Chicago Probate, Trust, & Estates Blog

Many people aren't familiar with the term 'elder law' - until they reach a certain point where they need the...

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Estate planning for a family member with special needs can be very challenging. Creating a Special Needs Trust allows someone...

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A trust is when someone, (often referred to as the grantor or trustor), transfers ownership of the property to a...

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Parents who are caretakers of their disabled adult children want to provide for their child's future care. Guardianship is a...

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You have the right to distribute your assets any way you choose. Illinois law does not require you to divide...

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A new proposed Illinois elder abuse law to prevent and stop abuse was sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk on...

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A personal representative or an executor is someone named in a will to administer the decedent’s probate estate. Your will...

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f you own real estate, a transfer on death deed (TOD) is an easy way for you to pass your...

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When you sign a power of attorney (POA), you are empowering someone else to act on your behalf under specific...

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I'm preparing my will. I know some of my family won't like the way I'm distributing my assets. How can...

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