Probate Survival Guide: Expert Tips for Executors and Heirs

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Navigating the probate process can be daunting, especially during a time of grief. Whether you are an executor or an heir, understanding what to expect and how to handle each step can make the process smoother and less stressful. A At Heartland Law Firm, we specialize in probate, estate planning, elder law, and trusts and […]

Wills vs. Trusts Webinar Replay

Did you miss our recent webinar about Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts? Watch this webinar replay to the end to get your questions answered – completely no legalese, we promise! You’ll hear us reference an offer to create a 1 page estate plan model for you for FREE – that link is still available, […]

Opening a Trust Account at a Bank

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A Step-by-Step Guide with Expert Legal Insight Opening a trust account at a bank is a strategic move in managing your assets for the future benefit of your beneficiaries. With over a decade of experience in the legal and estate planning field, I’ve assisted numerous clients in navigating this process. This comprehensive guide aims to […]

Elder Care and Legal Guardianship in 2024: A Holiday Revelation

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The Holiday Eye-Opener for Elder Care 2024 As families gather around the festive lights and joyous celebrations of the holiday season, these reunions often bring to light more than just shared memories and traditions. For many these gatherings can reveal the subtle yet significant changes in their elderly loved ones. It’s during these moments, amidst […]

Family Treasures: Navigating the Complexities of Heirloom Inheritance

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Heirloom Inheritance: At The Heartland Law Firm, we understand that heirlooms are more than just objects; they’re a bridge to the past and a legacy for the future. But after helping hundreds of people navigate the distribution and in some cases the wisdom of passing down family heirlooms, we know there can be unforeseen consequences. […]

Trust Administration FAQ: Navigating the Process with Expertise

Trust administration is a crucial process that involves managing and distributing the assets of a trust in accordance with the trust agreement. It’s a responsibility that requires a deep understanding of legal obligations and fiduciary duties. Heartland Law Firm specializes in providing comprehensive support and guidance in trust administration, ensuring that the trust’s operations are […]

Comprehensive FAQ on Elder Law in Illinois

Elder Law FAQs: Navigating the Legal Landscape for Seniors and Their Families Navigating the intricate labyrinth of laws and legal matters related to aging can be overwhelming, especially when you’re already dealing with the emotional and physical challenges that come with this life stage. Whether you’re contemplating long-term care planning, concerned about elder abuse, or […]

3 Questions to Ask Your Probate Lawyer

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A probate lawyer is there to oversee and guide the process of probate. Probate is a court-ordered process that takes place after someone has passed away. Probate is typically only done if there is not a will in place, individuals are disputing the will, or the estate is sizeable and complex. If you are looking […]

Long Term Care Planning-It’s more than just an insurance policy

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Busy lifestyles are something many families are accustomed to. You have your to-do list that includes taking care of things that need attention such as yard work or fixing the leak in the basement. You may even have a plan in place to help you save for future events such as education and retirement. Long […]

Making Life Transitions Easier with a Geriatric Care Manager

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Many people live busy lives with full schedules that include caring for their family and working at their jobs. But, when a family member such as a parent becomes ill or not so well all of the sudden, you become responsible for their well-being. I have seen families experience this situation and voicing frustrations due […]