36 Month Rule – Transfer of Medicare Providers

In the wake of rampant transfers of Home Health Care providers, Medicare passed the “36 month rule” that now restricts the ability of an owner of a home health care company from transferring their ownership, within certain time frames. In this podcast, attorney Ted McGinn will discuss the 36 month rule and it's impact on Home Health Care.

  • provider number
  • 36 month rule
  • chow
  • change of information
  • cost report

Do Custodial Parents Ever Have to Pay Child Support?

Most people are familiar with the concept of child support – that a parent without residential custody has to pay a parent with residential custody money to support his or her child. But a recent Illinois court ruling now provides that parents who have residential custody may have not pay child support to parents without residential custody, in some cases. This podcast with attorney Kristina Regal explores when this new case law applies to divorce cases, and when it doesn’t.

  • child support
  • child custody
  • joint custody
  • sole custody
  • residential custody
  • visitation

IRS Audit Defense

One of the IRS’s strongest methods of enforcement and collection is auditing tax returns. In this podcast, attorney Josh Nesser discusses why audits occur, what occurs in an audit, and what options taxpayers have when they disagree with audit results.

Why do I Need an Employee Handbook?

In addition to making clear a company’s policies and procedures, employee handbooks can help an employer when employees make claims against the employer. Listen to attorney Lance Ziebell to find out how and why.

  • employee
  • employer
  • handbook
  • procedures
  • policies

All About the New Maintenance Law for 2015

This podcast with attorney Amil Alkass discusses the changes to the Illinois law effective January 1, 2015 regarding maintenance (formerly known as alimony) for Illinois divorce and legal separation cases.

  • Illinois divorce
  • Maintenance
  • new maintenance law
  • Alimony

How to Fix Driver’s License Suspensions

This podcast with attorney James Doerr will cover the beginning steps of reinstating one’s privilege to drive.

  • Driver’s license
  • license suspension
  • clearing license
  • court purpose abstract
  • Secretary of State
  • revocation.

Guardianship: Court Procedures Required to Become a Guardian

In order to be appointed as a guardian for a person or an estate, there are various court procedures that must be followed. In this podcast, attorney Jennifer Burt explains how to file a Petition for Adjudication of disability and for the appointment of a guardian of the estate or person.

  • guardianship; petition for adjudication of disability; appointment of guardian; estate; doctor certification

Negotiating with Giants – Indemnification Language

Indemnification can present a major risk with large numbers especially when contracting with large companies. Understand your risks and ability to push back when needed.

  • negotiation
  • contracts
  • insurance
  • indemnification

Food Trucks – Chicago’s Tough Restrictions

Food trucks have hit it big in the last few years. Before that, food trucks were generally just thought to serve coffee or basic sandwiches to construction workers. Now, people are excited about food trucks like they are going to the opening of a new restaurant. They serve gourmet food, everything from tacos to specialty cupcakes. Chicago is a city chock full of foodies and great restaurants. But rather than be on the forefront of the food truck boom, Chicago’s food truck laws are extremely prohibitive – restricting what they can serve and where they can go.

  • food trucks; mobile food; City of Chicago; 200-foot rule
  • GPS tracking

The Pitfalls of Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning

Have you ever considered writing your own will? You may think, "I know what I want – how hard can it be?" Unfortunately, with DIY estate planning, you really do "get what you pay for." In this podcast, attorney Heather Walser addresses the topic of estate planning and why using an estate planning attorney could save you time and treasure in the end.

  • wills
  • estate planning
  • intestacy
  • do-it-yourself estate plan
  • will software