Plain Meaning of the Trust is What Governs

The Second District Court of Appeal’s opinion in Ebeling v. Ebeling (June 7, 2019) reiterated this concept of trust construction.
In Ebeling, the trial court construed the terms of a trust to determine the entitlement to the trust’s assets.  The trial court’s decision on distribution to contingent beneficiaries named in the trust rater than the decedent’s estate was reversed.
The trust was governed by Illinois law but that did not make any difference. …

What is Personal Injury Law?

In trying to explain what personal injury law is, a good place to start is by saying what it isn’t. If you’re a fan of police shows like Law & Order or Castle that’s exactly what Personal Injury isn’t. In a personal injury case, there doesn’t have to be any suggestion of wrongdoing in the sense of a law being broken. Although it is possible that there is an element of criminal negligence (we’ll talk […]

Attorney and Law Firm Marketing

Legal marketing is one of the most competitive and potentially profitable niches online. In addition to the highly competitive nature of the Law Marking niche, law related websites fall under what Google considers a “Your Money or Your Life” type site. Legal, Financial and Medical websites are subject to additional scrutiny and higher standards by Google. Obvious reason is that “Your Money or Your Life” type websites and businesses have the capacity to do great […]