Naperville Estate Planning Attorney Discusses the Basics of Intestacy Laws in Illinois

Do you have a plan for the allocation of your property and assets in the event of your death? Obviously, such concerns can be difficult to address, as many people, including a large number of my clients, have trouble with the concept of death and estate planning. It is extremely important, however, to formalize arrangements […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses Special Estate Planning Concerns Unmarried Couples Should Keep in Mind

For a variety of reasons, more and more adults are choosing not to get married. Approximately 18 million unmarried Americans were cohabitating in 2016 and that number is expected to continue to rise. If you and your partner are unmarried, you may wonder how this will affect your estate plans. Because the law does not […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses Special Considerations for Stepchildren and Step-Grandchildren

The modern American family comes in all different shapes and sizes. Furthermore, the people you consider family are not always decided by blood. For some stepparents and step-grandparents, there is no difference in how they see their biological children and the children who entered into the family through marriage. They want all of their children […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Talks About Intestate Succession

As an estate planning lawyer, it troubles me to know that more than half of American adults do not have any type of plan in place for the disposition of their asset upon their death—not even a will. If you are among that group, do you know what would happen to your hard-earned property if […]

The Basics of Intestate Succession From a Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer

For many people, even beginning the conversation about estate planning can be difficult. It is not easy to confront the fact that you will not live forever and drafting a will, trust, and other estate planning documents forces you to look beyond the end of your life. As an estate planning attorney with decades of […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Offers Tips for Unmarried Couples

According to an analysis of information from the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of unmarried couples who live together skyrocketed from 230,000 in 1995 to over 1.5 million today – a 550 percent increase. Included in these numbers are older couples, as well, who also choose to cohabitate without the various legal protections that a legally-recognized […]