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Contested Estates – Avoiding Family Disputes over Personal Property
Posted February 06, 2015

Contested Estates – Avoiding Family Disputes over Personal Property By: Alan G. Orlowsky It is quite often Estates are contested by the children and the personal property can causes the most heartache and disruption in families after a death. During Probate or Estate Administration money doesn’t usually have any sentimental attachment, but personal property can have a perceived […]

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Wealth Transfer Strategies for Minors – Estate Planning
Posted January 27, 2015

Wealth Transfer Strategies for Minors By Alan G. Orlowsky A favorite practice for many grandparents is making financial gifts to grandchildren or even great-grandchildren to help provide future educational expenses. Most grandparents, however, know better than to simply hand cash to the grand kids. They understand that the money would probably go to video games, […]

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Special Needs Trusts in Illinois
Posted January 21, 2015

Establishing a Special Needs Trust in Illinois By Alan G. Orlowsky In decades past, parents with disabled children only had two options for their care: disinherit the child so that they could receive government benefits or leave enough money in a traditional trust and hope that the money is used properly for care. However, people […]

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Maintaining Control of Your Business Through Estate Planning
Posted January 14, 2015

Maintaining Control of Your Business Through Estate Planning By Alan G. Orlowsky In estate planning, there is more to do with a family business than simply create a succession plan. In fact, in some cases, over-planning a business succession can lead to younger generations or others taking control of the business way before an owner […]

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