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Estate planning for first-time parents

Whether adopting or giving birth to a new baby, expectant parents put a lot of energy into preparing for their new love. In addition to setting up a nursery, buying diapers, taking birthing or parenting classes, moms and dads should take the opportunity to update or...

Estate planning and retirement accounts

If you are in the middle of creating an estate plan, or you are thinking about changing your estate plan, it is important to carefully consider your retirement accounts. These accounts can affect your estate and your finances in many ways and if you are aware of any...

How does probate work in Illinois?

Depending on the size of your estate, your last wishes may require probate. With this process, the court supervises the payment of estate debts and the passage of assets to your heirs. Review the probate process in Illinois to inform your estate plan. Formal probate...