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Disposing of Your Digital Life

When Illinois enacted the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, it joined a growing number of states that are trying to address a fiduciary’s access to digital accounts and assets. When an individual dies or is disabled or incapacitated, family members are often unfamiliar with the process of disposing of or preserving assets, unfamiliar with guardianships, or unfamiliar with...

Illinois Trust Code

As we continue to shelter at home and as we slowly resume our daily activities it may be a good idea to confirm that your estate plan  is in order.  It could bring you peace of mind to confirm  your Will, Trust,  Power of Attorney for Property and Power of Attorney for Health Care  are up to date.   Recent changes in the law may warrant reviewing your existing...

Help During Covid-19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has heightened awareness of estate planning needs. As family members and loved ones have unexpectedly been hospitalized over the past few months, the importance of having one’s affairs in order has become painfully evident. Forethought, planning and advice from a trusted professional can alleviate much worry, stress and anxiety, lessen burdens and frustrations,...

Paycheck Protection Program

What is the Paycheck Protection Program? The Paycheck Protection Program is a potentially forgivable loan to help small businesses maintain payroll and cover expenses during the covid-19 pandemic. Who can apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan? small businesses with 500 or fewer employees (or if the business is accomodations or food services 500 employees or less per location)501(c)(3)...

Small Business Loans-CARES Act

On Friday March 27, 2020 the United States passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Attached to this Post is a guide to the programs that may be available to your business. Call or email an attorney at Kelley, Kelley & Kelley to discuss ways we can help you obtain small business loan relief during these times. What can the CARES Act do for your business? Capital...

Covid-19 Planning

From all of the attorney's and staff of Kelley, Kelley & Kelley we want to let all of our clients and the public at large know that we are here with you and we are prepared to assist in these difficult times. We are here to offer services to you including virtual services and no-contact appointments. We are here to help you plan during difficult times such as these. Powers Of Attorney: In...

New Laws in Illinois for 2018

As with the start of any new year, January 1 marks the day that many new laws go into effect.  Here is a short rundown of some of the most notable new laws for Illinois in 2018: House Bill 736 establishes a small business grant program for those individuals receiving public aid. The act seeks to provide funds through the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to individuals seeking...

GOP Tax Plan

Now that Congress has passed the 2018 tax reform legislation (“Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”) you may want to take advantage of some year end tax planning opportunities. Here are a few of the more significant developments you may wish to consider. State and Local Tax DeductionBeginning in 2018 the deduction for state and local taxes (i.e. your state income and local real estate taxes) is limited to...

What is Net Neutrality?

The FCC's ruling rolling back the Obama administration's protection of net neutrality principles has made a lot of headlines recently. Most people have heard that the loss of net neutrality protections will either kill the internet or save the internet depending on which media source you believe.  What is net neutrality though? Net neutrality at its core is the principle that your ISP...