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The Transfer on Death Instrument: A Great Option for Passing Real Estate to Your Beneficiaries

A new estate planning tool is available for Illinois* residents that can help avoid probate and speed up the administration of your estate when you pass away. It is called the "Transfer on Death Instrument," or "TODI" for short. A TODI is basically a delayed deed that takes effect upon the death of all of the current owners of a piece of real estate. A TODI can…

New Injured Worker Job Protections Effective August 10, 2016

The Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act has long protected injured workers from job loss retaliation when exercising rights under the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act.  The law firm of Katz Nowinski P.C. regularly represents employees who have been illegally fired as a result…

What You Need to Know When Taking FMLA Leave

The Family Medical Leave Act or FMLA is meant to provide certain protections to individuals requiring leave due to their own illness or to “care” for certain relatives. However, the FMLA does not apply to everyone and employees need to be careful when navigating what notice to provide their employer to take FMLA leave.

Buying a "HUD Home"

There are great deals to be had for investors and regular home-buyers alike, but the process of purchasing a HUD Home can be complicated and drawn out. Here are a few tips on making it to closing.

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