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Four Documents Every Estate Plan Should Have

Written by Charles Newland

Probate LawyerCreating an estate plan is not always a simple process. Often, it requires the teamwork of financial advisors, accountants and probate lawyers to create a plan that will protect their client’s assets and well-being in the event of death or serious illness. A solid estate plan should answer all the “what ifs” so that there is nothing left to doubt as to what the wishes of the client for which has been created.
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What Blended Families Need to Know About Estate Planning

Written by Charles Newland

estate planning attorneyBlended Family Structures and Conflicts

Due to rising divorce rates over the last decade, blended families are a common family structure. According to U.S. statistics, 50% of marriages end in divorce, and 43% of new marriages are second marriages for at least one spouse. Every year, one million children end up with newly divorced or divorcing parents. Estate planning for blended families creates a new set of rules for complicated family structures: Read More

Who should you choose to be your will’s executor?

Written by Charles Newland

Pen laying on top of a Will for estate planning

Pen laying on top of a Will for estate planning

Many people view naming someone as the executor of a will as an honor. However, in Illinois, executors typically face challenging fiduciary duties, including inventorying assets, paying estate debts and overseeing asset distribution. If these duties are improperly handled, the estate may lose value or the executor may incur personal liability. Consequently, as a lawyer might note, it is essential for people in Lake County to choose the right executor during estate planning. Read More

Is it possible to avoid probate in Illinois?

Written by Charles Newland

pGavelAndLawbooks_4469868_sAn Illinois man retired to Florida after a successful career as a physician. However, according to the Miami Herald, he did not have much time to relax. His wealthy mother-in-law’s estate was left to lawyers and court-appointed guardians in the probate process. Her children became embattled, fighting over accounts and assets. The man started an organization regarding probate guardianship in the hopes of preventing the situation from happening to others.

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