The brave men and women of our military put their lives on the line to ensure our safety, as well as the safety of many overseas. Since these individuals put their normal day-to-day lives on hold in order to serve our country, they are provided certain legal protections. This includes protections under family law. Those who are in the military, as well as those seeking to address divorce and other family law issues with a member of the military, should familiarize themselves with these laws, as they can play an important role in the timeline and outcome.
Many Illinois and Indiana residents face financial challenges at some point in their lives. While some are able to overcome the difficulties associated with the loss of a job, the onset of an unexpected medical condition or soaring interest rates on lines of credit, others find themselves completely overwhelmed. In the latter circumstances, it is wise to consider all debt relief options, as it is unrealistic to try to climb out of a hole that just keeps getting deeper.
A living will is a useful tool that lets your medical team know what treatments and procedures you are willing to have and which ones you don't want to endure. For the most part, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are bound by the terms of the health care directive.
Some individuals may not know where to start when it comes to drafting a plan for their future. However, there are a number of estate planning tools at one's disposal. Most people are familiar with the broad terms of wills and trusts, but each category is filled with intricacies which, depending on how they are addressed, can help an individual create the customized estate plan that meets his or her needs. This is especially true with trusts, as there are a variety of trust options available for individuals to utilize.
Fraud can touch individuals and businesses in a wide variety of ways. The Federal Trade Commission recently released its annual report on consumer fraud, and the numbers are eye opening. The report indicates that nearly three million fraud reports were filed, with many of them falling into the fields of debt collection, identity theft and imposter scams. Although most people who reported these frauds were able to protect themselves financially, 21 percent of those reports accounted for more than $900 million in losses. Most people found themselves losing somewhere between $400 and $500 dollars.
You and your spouse have lived in Frankfort all your lives. You starting dating in high school and got married not long after. Ten years later, you have two children together. You both work and you have been very successful.
Relationships are meant to last. Unfortunately, though, money troubles, lack of trust, infidelity and merely growing into different individuals can bring conflict into a relationship, subsequently leading to its end. Therefore, individuals entering a relationship, as well as those who are ending one, whether married or not, need to carefully consider how best to proceed moving forward. There are probably a number of legal issues a couple in this situation must face, and failing to address them with one's best interests in mind can lead to an unwanted outcome.