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Help! Do I need a special needs trust?

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A special needs trust is a document that allows you to hold or protect assets for your beneficiary with disabilities. Here are some reasons why you should establish a special needs trust. To choose someone to serve as a trustee, especially if your beneficiary is unable to manage finances To protect assets for your loved…
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Trusts when estate planning

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You may be considering establishing a trust as part of your estate planning actions. There are key benefits to be gained from this course of action. These can include… Preventing the need for time and cost consuming probate Provisions in a trust can typically remain private; whereas a will must be filed with the Circuit…
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Estate planning and adoption: what you need to know

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Your adopted child has the same legal rights as your biological children when it pertains to estate planning situations. However, these circumstances may differ when your child isn’t legally adopted, requiring you to make changes to your estate plan, will, and trust. To avoid issues with your property, name your adopted child as an heir…
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Do you really need a divorce attorney?

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You’ve decided to end your marriage but don’t know what to do next. Here are two reasons why consulting with a divorce attorney is a wise move. You’ll learn all your options From mediation to litigation, there’s more than one way to proceed in a divorce. An experienced family attorney will review your situation and…
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Divorce after adoption

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No couple adopts a child with plans to divorce. However, circumstances may occur where you and your partner decide to split amicably. So, what happens to your adopted child? After a divorce, both partners have parental legal rights of their kid/s. Hence, you or your partner can seek custody of the adopted child. However, the…
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How to choose the right divorce lawyer

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It can be extremely difficult to know where to turn to when faced with divorce. Most of us don’t have prior experience with the legal landscape associated with this process. Therefore, it’s not surprising to hear of time and money getting wasted as clients move from one divorce lawyer to another in search of the…
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Marriage or divorce calls for an updated will

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You probably thought you were done with your will once you made it. While this is a common misconception, updating your will is often necessary after a marriage or divorce. When you’re getting married, you likely want to provide for your spouse in your will. Illinois’ estate laws do protect spouses, but you might decide…
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