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Creating a Transfer on Death Instrument
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted October 09, 2017

When a person passes away, his or her will must go through probate. Unfortunately, this can be a costly and time-consuming process. Fortunately, there are some ways to avoid probate, one of which is to create a Transfer on Death Instrument (TODI), which was made possible by the passage of The Illinois Residential Real Property […]

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Establishing a Charitable Trust
Charitable Trust Attorney
Posted September 20, 2017

While many testators write their wills or create trusts with their family members in mind, many also want to give some of their assets to charity. Although this could leave some relatives disgruntled, creating an airtight trust guarantees that the funds will be used according to the decedent’s wishes and will not be contested. If […]

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Why New Parents Should Consider Creating an Estate Plan
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted September 06, 2017

Having a child can be one of the most momentous occasions in a person’s life, and while caring for a new child can be a joyous experience, it also comes with an enormous amount of responsibility. For instance, parents will need to begin contemplating how to provide for their child in the event of a […]

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Who Should I Choose as Trustees of My Trust?
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted August 24, 2017

We often are asked for advice regarding choice of trustees. Of course every situation is different, but here are some points to consider. You can select an individual as a Trustee, such as a close friend or family member; or a professional can be selected, such as an attorney or CPA; or you may choose […]

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