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Incapacity Without a Power of Attorney

Naperville and Plainfield Estate Planning and Revocable Living Trust Attorney

Many people ignore Last Wills and Testaments and Powers of Attorney until it is too late. Often, baby boomers and their parents often have been diagnosed with early stage dementia. We get phone calls where adult children are asking whether a financial and healthcare power of attorney can be created. In the alternative, a person has a stroke unexpectedly such as one of our clients in their early 50s without a financial or healthcare power of attorney. Incapacity without a power of attorney is a nightmare scenario.

Guardianship is a court process where a person must be appointed to manage somebody’s finances on a temporary and permanent basis. This process can be complex and costly including payment of attorney’s fees, surety bonds, and other court costs. Often, the process of guardianship comes at a difficult time and during trying health times for the loved ones. The surviving spouse must juggle getting appointed as a guardian while continuing to support their husband or wife. Incapacity is the process where somebody lacks the ability to understand the consequences of their financial or healthcare decisions. Simply put, a trusted love one must be appointed to manage financial and healthcare decisions for you because your loved ones are incapable of making these decisions by themselves.

Incorporating Your Small Business

Small Business Incorporation and Business Entity Formation Attorney in South Naperville

Plainfield, Romeoville, Oswego, and Bolingbrook Corporate and Business Lawyer

Incorporating Your Business in the Naperville Area

Sean Robertson and Robertson Legal Group, LLC are small business attorneys in South Naperville that service small business owners, professional service business owners, and franchises in the Naperville area such as Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Joliet, Romeoville, Shorewood, Oswego, Yorkville, and Plainfield area. Sean Robertson has over 14 years of legal experience as an attorney and entrepreneur. Sean Robertson is passionate about assisting small to medium sized business owners and entrepreneurs with their business and corporate legal needs ranging from business formation and incorporation, contract assistance, and asset protection legal advice.

Asset Purchase Agreements 101

Naperville, Oswego, and Aurora Asset Purchase Agreement Attorney

DuPage County and Kendall County Business Attorney

Sean Robertson and Robertson Legal Group, LLC is a Naperville law firm concentrating in drafting and negotiating asset purchase agreements and the purchase and sale of a business. Robertson Legal Group, LLC works with small to medium-sized business owners, franchise owners, and entrepreneurs in the Naperville area including Plainfield, Oswego, Aurora, Sugar Grove, Plano, Yorkville, Lisle, Wheaton, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Shorewood, Crest Hill, and Joliet.

Judgments of Allocation of Parental Responsiblities and Parenting Time: Will County Child Custody, Parentage, and Divorce Cases

Parenting Plans and Custody Judgments

Will County Child Custody, Child Support, and Parenting Time

A parenting plan or otherwise known as a “Custody Judgment” is a written agreement in the Joliet, Will County area that describes parental responsibilities and parenting time. A parenting plan is defined as a written agreement that allocates significant decision-making responsibilities.
750 ILCS 5/600(f). Now, parenting plans and custody judgments are formally called a “Judgment of Allocation of Parental Responsibilities and Parenting Time”. 750 ILCS 5 deals with Allocation of Parental Responsibilities, which deals with issues such as:

  • Allocation of Parental Responsibilities
  • Caretaking functions and parenting responsibilities such as worrying about a child’s nutritional needs; directing a child’s developmental needs; providing the appropriate discipline and instructions; school attendance; medical needs; moral and ethical guidance of children;

Joint Deceased Tenancy Affidavit

We here at Robertson Legal Group, LLC have frequently espoused the virtues of quit claim deeds and what they are useful for, whether it be freeing yourself from legal liability or editing someone’s name on a title, quit claim deeds are a great way to clear up title. We frequently use quit claim deeds to help transfer parcels of land for clients living in the Joliet, Naperville, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, and Romeoville areas. One issue that arises is what does one do when their spouse, who was on the title, passes away. At first glance, one would think that they are automatically taken off of the deed or that people would assume that since the individual is dead, they will not dispute any transfers or changes in title. While that is usually true from a practical standpoint it isn’t true from a legal one. If someone wants to remove a deceased spouse from a title that is held in joint tenancy, they need to affirmatively assert that the spouse is dead and take the name off of the deed through the appropriate legal procedures. The solution is a quit claim deed, but the surviving spouse would also need to sign a joint deceased tenancy affidavit.

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