Entries by Glenn & West

Does an Executor Have to Show Accounting to Beneficiaries?

At the Law Offices of Glenn & West, LLC, one of the most commonly asked questions we hear is, “Does an executor have to show accounting to beneficiaries?” The answer is, “Yes!” As the executor of a will or administrator of an estate, you have a fiduciary duty toward the estate and its heirs. However, […]

How to Choose an Estate Planning Attorney

A competent and caring estate planning attorney can provide more than just estate planning services. They can also offer the peace of mind that comes from knowing your affairs are in good hands. Finding the right professional can be difficult, but it doesn’t need to be. Read on for five helpful tips on how to […]

6 Questions to Ask a Probate Attorney

After the loss of a loved one, hiring the right attorney is essential for handling the process of estate administration. Without the experience of a professional to guide you during this process, several issues can present themselves. An experienced attorney can help protect your decedent’s assets from: Being pillaged: This is when property is appropriated […]

What You Need To Know About DUIs in Illinois

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is the offense of driving, operating, or being in control of a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other drugs. Even in cases when a driver operates a vehicle under prescribed medication, Illinois DUI laws still apply. Whether it is a first, second, or subsequent offense, a DUI in Illinois […]

What Is the Purpose of an Estate Plan?

When it comes to estate planning, there are so many misconceptions. For one, making an estate plan isn’t only for the wealthy. After all, no matter how many assets you have, nobody really wants the court to decide which family member or “friend” will receive them in the event that you pass. Another common misconception […]

10 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring a Lawyer

When you’re looking to hire a lawyer, you’ll most often begin with a consultation. During this time, you and your potential attorney discuss the specifics of your situation. To determine the eligibility of your case, your lawyer will have a lot of questions for you! But it’s equally important that you come prepared with your […]

What Are the Stages in a Personal Injury Case?

Being hurt in an accident can disrupt your life, and the financial losses and pain you experience can be life-changing. Fortunately, when you suffer an injury in an accident because of another person’s negligence in Illinois, a personal injury claim can get you the compensation you need to move on with your life. Compensation cannot […]

8 of the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents in Illinois

Statistics regarding motor vehicle accidents in the United States of America are shocking. According to the NHTSA, 36,096 people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2019, and many others were left with injuries. In the same year, an estimated 1,010 people died, and 89,133 people suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents in Illinois. While some […]