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Recent Articles from our Legal Resources Section

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    What are common types of executor misconduct?

    Executor Misconduct At Hays Firm, we often represent clients who are heirs or beneficiaries of a “Decedent’s” estate (“Decedent” is another name for a person who has died.). The heirs that we speak with often have concerns about the conduct and activities of an executor of an estate. An executor is the person who manages…

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    What is Financial Exploitation?

    Financial Exploitation of Older Adults and Disabled Adults As our population ages, abuse of the elderly has risen. Abuse takes many forms. Elderly people are often victims of physical, emotional, or financial abuse. This article focuses on the financial abuse or exploitation of older individuals. The perpetrators of such abuse are often people that the…

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    What is the Illinois Financial Exploitation of the Elderly Act?

    Understanding the Illinois Financial Exploitation of the Elderly Act As people age, they become more susceptible to financial exploitation by those around them. Unfortunately, these types of incidents are becoming more common and represent a growing problem in Chicago, the suburbs, and the entire nation. Because senior citizens have a nest egg and own property,…

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    Do I need to file a will in Illinois?

    Filing a Will in Illinois When a loved one dies, the family and friends who are left behind are often confused about their next steps. Amidst their grief, survivors must navigate unknown territory. At Hays Firm, many of our clients are working through an emotional grieving process and handling an Estate or Trust for the…

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