creating a will

creating a will

Estate Planning for Your Parents

If your parents’ financial affairs aren’t in order, here’s what you need to do to get them on track
There’s only one thing more uncomfortable than having a sit-down conversation with your parents about their financial matters, and that’s discussing how their financial matters will be handled when they pass away. …

Top 3 Estate Planning Essentials For Chicagoans

Top 3 Estate Planning Essentials For Chicagoans

Who Needs Estate Planning?
“Estate planning” is an umbrella term that covers multiple legal arrangements, whether you’re managing your assets, your property or how your affairs should be handled after your death. In practice, estate planning can include wills, trusts, powers of attorney, tax planning, business planning, pet custody, charitable giving …

Til Death Do Us Part: The Newlywed’s Guide to Estate Planning

Til Death Do Us Part: The Newlywed’s Guide to Estate Planning

Making Estate Planning Part of Your Wedding Planning
As you prepare to sign on the dotted line promising “til death do us part” to another human being, you might want to consider making a plan in the case that this unfortunate event (the “death” part) actually happens. We understand. Planning for …

Taking Care of the Dying with Living Wills

Addressing the Sensitive Topic of Death
People are living longer today than ever before, yet while they’re alive they’re inflicted with more disease. Modern medicine has enabled people to live longer lives even with terminal illness. However, the last years of life are not always enjoyable, and often involve surgery, chemotherapy, …

Who's Who in a Will

Who’s Who in a Will

Everything you need to know about the key players in a will
During the estate planning process, the owner of the will must name multiple parties to take on different roles in order to properly execute the estate. Before diving into estate planning, familiarize yourself with all of the relevant parties …