Demonstrating Undue Influence
Contested Estates Attorney
Posted September 19, 2018

When wills are properly drafted and witnessed, courts are usually reluctant to throw them out. It is possible, however, to successfully contest a will by proving that the testator, or the person who drafted the will, was the victim of undue influence. Unfortunately, the reality is that an alarming number of people don’t seem to […]

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Protecting Your Estate with a Prenuptial Agreement
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted September 06, 2018

While many people associate prenuptial agreements with divorce, the reality is that these documents can also play a crucial role when planning an estate. If you have questions about how a prenuptial agreement can be used as an estate planning tool, please don’t hesitate to call or contact a member of our estate planning legal […]

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When you Start to Outgrow Your Sole Proprietorship
Business Law
Posted August 24, 2018

Much of the wealth in the United States is created by business owners. Although many owners start out as sole proprietorships, as the business grows, they may want and need to consider a more formal approach to owning their business. The key question is how to choose among entity options. First, seek advice. Because of […]

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Reopening a Closed Estate
Contested Estates Attorney
Posted August 20, 2018

Once a will or intestate property goes through probate and is distributed, matters related to that estate are closed. There are, however, some circumstances in which an Illinois probate court will be willing to reopen an estate, so if you recently discovered new assets belonging to a deceased loved one’s estate or want to ensure […]

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