What Is an Estate Plan?

What Is an Estate Plan

Nobody wants to think about how their loved ones will cope when they die. However, it’s important to plan effectively to ensure a smooth transition of your wealth and worldly possessions — even if you’re young or feel like you don’t have much to leave behind.

What Is the Purpose of a Guardian?

What Is the Purpose of a Guardian

A frequent concern for those with aging loved ones is the future need for guardianship. Unfortunately, the concept of guardianship can be confusing and overwhelming.

What Should I Do with an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis?

What Should I Do with an Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Almost half a million new cases of Alzheimer’s disease will be diagnosed this year in the United States, according to the BrightFocus Foundation. Worldwide, someone develops some form of dementia every three seconds.

Why Is It Important to have an Estate Plan?

Why Is It Important to have an Estate Plan

The new Federal Estate tax limit (above which Federal estate taxes will be payable) is $11,200,000.00 per person. Yes, most of us will not hit that limit, but 19 of the 50 states, Illinois included, impose an estate tax of their own ranging from .25% to almost 20% of your estate.

Why Is a Will So Important?

Why Is a Will So Important

The thought of preparing your own will might feel a little daunting, bringing an onslaught of emotions like fear or sadness.

Why You Need an Estate Plan

Why You Need an Estate Plan

Do you know what will happen to your property, belongings, and debt when you die? What about your children? If you haven’t created an estate plan, now’s the time to start. Here’s how.

Why Does Everyone Need an Estate Plan?

Why Does Everyone Need an Estate Plan

Accidents happen. Illnesses can strike anyone unexpectedly. So, take a moment to get a few basic estate planning tasks out of the way. You—and the people you love—will be glad you did.