Estate Planning

Plan for your future today. Learn the specific estate planning documents you need to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Power of attorney requirements in Illinois: Types, limitations, and requirements

Power of attorney can help ensure that your financial and healthcare matters are taken care of if you can't be present to sign documents, or if you…

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Pros and cons of having a co-executor of a will

Should you designate more than one person to handle your estate after you pass? Before you decide, find out some of the benefits and drawbacks.

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How divorce affects your estate plan

A final divorce decree settles the financial and legal issues between you and your ex, but it doesn't change your estate planning documents. Find out…

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How to recover unclaimed inheritance money

There are millions of dollars of forgotten funds waiting to be claimed. Could you have inherited more than you realize?

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How to remove a trustee from a family trust

If you are the creator, a co-trustee, or a beneficiary of a family trust and you believe a trustee is not acting properly, there are ways to go about…

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Can a LegalZoom will work for me?

Creating your will through LegalZoom provides you with a state-specific, personalized document that ensures your wishes are carried out. Writing a…

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What is the difference between an estate executor and a trustee?

An executor distributes assets under the probate court's supervision, while a trustee may manage an estate for many years and even for life.

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Living trust: Trustor vs. trustee

Are you thinking about setting up a living trust? If so, you need to understand the difference between the trustor and trustee, how the two are…

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Naming a trustee in your deed of trust

If you're using a deed of trust to secure borrowed money, you need to understand the role of a trustee. Find out who can play this vital role in your…

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Making a living trust the beneficiary of a Roth IRA

In the event funds remain in the Roth at your death, designating a living trust as the beneficiary of your Roth IRA also can benefit your heirs.

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