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Estate Planning, Marriage and Divorce

When considering marriage or a divorce, your estate planning is likely low on the list of priorities. However, these are significant changes in a family situation that should trigger an immediate review of your existing estate planning documents or preparation … more

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Spectrum of Withdrawal Limitations

> Trusts allow for withdrawal limitations ranging from common to creative. > Overly-specific requirements may burden the family and trustee and be struck down if they violate public policy. > Understanding and anticipating the practical administration of the estate prior … more

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Mr. Cub’s Family and Caregiver Battle Over Estate

Chicago Cubs legend, Ernie Banks (“Mr. Cub”), passed away on January 23, 2015, at age 83. His death certificate indicates that he suffered not only from cardiac arrest but also dementia. It appears that Banks’ friend and caregiver, Regina Rice, … more

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Divorce and Your Estate Planning

When an individual is considering a divorce, his or her estate planning is likely low on the list of priorities.  However, divorce is one of those significant changes in your family situation that should trigger an immediate review of your … more

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Elizabeth Edwards’ Will & Privacy

Elizabeth Edwards, who passed away on December 7, 2010, left a Will which made a significant omission.  The Will, signed on December 1, 2010, just days before her death, makes no mention of her estranged husband and former presidential candidate, … more

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