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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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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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Top 20 Chicagoland Estate Planning Attorney, Kerlin Walsh Law, Shares the Top 5 Reasons to Embrace the Emotional Side of Estate Planning!

  When you hear the phrase “estate plan,” you might first think about paperwork. Or your mind might land on some of the uncomfortable topics that estate planning confronts head-on: end-of-life decisions, incapacity, and your family’s legacy from generation to generation. Those subjects hit home for everyone.   But while

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Worth, Illinois Based Estate Planning Attorney, Kerlin Walsh Law, Helps Client’s Prepare for Life if They Become Incapacitated

5 Essential Legal Documents You Need for Incapacity Planning   Comprehensive estate planning is more than your legacy after death, avoiding probate and saving on taxes — this area we are referring to is called Incapacity Planning. Good estate planning includes a plan in place to manage your affairs if

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Chicago Suburb Estate Planning Attorney, Kerlin Walsh Law, Wants to Make Sure Your Child(ren) are Protected in Case You Become Incapacitated or Die

Do It Now: Name a Guardian for Your Minor Child(ren)   We know it’s hard. Thinking about someone else raising your children stops us all in our tracks. It feels crushing and too horrific to consider. But you must. If you don’t, a stranger will determine who raises your children

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