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Types of forms you need in your estate planning file

What types of documents do you need to have on file with an estate attorney? Estate planning can be a challenging topic, largely because so many clients are unaware of the major benefits that can come along with creating the right estate protection. Do not be caught unaware at your end-of-life stage. Instead, enlist the help of a qualified attorney to help you achieve your estate planning goals.

How to use estate planning to avoid challenges to your will

When it comes to setting up your estate plan, one of the most difficult topics can also be one of the simplest: How do you keep someone from challenging your will? Estate planning is designed to make the distribution of assets easier, but errant family members can cause headaches for Illinois clients. Here, we give you additional information on exactly who can challenge a will - and how you can keep your estate plan airtight to avoid a challenge.

The carrot stick of incentive trusts

If you are finding it difficult to get motivated about your estate planning, you are not alone. Many people are reluctant to spend time considering how life will go on after they have died, and this may be especially hard if you have potential heirs who may not be able to handle the inheritance you plan to leave.

Estate planning for your child with special needs

If you're a parent raising a special-needs child in Illinois, you're probably concerned about who will care for your child when you're gone. Let's say you have a child with a cognitive disability, and your child will never be able to live independently on his or her own. Knowing that only you can offer the highest level of love, attention and care, it can be frightening to consider what will happen to your adult child with special needs if you become incapacitated.

Avoid these mistakes in your estate planning process

When it comes to planning for the future of your estate after your death in Illinois, you may be confused about the variety of vehicles for protecting your assets. Estate planning requires a comprehensive understanding of state and federal statutes, which can be difficult for the everyday client.

Asset protection in estate planning: get experienced legal advice

Estate planning is a very individual undertaking, and must be done according to the unique circumstances and goals of each person. At the same time, there are certain issues that should always be taken into consideration in estate planning. One of them is asset protection.

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