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    • Adult & Minor Guardianship FAQs

      Many jurisdictions across the country have provisions for those who want to apply to be a guardian for a minor child or an adult. Proceeding through this process can be complicated. However, with the help of an attorney, you can understand all the benefits and challenges of gaining guardianship of another individual. Here are a…

    • How to Navigate the Probate Process in Illinois

      After someone dies, their assets go through a process known as probate. With that, the courts will ensure that their will is valid, along with identifying and distributing the property. Often, it can be lengthy and time-consuming.  How can you better prepare yourself to navigate the probate process in Illinois? Here are a few tips:…

    • Is Probate Required in Illinois?

      After someone passes away, their estate may end up in probate. Generally, this process involves ensuring that the deceased individual’s will is valid. The court will also identify and distribute their property to the person’s heirs. Many people want to avoid these proceedings because they are lengthy and costly. Is probate required in Illinois? Here…

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    • business trust

      Many people turn to LLCs to protect their business and personal assets. From stronger asset protection to simplified estate planning, putting this business entity into a trust can offer plenty of benefits. If you want to secure your finances and businesses, here are a few reasons why you should consider putting your LLC into a…

    • elderly care

      Being a caregiver to a senior loved one can be difficult, even when you are next door or across town. But what if you are several time zones away? Trying to provide (or monitor) care from a distance can seem almost impossible. When you are far away, it is difficult to know what to do…

    • business trust

      Placing business assets in a trust can offer many benefits. A trust can help with asset protection, estate planning, and managing the business after an owner’s death. However, trust law can be complicated, and it would be best to seek advice from a qualified professional. Whether you live in Illinois or New York, here are…

    • protecting ssi and medicaid benefits

      Receiving a windfall, such as a cash settlement or inheritance, can be a life-changing event. However, for individuals who rely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid benefits, it can also be a cause for concern. Fortunately, a few options can help individuals keep their SSI and Medicaid benefits while benefiting from the extra resources….

    • estate planning meeting

      You may think that an irrevocable trust is set in stone and its terms can never be changed.  This is not the case.  Say Auntie Anne dies leaving the proceeds from her successful pretzel chain business in her trust to her two brothers, Barclay and Clemson, naming her nephew Dusty as her trustee. The trust…

    • assets subject to probate

      Probate assets refer to any property (“asset”) owned by a decedent that must go through probatecourt to be transferred to the people who will ultimately inherit them. Probate is an expensivepublic proceeding, so if you want to maximize your estate and/or keep ownership of assetsprivate, note the common types of assets that typically go through…