Estate Planning for the New Year

With the New Year just around the corner, there are several important factors to consider regarding your Illinois estate plan. Transfer Tax Exemption The transfer tax is imposed on property transfers (i.e., transferring title to real estate or a beneficial interest in real property). In 2015, the amount that individuals can transfer by gift or bequeath […]

Making Bequests to Your Pets in a Pet Trust

If you’re a pet owner, odds are you consider your furry friend to be a member of the family. You love your pet during life, and might worry what will happen if it outlives you. Perhaps that is why an increasing number of Americans are making bequests to ensure their pets’ well being from beyond […]