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Defending a Will Contest
Posted January 23, 2017

While many will contests are based on a valid belief by an heir that a testator was taken advantage of in his or her old age or that a will was forged and so does not represent the testator’s wishes, others are the result of complaints by disgruntled family members who believe that they did […]

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Changing a Will or Trust
Posted January 05, 2017

In many cases, testators think that their job is done once they have created a will. However, the reality is that our lives are constantly changing and there’s a good chance that by the time of a person’s death, he or she will not be in the same circumstances that he or she was in […]

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Creating a Living Will
Posted December 20, 2016

Most wills take effect as soon as a testator passes away. There is, however, a different type of will, known as a living will, that becomes effective prior to death. These types of testamentary documents are most often used in situations where a person has become too ill to make his or her own medical […]

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Contesting a Will Based on Revocation
Posted December 05, 2016

Illinois courts are wary of revoking a person’s will as it is generally presumed that testators are competent at the time of a will’s execution. However, there are a few ways that an heir or family member can contest the validity of a will, one of which is to claim that a will was previously […]

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