FRANKFORT LAW BLOG

When should people update their wills?

Plans can change throughout people’s lives as circumstances change. When people are forced to change different aspects of their lives, it can affect more than just the specific part of their life where the change in circumstances occurred. People need to take time to...

Are retirement accounts probated?

If you're trying to get your financial affairs in order, it's important to know which accounts can be probated. Your retirement accounts can go into probate after you pass away. However, if you choose the right beneficiaries during the estate planning process, you can...

Getting creditor relief during a crisis

Many people living in Illinois and around the country have been riding waves of uncertainty during the economic turbulence of the past two years. Adjusting to daily life can take many forms, whether it is downsizing to make ends meet, accepting government assistance...

When should you file for bankruptcy?

Illinois residents heavily in debt often wonder if there’s any way out. Bankruptcy might just be the answer. It’s important to know when you should file. What should you consider before filing for bankruptcy? Filing for bankruptcy should only be used as a last resort...

Help navigating child custody in Illinois

Child custody can be particularly challenging to resolve. There are a host of factors that are used to determine child custody and it is helpful for parents to be familiar with what those are as they navigate the child custody process. Help navigating child custody...

How the FDCPA protects consumers

If you miss payments on some of your obligations, you may find yourself at the mercy of Illinois debt collectors. Some debt collectors are reasonable, but others don't follow any standards and harass consumers. It often goes unreported because consumers think debt...

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