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Trust Reformation Explained | Illinois Estate Planning and Probate

What is Trust reformation?

In this article, we explain trust reformation in Illinois.  Even the best plans can face unexpected hurdles. If a will or trust does not address unforeseen circumstances, one can expect litigation by competing beneficiaries.

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What Happens to Stocks and Bonds after Someone Dies? | Illinois Probate and Estate Administration

What Happens to Stocks and Bonds after Someone Dies?

In this article, we explain how to transfer stocks and bonds after someone dies.  We also answer the questions, "How to determine what stocks and bonds the decedent owns", "How to determine whether stocks and bonds should be part of a probate estate", as well as How to transfer sticks and bonds after someone dies", and "What if you can't find stock certificates and bonds when someone dies."

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Family Settlement Agreements for Illinois Probate Litigation and Trust Disputes

Family Settlement Agreements for Illinois Probate Litigation and Trust Disputes

In this article we explain family settlement agreements for Illinois probate litigation and trust disputes.  A family settlement agreement can be used to resolve ambiguities within a trust or will in order to avoid tension between family members and costly litigation. We will answer the questions, “what is a family settlement agreement in Illinois probate or trust cases?” and “what can family settlement agreements in probate or trust cases resolve?”

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