Blog

Including Charitable Gifts in Your Estate Plan
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted September 10, 2020

Estate planning allows testators to help provide for the future needs of their family members, while also reinforcing the legacy they are leaving behind. When it comes to the latter, charitable giving is a way testators can highlight their values and passions even after they are gone. However, there are several ways to include charitable […]

Read More
Preventing Others from Contesting Your Will
Contested Estates Attorney
Posted August 19, 2020

Testators create estate plans for several reasons, but one of the most common is to ensure property owners can decide what happens to their assets after they die. However, this goal can be thwarted by beneficiaries and heirs who may claim a will does not actually represent a person’s true feelings. Fortunately, there are a […]

Read More
Healthcare Directives in Estate Planning
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted August 10, 2020

Most of us don’t like to think about the end of our lives, so it is not uncommon for people to avoid the estate planning process until it is too late. Even those who decide to begin planning their estates often forget to include crucial documents, such as healthcare directives. These documents outline what the […]

Read More
Contesting a Will in Illinois
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted July 23, 2020

Losing a loved one can be difficult to accept, even under the best of circumstances. Concern that a relative’s estate is not valid, or a representation of that individual’s true feelings can make an already emotional period even more troubling. Fortunately, a decedent’s heirs need not accept the terms of a fraudulent or coerced will […]

Read More