If you’re just beginning your estate planning, you’re probably thinking that you should start with a will. Without it, the state will take care of your affairs, and probably not in the way you might have wanted. This is especially true if your children are minors, and they could end up with … [Read more...] about What Are The Different Kinds Of Wills Available In Illinois?
Providing for your children, grandchildren or other young relative’s education is another way to provide for your family after you’re gone, as well as create another trust for your estate plan. These trusts aren’t traditional trust funds, but a 529 college savings plan to be used for educational … [Read more...] about What Happens If The Beneficiary Of An Educational Trust Doesn’t Go To College?
One of the most popular options for estate planning in Illinois is a charitable trust, where an individual donates and transfers valuable assets to a charity to “hold” until the owner’s passing. You still “own” your property as an appointed trustee, or you can appoint someone else to do it. … [Read more...] about Do Charitable Trusts Pay Capital Gains Taxes?
Estate planning is supposed to take care of all of your final affairs and make sure your family doesn’t have to suffer through months or years of probate, or watching the state take money and property from them if you’re without a will. Creating a Chicago IL living trust allows your property to … [Read more...] about Can A Living Trust Be Contested in Chicago, IL?
Funding your child’s higher education can be daunting, and every parent waits with bated breath to see how much the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) might help chip away at the monstrous bill. But the superficially “straightforward” process of reporting your assets and income can be … [Read more...] about Can a Living Trust Affect My Child’s FAFSA for a Chicago College or University?