Chicago Probate, Trust, & Estates Blog

Proper estate planning can minimize the amount of state and federal taxes that a beneficiary will have to pay after...

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Estate planning documents provide peace of mind. But more importantly, wills and trusts are legally enforceable documents that ensure your...

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Your pet is a member of your family but is legally considered your property. Many people are concerned about including...

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Establishing a court-appointed conservatorship allows individuals to name another person as the financial guardian of a third party, frequently the...

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Cook County Public Guardian Charles Golbert said taking financial advantage of the elderly is a “huge” problem and “it’s growing...

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Who will receive your assets if something happens to you? Your beneficiaries are the people you've said will receive your...

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In Illinois, the executor of an estate is required to gather and inventory all the assets that were in the...

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Your retirement savings are an important asset in your estate plan. Many Illinois employees do not have a retirement plan...

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The Illinois Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney for Health Care, commonly called a Health Care POA,  allows you to...

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As part of your estate planning, you may want to lower the value of your taxable estate assets to protect...

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