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FINAL REGULATIONS DEFINING MARITAL STATUS TERMS ISSUED

The IRS has released final regulations that reflect the holdings of Obergefell v. Hodges, a 5-4 decision of the United States Supreme Court, which declared that same sex couples are guaranteed

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DURABLE POWERS OF ATTORNEY FOR PROPERTY: Uses and Abuses

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A Durable power of attorney for property (POAFP) is a very useful and essential financial and estate planning device. Such powers allow a trusted individual to handle a myriad of financial transactions

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WHY A TRUST – SECOND IN A SERIES

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A living trust, unlike a will standing alone, allows individuals to maintain confidentiality as to their assets as well as the provisions concerning the disposition thereof, during their lifetime and

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WHY A TRUST – FIRST IN A SERIES ANSWER NO. 1

Chicago Estate Planning Lawyer

I have been asked many times: “Why do I need a trust?”  There are many reasons to set up a trust during your lifetime. Answer Number 1, which is probably the most common, but not necessarily the

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NEW LAWS TO SAFEGUARD THE ELDERLY

Governor Pat Quinn recently signed a number of bills that are intended to protect senior citizens from financial or physical harm. The new laws are designed to protect seniors in a variety of ways

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DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT OVERTURNED

What does the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision declaring DOMA unconstitutional mean to Illinois same-sex couples?

Well, while a great moral victory and as portents for the future, a great deal; in the

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NEW ILLINOIS EXEMPTION: PERSONAL PROPERTY

Both houses of the Illinois General Assembly have passed legislation to amend the Illinois statute which provides for the exemption of personal property of individuals from judgment, attachment or distress

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ASSISTING ELDERLY PARENTS WITH THEIR FINANCES

What should you do (or not do) to assist an elderly parent in handling their finances? The time honored (or dishonored) technique is to put your name on their accounts or other financial instruments

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