Tag: Trusts

How to Avoid a Contested Estate Using Wills and Trusts
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Posted October 29, 2021

Estate plans accomplish many things, including ensuring  your actual wishes are seen through as you wanted them to be. Also, that there will be no battles about your intentions between your beneficiaries. Ultimately, when a person decides to put a comprehensive estate plan together, they are doing so because they want their wealth to be […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Will and a Trust?
Posted October 21, 2021

When you hear about estate planning you often hear that Arlington Heights estate planning lawyers do “wills and trusts.” You may read about a will being probated, a trust is formed, and the benefits of both. But what are the differences between these, and why do they seem to be so intertwined all the time? […]

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Special Needs Trusts in Illinois
Posted January 21, 2015

Establishing a Special Needs Trust in Illinois By Alan G. Orlowsky In decades past, parents with disabled children only had two options for their care: disinherit the child so that they could receive government benefits or leave enough money in a traditional trust and hope that the money is used properly for care. However, people […]

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Contesting a Will in Illinois
Posted December 04, 2014

Contesting a Will in Illinois By: Alan G. Orlowsky While around 99 percent of all wills that go through probate pass through without incident, sometimes issues arise surrounding the distribution of assets or other areas within the will. When this happens, the will is deemed “contested.” Only certain people involved in the estate can contest […]

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