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6 Estate Planning Myths

February 5, 2024      by: tlaw

When it comes to estate planning, there are several myths. And not knowing fact from myth can be very costly.

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Estate Plan Valid if You Move?

September 17, 2023      by: tlaw

If you move your legal residence, must you change your estate plan?

Americans move an average of 12 times in their lifetimes and as frequently as once every five years. Does your estate plan move with you?

As with all legal issues, the answer to that question is unnecessarily complicated.

HealthCare Legal Document and School

July 19, 2023      by: tlaw

Are you ready? Letting go of the kids is hard. If you are packing up the kids or grandkids for a year away at college or thinking about your own plans, health care is never far from your thoughts. 

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Beware of the Quitclaim Deed

May 24, 2023      by: tlaw

A quitclaim deed doesn’t even ensure that the person has the legal right to sell or transfer the property. Consequently, a quitclaim deed is the least safe form of title transfer, while a warranty deed is the safest

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The Importance of Your Financial Agent

March 20, 2023      by: tlaw

The Illinois Power of Attorney Act provides, in part, that every individual has the right to appoint an agent to make property, financial, personal, and health care decisions for that individual.

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POD and TOD Account Disadvantages

September 18, 2022      by: tlaw

What are POD and TODs? They are an increasingly popular method of providing for the distribution of financial accounts at your death. They are helpful in certain situations; however, there are critical limitations and risks associated with using them.

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Disaster Protection this Summer

July 29, 2022      by: tlaw

Disaster intrudes into our lives without any warning in most instances. Therefore, being prepared and protecting yourself and your family is critical.

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Your Guardianship Risk

June 17, 2022      by: tlaw

The reality is that every one of us is at risk of becoming a ward of the state – under order and control of the court system.

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Your Summer Checklist

May 21, 2022      by: tlaw

A checklist helps to ensure there are no gaps in your health care, financial, insurance, or estate plan documents.

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Health Care Power of Attorney and Kids

February 14, 2022      by: tlaw

Is it necessary for your children to have a Health Care Power of Attorney document? The short answer is- Maybe