Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Monday, December 17, 2018
Record sealing has helped many to permanently secure or delete personal criminal records of felonies, misdemeanors, or even arrests when ultimately found not guilty. Generally speaking, when an arrest or a conviction occurs, it’s available to society via public records that anyone can access. This means that a record has the potential to follow a person everywhere, possibly undermining his or her ability to secure housing, employment, and career advancement. Having records sealed makes it so that a criminal record isn’t as accessible. It’s worth noting that there is a distinct difference between record sealing and expungement. In the case of an expungement, it is like the event never occurred, with a record even being destroyed. When a record is sealed, however, it is still kept on file by the government; the ordinary citizen cannot gain access to it.
Monday, December 10, 2018
In Illinois, you can make a living trust to avoid probate for virtually any asset you own -- real estate, bank accounts, vehicles, and so on. ... At your death, your successor trustee will be able to transfer it to the trust beneficiaries without probate court proceedings.