Tag: Contested Estates

Estate Planning Mistakes That Can Lead To Contested Estates
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Posted March 13, 2023

Many Illinois residents may think that estate planning is only for older people who want to pass on assets to their families after they pass away. However, estate planning is about more than that. Proper estate planning services can be used to reduce taxes, obtain healthcare, and protect the assets of younger families. However, mistakes […]

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Why Contested Estates Break Up Families
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Posted August 29, 2022

In an ideal world, a person would create their estate plan and once they die, everyone would be happy with it. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Dealing with the grief of the loss of a loved one is devastating enough, but emotions are heightened when a family member wants to argue over their […]

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Make Sure Your Will is Properly Executed
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Posted April 08, 2021

If you go through the effort of creating an estate plan, odds are you also want to avoid contested estates down the road. While it isn’t possible to guarantee a person won’t try to contest a will, there are ways to help protect an estate plan from such attempts. If you are concerned a family […]

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How to Prevent Family Disagreements in Contested Estates
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Posted March 03, 2021

Family disagreements in contested estates are extremely common. While there isn’t really any way to guarantee that your estate won’t be contested after your death, there are several steps you can take to help prevent this outcome. For instance, talking about your estate plan openly with your family members can help avoid confusion and disputes […]

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How Simple Wills Can Lead to Contested Estates
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Posted January 20, 2021

For most of us, choosing the simpler route is usually preferable to engaging in a time-consuming or complex process. However, this does not always translate to the estate planning process, where planning a simple estate may be easier in the short-term but cause more problems later. To learn more about the ins and outs of […]

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The Difficulty of Contesting a Will vs Challenging a Trust
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Posted February 18, 2020

How Do You Stop Someone From Contesting A Trust? One of the most important tasks of an estate planning attorney is to ensure the tools used to create an estate plan can stand up to a legal challenge by a beneficiary. This is especially important when drafting a will because it is generally considered easier […]

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Reopening a Closed Estate
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Posted August 20, 2018

What Happens If An Estate Is Not Closed In A Timely Manner? In Illinois, If an estate is not properly probated and closed in a short period of time, there are a number of possible consequences that could jeopardize the estate. For starters, the statute of limitations for creditors’ claims is extended, giving them more […]

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Probate and Estate Lawyer – How to Avoid Heir Disputes
Posted May 18, 2015

Probate and Estate Lawyer – How to Avoid Heir Disputes Provided By: Alan G. Orlowsky Celebrity feuds over estates like the Jackson’s, James Brown’s heirs, and Robin Williams’ Contested Estate often come up in the news, but contested estates happen all of the time to regular families, too. Battles over estates can pit sibling against […]

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Personal Property, Contested Estates, Estate Administration
Posted March 19, 2015

Personal Property, Contested Estates, Estate Administration Keeping the Kids from Fighting Over the “Little Stuff” After You’re Gone Provided By Alan G. Orlowsky It is quite often the personal property causes the most heartache and disruption in families after a Contested Estate. Money doesn’t usually have any sentimental attachment, but personal property can have a […]

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