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Contesting a Will: Undue Influence
Posted September 22, 2016

  Contesting a Will: Undue Influence Provided By: Alan G. Orlowsky One of the most common reasons that family members dispute a will or estate is the concern that the testator was the victim of undue influence. Courts are reluctant to override a testator’s wishes, so it can be difficult to establish that undue influence […]

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Illinois to Create Federally-Approved ABLE Accounts
Posted September 09, 2016

Illinois to Create Federally-Approved ABLE Accounts Provided By: Alan G. Orlowsky This year, the Illinois legislature passed a statute creating ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) accounts, which serve as savings accounts for disabled individuals. The law is based on a federal statute passed in 2014 that aims at giving those with disabilities more freedom […]

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Important Decisions in Illinois Estate Planning
Posted August 22, 2016

Important Decisions in Illinois Estate Planning Provided By: Alan G. Orlowsky Estate planning is an extremely important process that individuals with significant assets need to take seriously in order to ensure their final wishes are carried out as desired, and to mitigate the possibilities of legal challenges to those intentions. While some may dread the […]

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The Top Ten Estate Planning Issues
Posted August 18, 2016

The Top Ten Estate Planning Issues Provided By: Alan G. Orlowsky A colleague of ours recently assembled a list of the top 10 estate planning issues. This list is a great tool to assure that key items are not overlooked. All of these issues deserve thoughtful consideration. They can also create major problems if not […]

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