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Tips for Reducing Your Estate Taxes
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted May 08, 2019

One of the most important goals for many testators is to leave as much of their property to family members and loved ones as possible. Unfortunately, the taxes assessed against an heir or beneficiary’s inheritance, which are also known as estate taxes, after a testator passes away, can significantly reduce the size of the inheritance […]

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Warning Signs that Your Will Might be Contested
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted April 23, 2019

There is no easy way to know for sure whether a will is at risk of being contested after a testator passes away. This is especially true in cases where a person drafts a will many decades in advance of his or her death and does not change it to account for alterations in relationships […]

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The Importance of Updating Your Estate Plan
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted April 09, 2019

Planning one’s estate can be a complicated, and often emotionally taxing, experience. For these reasons, many testators are more than happy to put estate planning out of their minds when the process is complete. While the comfort of knowing that your family will be taken care of in the event of your unexpected death should […]

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Who Can Contest a Will?
Posted March 26, 2019

Under Illinois law, certain individuals who believe that a loved one’s will does not actually reflect that person’s wishes, whether because of undue influence, incapacitation, fraud, or improper execution, are often able to contest the will itself. However, even if evidence of fraud or undue influence exists, a person can only contest a will if […]

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