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Children require the basic essentials and both parents are obligated to support their children following a divorce, even if one pays the other child support. Illinois follows guidelines in determining each parent’s obligations toward supporting each child. But have you ever wondered why your child support payments were set so high or so low? Illinois uses an Income Shares model to determine who will pay the child support payments and how much the obligor is legally required to pay. Consulting an attorney can help you better understand the financial implications of child support and help you establish a schedule to
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The more beneficiaries there are in a will, the more likely someone will be left disappointed enough to attempt to contest it. It is not uncommon for family, friends, or colleagues to feel snubbed after a will reading. Some are grateful, whereas others feel they deserve more. When attempting to contest a will, it will require a reason that is more than “I think I deserve more.” An attorney with experience in probate litigation can offer assistance in having a will thrown out by challenging its validity.
Common Reasons For Contesting A Will
There are a few different reasons
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Getting your affairs in order so that your golden years are much more enjoyable takes careful planning and foresight. By properly planning your estate, you put yourself in a better position to mitigate risks and take control of your “endgame.” An estate planning lawyer will have invaluable advice and guidance on how best to stay on track to meet your expectations later in life. Of course, planning mistakes can happen, and it is better to be proactive in avoiding committing them as early as possible.
You Do Not Have a Plan
The biggest mistake you can make with estate
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Many people find trusts beneficial. Whether or not you choose to create a living trust is a personal choice. Though a lawyer is not necessary, hiring one experienced in estate planning can bring you much-needed peace of mind.
What is a Trust?
A trust can allow a grantor to entrust their assets to another while alive and maintain some control over them. It also allows the grantor to determine who receives their property after they die. While alive, a trust will manage your assets. Once you die, the trustee will distribute the assets to those that align with your wishes.
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Divorce can bring along disputes that linger long after the process is finalized. An ex-spouse can often feel resentful or angry toward the other, creating a difficult situation moving forward. Divorce is already stressful enough without having to deal with the fallout. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to weather the storm that a difficult ex can bring about.
An uncooperative or combative spouse can only make life harder for you. Your best bet is to recognize where the conflict is coming from and adapt accordingly. A divorce lawyer can help with these matters. You can discuss your challenges
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Proper estate planning is crucial for everyone. It is important to know and avoid common mistakes. Being proactive and strategic with your estate plan allows you to efficiently transfer assets to chosen beneficiaries and provide for loved ones. Working with an Illinois estate planning attorney can help streamline the process for you.
Not Creating a Customized Will
A primary mistake is never creating a will customized to your specific situation. Having a properly drafted will prevents assets from having to go through lengthy court-supervised probate and allows you to distribute property according to your wishes. It also lets you name
Continue Reading Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid If You Live in Illinois