate will determine the path we take on how to handle their probate case.   If, after our initial meeting, we determine the probate process is necessary to distribute the deceased’s assets, the first step is for our office to file a petition with the probate court.  The purpose of the petition is to re...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 05/02/2022
  • More than 147,000 Exactech Knee and Ankle Implants Recalled

    In February 2022, Exactech announced the recall of its knee and ankle replacement components. More than 147,000 units implanted in the U.S. since 2004 have been recalled due to a defect that can cause injury to patients. If you received an Exactech device containing Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) you may be at risk of injury from your device. Anapol Weiss is representing clients who may need revision surgery due to a failure from their Exactech knee or ankle implant. The re...

     

    Posted by Thomas Anapol 04/24/2022
  • Do I Need A Florida Car Accident Lawyer?

    Over 200K car accidents are reported in The Sunshine State each year. That comes out to around 650 per day. Unfortunately, Florida residents and visitors aren't immune to the huge impact that car accidents have on the state.   If you are involved in an accident caused by someone else, even one that may seem minor, having a car accident lawyer review your case and help you file a lawsuit is highly recommended.   The legal system in the state can be complex, and if you a...

     

    Posted by David Shiner 04/06/2022
  • How to fund your revocable trust?

    If you have had your estate plan drafted recently and that plan included a revocable trust, your job is not quite over yet.  One of the most important things must then do is fund your trust.   If you do not fund your trust, the trust document and all your estate planning could be useless.  Read more at:  https://laurenjacksonlaw.com/how-to-fund-your-revocable-trust/ ...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 01/23/2022
  • NORA JONES SELECTED AS JUDGE PRO TEMPORE FOR PROBATE ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM

    Nora Jones has been selected as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Probate Settlement Conference Program’s 2021 Fiscal Year. Nora has served as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Maricopa County Superior Court Probate Division since 2019. Alternative dispute resolution, which includes mediation, settlement conference, arbitration, and other unique ways of resolving disputes short of trial, is integral to Nora’s practice. Nora and her team regularly participate in alternati...

     

    Posted by Nora Jones 11/23/2021
  • Why Does it Take so Long to Settle Construction Accident Cases?

    The popular belief is that construction-related lawsuits are widespread in the United States. There’s the running joke of an American’s favorite attire being a “lawsuit”, referring to the large number of cases filed each year in the country, many of them far over-reaching.  In reality, too many people still hesitate to make a claim for fear that their case will never be resolved. Or even worse, they worry that the other side will be bigger and stronger, eventually turning the ...

     

    Posted by Slawomir Platta 10/04/2021
  • What are Warning Signs of Discrimination at Work?

    Examples of discrimination at work may include some of the following examples. However, this is not an exhaustive list. Harassment can be a type of workplace discrimination. An example may be directing harmful jokes at a person for his or her sex, sexual orientation, race, national origin, religion, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status or age. Persistent bullying or physical harassment could be a sign of workplace discrimination. Disparate treatment can be a workplace d...

     

    Posted by Brian Kesluk 04/16/2021
  • What to Do If Your New Vehicle is Defective

    One of the leading reasons why customers chose to purchase a new vehicle instead of a used one is to avoid mechanical problems. However, defects can occur in both new and used cars. If your new vehicle presents mechanical issues within the first 36 months or before the odometer reaches the 36,000-mile marker (the terms of your warranty), you may have a lemon on your hands. Auto manufacturers are notorious for doing everything in their power to avoid buying back (refunding) or replacing lemo...

     

    Posted by Brian K. Cline 04/06/2021
  • Common Car Accident Injuries

    Car accident injuries vary depending on the circumstances. However, there are a few common injuries that could affect you: Whiplash. Whiplash is another term for a neck strain, or damage to the neck’s soft tissue. In a car accident, whiplash can occur when your head and neck jerk suddenly due to force from a collision. Whiplash can cause headaches, stiff neck and shoulder pain and nerve damage. In severe cases, whiplash can also affect vision, concentration, sleep and mental health. Concuss...

     

    Posted by Daniel D. Horowitz, III 03/25/2021
  • What is the best way to leave assets to minor children?

    Please read at my personal website: https://laurenjacksonlaw.com/what-is-the-best-way-to-leave-assets-to-minor-children/...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 02/03/2021
  • How to Own Your Real Estate

    Real estate encompasses not only one’s primary residence but also other real estate such as a vacation home or a rental property. The ideal form of ownership varies depending on the type of real estate you own. Below, we take a look at the different types of real estate and offer advice about the best form of ownership for each. Read more at:  https://laurenjacksonlaw.com/how-to-own-your-real-estate/ ...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 11/17/2020
  • Understanding the Details of Paragard IUD Lawsuits

    You may find Paragard IUD to be an empowering contraceptive. A medical provider inserts this tiny T-shaped device into your uterus, and the IUD offers you years upon years of effective birth control. Complaints by Users of the Paragard IUD The Paragard IUD is a non-hormonal, lasting birth control device. Paragard and other implants have now become the third most extensively used form of reversible contraceptive. However, females have testified serious complications both upon implantation as well...

     

    Posted by Admin 11/12/2020
  • Thirteen Estate Planning Terms You Need to Know

    If you own something, you have an estate. As part of #estateplanning awareness week, we've made a list of the top terms that everyone should know and why they are so important! Take some time today to have a look—you'll be glad you did! https://laurenjacksonlaw.com/thirteen-estate-planning-terms-you-need-to-know/ ...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 10/07/2020
  • Professional Legal Advice in Dubai that Provides Peace of Mind

    Dubai continues to attract investors and businesses from around the world, thanks to its natural resources, beautiful location, and enterprise-friendly climate. With this ongoing inward interest comes a consequent rise in demand for legal services; a demand which has outstripped supply in recent years. For this reason, many potential new investors in the country have been put off by difficulties in finding suitable legal services, and lawyers have been starved of business. Sadly, this has seen w...

     

    Posted by Admin 10/06/2020
  • What is the Medicaid look-back period?

    A popular question that I answer a lot for my estate planning clients is what is the Medicaid look-back period for assets?  When clients realize they might be eligible for Medicaid, they start their estate planning with that in mind.  However, the timing of everything for Medicaid planning is of the utmost importance.  Most people do know of the two federal programs, Medicare and Medicaid.  A quick refresher: Medicare is a federal health insurance program for peop...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 09/09/2020
  • Drowsy driving is dangerous to all on the roads

    Most people know about the dangers of driving drunk, or of texting behind the wheel, but many are not aware just how dangerous it is to drive when you’re drowsy. If you don’t get at least five hours of sleep before driving, statistics show that you’ll drive about the same as someone who is alcohol impaired. Not only is that dangerous for you, it’s a hazard to other drivers on the road. Your risk of an accident goes up significantly when you’re drowsy, which is why it’s so...

     

    Posted by Brian Chacker 08/15/2020
  • Joslyn Law Firm - Columbus Sex Crime Lawyer: Sexual Imposition Ohio Definitions, Penalties, and Defenses

    Sexual Imposition Ohio Definitions, Penalties, and Defenses   The crime of sexual imposition is governed by ORC § 2907.06, which provides, in pertinent part: (A) No person shall have sexual contact with another, not the spouse of the offender; cause another, not the spouse of the offender, to have sexual contact with the offender; or cause two or more other persons to have sexual contact when any of the following applies: (1) The offender knows that the ...

     

    Posted by Brian Joslyn 07/23/2020
  • Joslyn Law Firm, Gun and Weapon Crime Attorney - Open Carry in a Car: Ohio Gun Laws

    Open Carry in a Car: Ohio Gun Laws In Ohio, it is illegal to knowingly carry a loaded firearm in a car that is accessible to the driver or any passenger. To comply with Ohio gun laws, a person must either have a Concealed Handgun License (CHL), carry the gun unloaded in a form permitted by Ohio law, or meet an exception to the general rule. Additionally, failing to tell a police officer you’re carrying a gun when stopped can result in criminal charges. Openly carrying a g...

     

    Posted by Brian Joslyn 07/23/2020
  • Joslyn Law Firm, Domestic Violence Attorney - First-Time Domestic Violence Charge in Ohio: What to Expect

    First-Time Domestic Violence Charge in Ohio: What to Expect Domestic violence occurs when a person causes or attempts to cause injury to a family or household member. In Ohio, a family or household member includes a spouse, former spouse, child, or another relative that lives with the alleged offender. First-time domestic violence charges are usually a misdemeanor but can be a felony in some circumstances. Domestic violence charges arise from many different situations,...

     

    Posted by Brian Joslyn 07/23/2020
  • Joslyn Law Firm: Columbus DUI / OVI Lawyer - Substantive Breakdown of ORC § 4511.194 (Having Physical Control of Vehicle While Under the Influence)

       Substantive Breakdown of ORC § 4511.194 (Having Physical Control of Vehicle While Under the Influence) 1.       Analysis of OVI/DUI Definition of “Physical Control” of a Vehicle Having “physical control” of a vehicle does not only connote driving. Within the meaning of ORC § 4511.194, physical control means having dominion and control over the vehicle by sitting in the driver’s seat, with the key in the ignition, and hav...

     

    Posted by Brian Joslyn 07/23/2020