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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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Chicago Suburb Estate Planning Attorney, Kerlin Walsh Law, Offers Advice on How to Choose a Trustee for Your Trust

When you establish a trust, you name someone to be the trustee. A trustee does what you do right now with your financial affairs – collect income, pay bills and taxes, save and invest for the future, buy and sell assets, provide for your loved ones, keep accurate records, and

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A Guide On How to Stress Test Your Estate Plan from the Experienced Estate Planning Attorneys At Kerlin Walsh Law

  So you’ve established an Estate Plan. Good for you! However, you still have to ensure that the strategy you’ve selected will maximize your peace of mind and protect your legacy. Estate plans are living, breathing creations. Your life can and will change due to new births, children getting older

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