The Difference Between a Living Will and Last Will and Testament
Chicago estate planning lawyer
Posted June 25, 2021

While their names may be similar, there is actually a significant difference between a standard Last Will and Testament and a living will. The former, for instance, is a legal instrument that dictates how a person’s assets will be utilized and distributed upon his or her death. A living will, on the other hand, contains […]

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Why Lack of a Will Almost Guarantees a Contested Estate
Contested Estate
Posted June 03, 2021

As estate planning lawyers, we know that the last thing anyone wants is a contested estate. Illinois, like every other state in the nation, has its own set of intestate succession laws, which dictate how someone’s property will be distributed upon his or her death if there is no estate plan in place. Generally, under […]

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Protect Your Assets from Legal Challenges with Proper Estate Planning
Estate Planning
Posted June 03, 2021

Never assume that your heirs will do what you want with your assets after you are gone, this is why proper estate planning is crucial. While we may have people in our lives who we trust enough to dispose of our assets after our deaths, taking this approach is almost never a good idea. In […]

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How Proper Estate Planning Can Protect Against Long Term Care Expenses
Posted April 22, 2021

The estate planning process involves more than just deciding who will get what after we pass away. In fact, estate planning can serve several different purposes, including helping us prepare for the possibility that we may eventually need to pay for long-term care expenses. For help adapting your own estate plan to address possible future […]

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