Tag: living will

Estate Planning Means More Than Just Drafting a Will

Posted on February 11, 2021

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When some people hear the terms “estate plan,” “wills”, “trusts,” or “end-of-life planning,” their eyes glaze over. The subject of estate planning can be overwhelming because it is a multifaceted topic which covers many aspects of financial and healthcare planning, but also because it is often uncomfortable to talk about what will happen after you pass away. However, having an estate plan in place gives you control over the distribution of your assets, your legacy wishes, and could even help you pay less in taxes, fees, and court costs. As […]

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Preparing for the Unexpected: Living Wills and Death-Delaying Procedures

Posted on January 14, 2021

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The law in Illinois expressly recognizes the rights of its citizens to make their own decisions regarding the medical care they wish to receive, even after the diagnosis or acquisition of a terminal condition. According to the law, a person may choose to have death-delaying procedures withheld or withdrawn in accordance with his or her own personal desires, regardless of his or her ability to make such decisions in the moment. To address these types of concerns, many individuals will utilize a living will to formalize their wishes regarding death-delaying […]

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What You Should Know About the Power of Attorney for Health Care and Living Wills

Posted on November 25, 2020

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It is easy to think that estate planning primarily addresses how to divide your property and provide for your loved ones in the event of your death. However, a significant portion of the estate planning process can be dedicated to ensuring that you are properly cared for while you are alive. As an experienced estate planning attorney, I am regularly asked about some of the various tools that can be used to specify a person’s wishes regarding medical care and health decisions. There are several options from which to choose, […]

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How to Write a Last Will and Testament in Illinois

Posted on October 22, 2013

“When an older man or woman passes away, usually he or she has a last will and testament, usually or just a “will.” All people above the age of 18, though, should have a will that can be updated when necessary. It is important for everyone to know how to write a will and what to put write in it. Even if a person does not have many belongings or money, a will can state what is to be done with a person’s property and how that person wishes to […]

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