Naperville Lawyer on Talking to Your Parents About Estate Planning

Everyone can benefit from having a comprehensive estate plan in place. In addition to giving a person and their family the peace of mind that his or her final wishes will be fulfilled, estate planning offers the opportunity for that person to examine their financial needs and assets in order to plan for the future. […]

US Tax Code Information

In the U.S. tax code, there is a special provision regarding monetary gifts, and how much you can gift to someone without having to pay taxes. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), “any transfer to an individual, either directly or indirectly, where full consideration (measured in money or money’s worth) is not received in […]

DIY Estate Planning?

In the age of the Internet and easy access to technologies that were in the past reserved for specific professions, it’s tempting to take on tasks you’d originally divvy out to professionals and handle them yourself. Yet the age of the Internet comes with many paradoxes—while things may seem easier, the ease can often lead […]