New Illinois Probate Law Signed to Protect against Caregiver Abuse

A new Illinois probate law will prevent non-family caregivers from financially abusing their elderly patients. Beginning on January 1, 2015, the statute will create a presumption of fraud regarding property transferred to a non-family caregiver through a will or other instrument, if the transfer exceeds $20,000. This presumption applies only to “caregivers” and excludes the […]