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Probate/Administration

Have you just lost a loved one? On top of the grieving and loss, you have a lot of legal and financial details to deal with. Sometimes a lot of details. Where do you turn for help? We regularly work with families to address these challenges after losing a loved one. Here are examples of […]

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4 Things Everybody Should Know About Guardianship

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin has been in the news a lot recently. Aldrin, his children, and even his business manager, are embroiled in a lawsuit over whether Aldrin is competent to continue managing his finances and his life. Sadly, this guardianship feud between Aldrin and his adult children has caused a lot of people to wonder, […]

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Top 10 Scariest Estate Planning and Elder Law Topics

  Top 10 Scariest Estate Planning and Elder Law Topics 10. The Invisible Assets – A big part of asset protection is making sure you have updated beneficiary designations. This is often overlooked and can have truly hair-raising consequences. Read more here. 9. The Illinois Chainsaw Massacre: Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them? […]

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The Difference Between a Will, a Living Will and a Living Trust

A recent survey on estate planning found that 74% of those surveyed thought estate planning was a confusing topic. That’s no surprise considering estate planning has a language all its own. Today, we’ll sort out the difference between a Will, a Living Will and a Living Trust — three separate estate planning tools with similar names, but different roles […]

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Widows at Risk for Being Taken Advantage Of

It may be hard to believe, but when a husband (or wife) dies, there are plenty of people there to take advantage of the situation. A recent article in a national newspaper column highlighted this risk with a local Springfield woman. Trustworthy helpers are vitally important to widows/widowers… Recently, there was a very concerning article […]