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Providing for Attorney Fees in a Contract

When two parties litigate in America, each side typically bears its own attorney fees, whether they win or lose.  The prominent exception to this rule is when attorney fees are specifically provided for either in a statute particular to the subject matter of the litigation or a in contract between the parties.

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Can a Special Needs Trust Own a Home?

In a recent article, we explained how Special Needs Trusts, also known as Supplemental Needs Trusts, can be used to allow individuals with disabilities to earn income, accumulate wealth, receive gifts and inheritances, and maintain a quality lifestyle while still qualifying for government benefits.

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New Property Tax Exemption For Disabled Veterans

In 2015, Senate Bill 107 expanded the Illinois  Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption.  Beginning in taxable year 2015, which is payable in 2016, veterans with a service-connected disability rating of at least 30% can apply to have their dwelling's assessed value reduced.  The amount of the reduction/exemption depends on the level of disability.

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