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June 2017 Archives

Important steps to take in the aftermath of a car accident

Illinois drivers who are involved in a car accident should check to see if others have been injured if they have not themselves. While injured people should only be moved if necessary, vehicles should be moved out of the way to prevent another accident. A driver who is not at fault in the accident should get insurance and contact information from the driver at fault even though it is that driver's responsibility to report the accident to the insurance company. Taking witness statements and photos and even calling the police may help protect a motorist who is not at fault.

Ways to provide for special needs children

Illinois parents of special needs children face challenges that others are not required to deal with. Among the biggest issues tied to raising a special needs child is finance. Parents are put in a position where they must not only provide for specialized treatment and care during their lives, but they must also plan to provide for their child after they're gone.

Estate planning considerations for same-sex couples

Same-sex couples or people who have been in same-sex marriages in Illinois may have certain concerns in estate planning. While same-sex marriage has been legal nationwide since 2015, the variations in state law prior to that point created some uncertainties. People who married in a state in which gay marriage was legal prior to 2015 and moved to a state where it was not may not have bothered with a divorce and may not realize they are married. Furthermore, some states converted domestic partnerships to marriages.

New study looks at link between employment status and divorce

When an Illinois couple sees their marriage come to an end, many factors can contribute to the decision to split. A study that appeared in the American Sociological Review shared insights gained after a Harvard sociology professor analyzed data about approximately 6,300 couples collected over 46 years. When looking at the employment status of married partners, a different picture emerged for men and women.

The importance of succession planning for farmers

Illinois residents may be interested to know that 97 percent of all farms are family owned, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. However, there are many challenges that may result when family members choose to pursue other fields, such as volatile commodity prices, tougher lending standards and increased regulation.

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