What does Kane County consider extreme property tax delinquency before the taxes are sold at tax sale?

What does Kane County consider extreme property tax delinquency before the taxes are sold at tax sale?

Properties for which taxes have not been paid are sold by the county at a Tax Sale. Before the sale of any property’s taxes, the County Collector will publish a list of properties for which taxes are overdue and will send notices to those property owners. For the tax year 2014, the unpaid taxes are being sold Friday October 23, 2015. Once the tax sale occurs, contact the Kane County Clerk for tax redemption. Don’t wait until it is too late, contact me today to set up a game plan for your...
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Welcome to the Lauren Jackson Law blog that strives to keep readers connected to current issues regarding real estate, estate planning, and probate issues. Laws are changing every year regarding these issues and it is imperative that we stay informed because it can save you and your family time and money.   Over the last ten years I have had the opportunity to work for and with numerous attorneys and law firms. After witnessing first hand what is happening in the legal world regarding customer service, I have realized that clients deserve better service and resources. I want my clients to be well informed throughout their legal process so they have a better understanding of what exactly is happening in their particular transaction.   I will continue to write this blog with the most commonly asked questions I witness in my daily activities. I hope to provide very useful content that will help clients answer their legal questions.   I do encourage any questions or comments from any blog post that I have written. You can comment at the bottom of the page or please reach out to me personally at lauren@laurenjacksonlaw.com or 847.714.2866.  ...
What should I put into my trust?

What should I put into my trust?

If you have a trust set-up or are thinking about having one drafted, a common question is what should I put into a trust? Obviously, every situation is different, however, the following list is a good starting point:   Common Assets Requiring Title be Transferred to Your Trust   Real Estate – Quit Claim Deed Must be Prepared & Recorded Private Investment Accounts, Stocks, & Bonds – Title Must be Changed Bank/Savings Accounts (Safe deposit boxes) – Title Must be Changed Life Insurance – Beneficiary Designation Must be Changed Corporate Ownership Interests – Stock Holder Must be Changed LLC Ownership Interests – Member/Manager Must be Changed Notes Payable (money owed to you) – Grantee Must be Changed Copyrights Household furnishings / Jewelry   I have been drafting trusts for over ten years and if you need any help drafting or transferring your assets into a trust we should meet. I promise you will not be disappointed: We are a law firm that serves you financially, personally, and...

What is the first step of the probate process?

If you find out you are the lucky individual who has been named the executor of an estate, do you know the very first thing you should do once the testator has passed away? Answer: file the testator’s will and death certificate with the clerk of the court in the county where the testator resided when they passed away. Once the will has been filed, if it is determined you need to get the ball rolling in the probate process, you must complete and file a request to the court called a petition for probate. This petition must be filed with the court clerk in the county where the testator resided at the time of his death. Executors may attempt to complete the probate process on their own but you can save yourself a lot of time and stress by hiring an attorney to do it for you. Also, there are definitely legal responsibilities imposed upon an executor of an estate. For example, if you know there is a legal and valid will and you do not file it with the clerk of the court you can be held responsible (which is a class 3...