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December 2019 Archives

Health care directive most underused document in estate planning

Many people don't pause to think about the importance and necessity of having an estate plan. When Illinois residents do make time for estate planning, some usually neglect one crucial document: a health care directive. In fact, two-thirds of all Americans don't have this document in their plans and that may be a major error.

Estate planning for cohabiting seniors in Illinois

More seniors are choosing to live together rather than get married. There are a number of reasons for this, but these individuals in Illinois also need to take some time for estate planning -- especially since they're cohabiting. The rationale behind the jump in these statistics is that many seniors don't find marriage to be financially feasible.