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What are Alternatives to the Probate Process?

Estate Planning Lawyer

If property goes to probate, then a judge determines how assets are distributed among your beneficiaries. Probate judges are experienced with this, but that doesn’t guarantee that they will make the right choices. Someone who appears t...

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Incorporating Your Small Business into Your Will

Small Business Lawyer Rolling Meadows, IL

As a small business owner, it’s important that you create a plan for the future to ensure that your loved ones are aware of your wishes when the time comes. Although the creation of a will and estate plan is often so...

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What Happens When You Die Without a Will?

Wills and Trusts Law Firm

When you die without a will, it’s called being intestate. Typically, if you don’t have a will, the estate will be adjudicated through probate court. A judge will appoint an executor to handle t...

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What Is Estate Administration

Estate Planning Lawyer in Palatine, IL

You may have watched a scene depicted on a television show or in a movie that takes place after a funeral. People all gather at a reception in someone’s home, and the executor of t...

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The Effectiveness of a Prenuptial Agreement 

Estate Planning Lawyer in Rolling Meadows, IL

The planning done before marriage is often as important as planning after marriage in assuring that a client’s estate planning wishes are carried out.  Laws governing prenup...

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How to Avoid an Estate Planning Scam

Estate Planning Lawyer Palatine, IL

Every time you turn on the news, it seems like there is a new scam making headlines.By now, we’re all familiar with Bernie Madoff and his infamous Ponzi scheme. Many people have a...

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Picking up the Pieces After Divorce

Estate Law Lawyer Rolling Meadows, IL

Consider all the planning a couple may do during the course of their lives: purchasing a home, building a business, starting a family – the list is endless. However, no one plans for a break-up. So what happens when ther...

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Can Someone Challenge My Will After I Die?

Estate Planning Lawyer

You want to make sure that your wishes get carried out after your death. You crafted a will along with your attorney, and as such, you believe that it will stand the test of time. However, is there a chance that someone will be able to...

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Medicaid

Estate Law Lawyer Rolling Meadows, IL

More and more Americans are worried about long term care. With life expectancies being longer than expected, it is more and more difficult to pay for care in our senior years. Peopl...

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Treating your Children Differently

Trust Administration Lawyer Schaumburg, IL

As a parent, you often want to make sure that you treat your kids as equally as possible. If one child gets new sneakers, you make sure the other kids get new sneakers. If a ch...

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“Last Will and Testament” vs. “Living Will”

Estate Planning LawyerClients sometimes approach our firm to purchase a specific docu...

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7 Steps to Creating a Will

Estate Attorney

When creating a will, many people do not know where to start - especially if they decide to write their will themselves without the help of an Read More