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After Tax Reform, Is Estate Planning Still Necessary? Kerlin Walsh Law Principle Attorney Eileen Kerlin Walsh Has Your Answer!

The new tax legislation raises the federal estate tax exemption to $11.2 million for individuals and $22.4 million for couples. The increase means that an exceedingly small number of estates (only about 1,800, nationally) will have to worry about federal estate taxes in 2018, according to estimates from the nonpartisan

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Kerlin Walsh Law’s Estate Planning Advice for Military Families

First of all, we would like to thank our veterans for everything they sacrifice and do for our great country! With Veterans Day tomorrow, we wanted to take the opportunity to share some information about Estate Planning for Military Families. We are also offering Military Families $500 off their Estate

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Your Guide to Better Incapacity Protection in Your Estate Plan From Kerlin Walsh Law

There’s no one-size-fits-all estate plan, but an effective one will protect your privacy, free you from court interference, help you protect and manage your assets, save you money on taxes, and enable you to name the people you trust the most to act on your behalf. While estate planning often

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Kerlin Walsh Law’s Principle Attorney, Eileen Kerlin Walsh, Practices Estate Planning That Expresses Who You Are

  5 Things to Talk about with Your Family Before You Become Incapacitated or Die   You intend to pass along your wealth through your estate plan, but what about your wisdom? Ensuring you accomplish both calls for a family meeting to have a conversation about your money, your legacy,

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Top 20 Chicagoland Estate Planning Attorney, Kerlin Walsh Law, Explains Why You Need A Trust

Although many people equate “estate planning” with having a will, there are many advantages to having a trust rather than a will as the centerpiece of your estate plan. While there are other estate planning tools (such as joint tenancy, transfer on death, beneficiary designations, to name a few), only

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Chicagoland Estate Planning Attorney Kerlin Walsh Law Answers Whether or Not a Dynasty Trust Make Sense for Your Family

A dynasty trust is a lucrative Estate Planning tool that only applies to a small percentage of clients but when it’s used it saves hundreds of thousands dollars and can really create the legacy we care about so much! Below, we provide you with some information about this unique trust

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Advice on How to Get Organized to Meet with Your Estate Planning Attorney from Palos Heights Very Own Kerlin Walsh Law

  OK, great! You’ve finally decided it’s time to meet with an estate planning attorney and get your affairs in order. It’s time to make sure your family is protected. Now that you’ve scheduled the first appointment, what’s the next step? You can do one of two things: (1) Simply

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Chicagoland Estate Planning Attorney, Kerlin Walsh Law, Helps You Avoid Court Involvement in Your Estate

  No one wants unnecessary court involvement in their life. But without careful and proactive estate planning, chances are that some aspect of your estate will end up being decided there.   Here are two of the most common ways court proceedings can make their way into the management and

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Top Palos Heights Estate Planning Attorney, Kerlin Walsh Law, Wants You to Know Which Life Events Require an Immediate Estate Plan Update

  Estate planning is the process of developing a strategy for the care and management of your estate if you become incapacitated or upon your death. One commonly known purpose of estate planning is to minimize taxes and costs, including taxes imposed on gifts, estates, generation skipping transfer and probate

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Oak Lawn Estate Planning Attorney, Kerlin Walsh Law, Wants to Help You Leave an Inheritance for Your Children

  Estate planning offers many ways to leave your wealth to your children, but it’s just as important to know what not to do. Here are some things that are all-too-common, but textbook examples of what not to do or try…. Oral Wills If you feel you have a good

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