Category: Estate Planning Attorney

Reasons for Young Adults to Consider Estate Planning
Estate Planning
Posted February 06, 2019

Many people assume that estate planning is only for older adults, or for wealthy individuals who need to make intricate plans for trusts, estate and gift taxes, and business succession. However, it is also extremely important for young adults to think about estate planning and to speak with a Chicago estate planning attorney about creating […]

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Obtaining a Letter of Testamentary
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted January 14, 2019

Although those who have been named as an estate’s executor have a number of important duties, one of the most significant involves gathering the decedent’s assets and transferring them to the named beneficiaries through the probate process. However, these proceedings can only be initiated after an executor has obtained a document known as a letter […]

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What are the Responsibilities and Obligations of an Executor?
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted January 07, 2019

When many people think about the contents of a will, they imagine gifts and inheritances of assets and property left to loved ones. While this is an important aspect of any estate plan, it is also critical for testators to remember that they should strongly consider naming an executor in their will as well. Executors […]

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Estate Planning Considerations for Late-In-Life Parents
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted December 05, 2018

Becoming a parent is no longer a joy reserved for the very young, as scientific advances and changing attitudes have made it easier than ever to become a late-in-life parent. While the requirements of parenthood may remain the same for both younger and older parents, the reality is that parents who start families at an […]

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What You Should Know About Contesting a Will in Illinois
Contested Estates Attorney
Posted November 20, 2018

Contesting a will in Illinois can be a difficult process, especially for those who don’t have legal representation, so if you believe that your loved one’s will doesn’t represent his or her true wishes or you have other legal questions or concerns about a deceased relative’s estate, it is important to speak with an experienced […]

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What is a Power of Attorney?
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted November 08, 2018

Those who want to ensure that their wishes regarding medical treatment will be respected even if they are later unable to express those wishes, often choose to execute advance health care directives. To find out more about drafting your own power of attorney, please contact a dedicated advance healthcare directives attorney who is well-versed in […]

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The Most Important Estate Planning Documents
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted October 03, 2018

Properly planning an estate requires testators to compile extensive documentation, including financial records, title documents, deeds, wills, trust agreements, and more. All of these documents are extremely important to the estate planning process, and without them an estate plan could be declared invalid, leaving a person’s assets to be distributed according to the laws of […]

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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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How Can Creating a Revocable Living Trust Protect My Estate?
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted July 09, 2018

Planning your estate is one of the best ways to ensure that your assets and property will go to those who can use it them the most, whether or not they are relatives, friends, or even charitable organizations. While this could involve including bequests in a will, it is not the only method of estate […]

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Planning Your Estate: Advance Medical Directives
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted June 05, 2018

Most people associate estate planning with protecting their assets, as well as ensuring that loved ones will receive an inheritance. While these are important aspects of estate planning, there are also a number other factors to consider that go into the process, including planning for physical or mental incapacity. Preparing for this eventuality may be […]

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