Category Archives: Estate Planning

TIME FLIES … Tempus fugit, so carpe diem

Seven D’s of Life That Affect Your Estate Plan: Desires, dreams, drama, diagnosis, dementia, decline, death. Time flies when you’re having fun!  Time also seems to pass more quickly the older we get.  There is nothing we can do to … Continue reading

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Now, Where Did I Put My Keys? The Staggering Impact of Dementia

Many of us joke that constantly losing our keys is the first sign of Alzheimer’s.  Well, breathe a sigh of relief.  Just misplacing your keys does not mean you suffer from dementia.  However, displaying several early symptoms of dementia may … Continue reading

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Yours, Mine & Ours: Estate Planning for Blended Families

Yours, Mine & Ours:  Estate Planning for Blended Families The number of households with stepchildren has doubled in the last ten years, so it should come as no surprise that you may be the parent or grandparent of a “blended … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning, or 41.7 Billion Reasons to Engage in Estate Planning

Money you don’t know exists may be earmarked for you.  Roughly $41.7 billion of unclaimed assets are held by state treasurers across the country – with $1.7 billion being held by the State of Illinois – according to the National … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons

The Top 10 Reasons To Execute a Power of Attorney By:  Heidi Dodd The benefits of a highly detailed, comprehensive power of attorney are numerous.  Unfortunately, many powers of attorney are more general in nature and can actually cause more … Continue reading

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