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Contesting a Forged Will
Posted November 08, 2016

Contesting a Forged Will Provided By: Alan G. Orlowsky Courts are reluctant to throw out a person’s will because of the presumption that wills represent the intent of their makers. However, in some cases, it is possible to overturn a will if there is evidence of fraud, undue influence, or forgery. Because of the state’s […]

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Small Estate Affidavits
Posted October 18, 2016

Small Estate Affidavits Provided By: Alan G. Orlowsky When a person passes away and leaves his or her remaining property to loved ones through a will or intestacy, a probate court must oversee administration of the assets. If the decedent had a will, a probate court will need to ensure that it is valid. In […]

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Contesting a Will Based on Lack of Testamentary Capacity
Posted October 03, 2016

Contesting a Will Based on Lack of Testamentary Capacity Provided By: Alan G. Orlowsky When a beneficiary has reason to believe that a testator did not have the mental capacity necessary when creating a will, he or she can attempt to have the will invalidated. In Illinois, courts presume that testators possessed the requisite capacity […]

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Planning for the Family Vacation Spot
Posted September 23, 2016

Planning for the Family Vacation Spot Provided By: Alan G. Orlowsky Your family cabin, cottage, or vacation home may be one of your most significant financial assets. It is also likely to be the one with the most enduring memories and emotional ties. The property may have been in your family for decades with your […]

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