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    Understanding Estate Planning legal terms

    Understanding Estate Planning legal terms While you are in the process of planning your estate, you will hear certain terms spoken by your estate planning lawyer or see it referenced in legal documentation. When you work with a lawyer you can feel comfortable knowing that he or she will answer your questions and address your…

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    Is it time for Home Care?

    Is it time for Home Care? Sometimes it can be easy to tell when an aging family member needs home care, such as when an injury or serious illness occurs. Other times, it can be more difficult to determine if an older adult could use some help to stay safe, healthy, and comfortable in their…

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    Can an Estate be closed if a lawsuit has been created?

    Can an Estate be closed if a lawsuit has been created? There isn’t anything that slows down probate more than a pending lawsuit. Probate makes sure that all of the loose ends are tied up in a deceased’s life. If someone creates a lawsuit throughout the proceedings, the estate typically is not able to be…

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    4 Ways to pay for Home Care

    4 Ways to pay for Home Care By Linda Kunicki, BrightStar Care There comes a time in most people’s lives when age or disability makes it difficult for them to live on their own. When that happens, families often wonder how they will pay for their aging relative’s care. They may contemplate moving the senior…

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    Does an older adult need a guardian to use Home Care?

    Does an older adult need a guardian to use Home Care? When an older adult reaches a point in their lives where they need some help at home, it can be difficult to know where to turn. One option for seniors is to use an agency to hire home care. While this is a great…

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    How do I file a claim against a probate estate in Illinois?

    How do I file a claim against a probate estate in Illinois? In any probate estate, the representative of the estate (either the administrator of the executor depending on whether there is a will) is charged with the task of collecting all of the assets of the estate, paying all of the debts of the…

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    Is a “no contest” provision in a will enforceable?

    Is a “no contest” provision in a will enforceable in Illinois? A no contest, or in terrorem clause, is a provision in a will or trust which is designed to threaten anyone from challenging the validity of the document. These types of provisions generally provide that in the event that someone challenges the validity will…

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    Can I bring alcohol into Illinois?

    Can I bring alcohol into Illinois? You cannot bring more than minimal amounts of alcohol into the State of Illinois. Illinois has placed many restrictions on the importation of alcohol. These restrictions do not only apply to businesses, but also apply to individual Illinois residents. The Federal law gives Illinois full authority to regulate the…

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    Can my liquor license be revoked for unauthorized importation of liquor into Illinois?

    Can my liquor license be revoked for unauthorized importation of liquor into Illinois? The State of Illinois imposes strict restrictions on the importation of alcohol. Illinois is authorized to impose these restrictions by the U.S. Constitution. The 21st amendment to the U.S. Constitution states as follows: “The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or…

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    Is a Trustee Required to Give an Accounting to the Trust Beneficiaries

    Is a trustee required to give an accounting to the trust beneficiaries? When someone dies and leaves their assets in a trust, it is the responsibility of the successor trustee to follow the terms of the trust. The law imposes many restrictions and requirements upon the trustee. The result is that the trustee owes a…