Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Talks About the Risks of Do-It-Yourself Wills and Estate Plans

While the internet has been around in some form since the late 1960s, its expansion in the last three decades has literally changed the world. Today, almost every part of our lives is or can be connected to the internet, including our education systems and even our household appliances. In my practice as an attorney, […]

Disabled Adult Beneficiaries May Require Guardianship Petitions

Illinois law recognizes that not every adult is capable of making decisions – whether personal or financial – for himself or herself. People in these situations often need someone looking out for their interests, especially when such interests become the subject of a legal proceeding. One common example arises whenever a disabled adult is named […]

Understanding Intestacy Rules of Descent and Distribution

For estate-planning purposes, it is wise to enact a will designating what happens to your property when you die. If you neglect (or choose not) to do so, the law dictates what happens to your real and personal estate after your death.  This affects both Illinois residents and nonresidents who own property located in the […]

What is a Special or Supplemental Needs Trust?

The Medicare program was put into place as an insurance program to take care of the elderly and people with disabilities. In 2010, Medicare provided health care benefits for eight million disabled people who were unable to afford their own health insurance or health care. Medicaid is another entitlement program which provides money for healthcare […]