What Is A “Taxable Estate”

January 26th, 2022|

Most of us know the term “estate tax,” but may not understand how it interacts with our own estate planning. One of the most frequently encountered — and misunderstood — topics in estate planning is [...]

  • Pet Trusts: Securing Well-Being For Your Furry Loved Ones

The Pet Trust: Securing Well-Being For Your Furry Loved Ones

January 12th, 2022|

According to the American Veterinary Association, 76% of cat owners and 85% of dog owners consider pets to be members of the family. As we plan for life transitions, assuring the well-being of our companion [...]

  • Reopening A Closed Probate Estate In Illinois

Reopening A Closed Probate Estate In Illinois

September 29th, 2021|

Probate is the legal process by which a person’s estate is administered  and distributed upon their death. The purpose of the probate process is to distribute the decedent’s property and to make sure all debts [...]

  • Estate Planning For Digital Assets

Estate Planning For Digital Assets

September 13th, 2021|

A surprising amount of modern life takes place online. Having a combination of multiple email accounts, cloud storage accounts with photos and videos, social media accounts, banking, web domains, and payment apps like Venmo or [...]

  • Illinois Advance Directives

What Types of Advance Directives Are Used In Illinois?

January 18th, 2021|

While it is not always the most pleasant thing to think about, estate planning is one of the most important things you can do to provide for your family in the future — and that [...]

  • Planning Ahead for Life Transitions In 2021 With a Chicago Attorney

Planning Ahead for 2021: How a Family Attorney Can Help

December 22nd, 2020|

2020 has been an unpredictable and unorthodox year — and with 2021 just around the corner, now is the time to plan ahead for whatever the new year might have in store.  The year behind [...]

  • Talking About Estate Planning With Family

How to Start Talking About Estate Planning With Your Family

July 13th, 2020|

Estate planning is one of the most important steps you can take to help protect your family’s future — but it’s also an incredibly difficult thing to talk about, for many people. After all, talking [...]

  • What Assets Need to Go Through Probate In Illinois

Do All Assets Need to Go Through Probate in Illinois?

May 18th, 2020|

Losing a loved one is a difficult and emotional time. This tough transition can be made even harder when you need to navigate through a complex and time-consuming court process. In Illinois, the legal process for [...]