Podcasts

- Apr 3, 2014

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Probate may be necessary even if you a will, trust, or powers of attorney.  The titling of your assets, the types of estate planning documents you have executed, and whether you have a large number of known or unknown creditors are all factors in whether probate should be opened.  In some cases, probate courts may even be involved in medical and financial decisions made on your behalf while you are living.

  • Probate
  • Estate Administration
  • Will
  • trust
  • power of attorney
  • incapacity
  • guardianship

- Apr 3, 2014

3.5MB

Every year, the IRS releases its “dirty dozen” – a list of twelve tax scams that are currently most dangerous to taxpayer that taxpayers should be sure to avoid. In this podcast with Joshua Nesser, we will discuss the dirty dozen and red flags that taxpayers should be wary of. 

  • IRS
  • Dirty Dozen
  • Tax Scam
  • Identity Theft
  • tax fraud
  • False Tax Returns

- Mar 18, 2014

3.5MB

What can employers do to protect themselves from discrimination claims?  How should an employer respond to a charge of discrimination?  This Podcast with Lance C. Ziebell will investigate the employers perspective in an employment discrimination claim.

  • discrimination
  • eeoc
  • employer
  • Illinois Department of Human Rights

- Mar 11, 2014

3.5MB

Attorney Pequeno will look at how couples have turned around from finalizing their divorce decrees and what efforts of reconciliation entails and how the Court system is willing to accommodate people who are giving reconciliation a chance.  Not every divorce that is filed actually ends in divorce.

  • reconciliation
  • therapy
  • counseling

- Mar 4, 2014

Some businesses loan or lease goods or equipment to another individual or entity.  But, what happens when the person will not return your goods or make payments pursuant to the loan or lease?  There is a statutory remedy in Illinois called replevin which will aid you in seeking return of your goods.  This podcast  with Jennifer Burt will describe how you can you use the court system in order to have your goods or equipment returned to you. 

  • replevin
  • repossession
  • remedy
  • equipment
  • goods

- Feb 27, 2014

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When a couple divorces, there are many different accounts and assets that must be discussed.  This podcast with Partner Amil Alkass will address how marital retirement accounts (401(k), pensions, IRAs) are divided in a divorce proceeding.

  • retirement accounts
  • 401k
  • pensions
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Order
  • splitting assets in divorce

- Feb 18, 2014

This podcast with Jenet Pequeno will discuss what you need to know regarding common child support issues.  

- Feb 18, 2014

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You can achieve a number of estate planning and tax benefits by creating certain types of irrevocable trusts.  Listen to this podcast with Heather G. Walser of Lavelle Law, Ltd. to find out how these trusts differ from revocable (or "Living") trusts, and how you might be able to benefit from them.

- Feb 18, 2014

Reverse stock splits can be used to eliminate minority shareholders.  A reverse stock split is the opposite of the conventional stock split -- rather than the corporation’s charter being amended to authorize additional shares of stock, the charter is amended to substantially decrease the number of authorized and issued shares.  They permit direct and relatively inexpensive elimination of minority shareholders in public or closely-held corporations. Learn more about the elimination of minority shareholders in this Podcast with Steven Migala of Lavelle Law, Ltd. 

- Feb 18, 2014

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Some taxes are dischargeable in bankruptcy despite the urban myth that they are not.  Listen to this Podcast with Bankruptcy attorney Timothy Hughes for the truth about dischargeable taxes.

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