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What is a Land Trust?

What is a Land Trust?

If you are finding yourself asking “what is a land trust?” you are not alone. Also called an Illinois land trust because of its origin, a land trust is a legal document that assigns anonymous land ownership to a beneficiary.  A land trust was created in the...

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What Does A Real Estate Lawyer Do?

What Does A Real Estate Lawyer Do?

If you’re buying or selling a home, or working on any sort of real estate deal, hiring a real estate lawyer is the best way to ensure everything goes as planned. Illinois real estate law can be confusing, but a lawyer can guide you through any tricky process. So, what...

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How To Find The Right Attorney For You

How To Find The Right Attorney For You

When facing legal troubles, it can be a complicated process to find the right attorney. How do you find someone you trust with your circumstances and your finances? Mark Schottler offers tips for hiring the right probate attorney or estate planning attorney for...

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When A Trust Is And Is Not Right For You

When A Trust Is And Is Not Right For You

As much as it hurts to imagine, no one is on this Earth forever. Though the idea that you may no longer be around to care for your loved ones is not pleasant, it is an event that everyone should prepare for by developing an estate plan. Two of the most common estate...

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3 Mistakes People Make When Selling A Home

3 Mistakes People Make When Selling A Home

When the time comes to sell your home, you have to take many important actions to hand the house over to a new owner. With the help of a great real estate agent and real estate attorney, you should have a pleasant and easy experience during the selling process....

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What Is Estate Planning And Why Is It Important?

What Is Estate Planning And Why Is It Important?

You work hard for your estate and it is important to develop a plan so that your property is passed on to the people that you care about. Estate planning is crucial to assuring your assets go where you want them to. Without a proper plan, your assets can be handed...

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Are Wills And Trusts The Same Thing?

Are Wills And Trusts The Same Thing?

If you have property, financial assets, or children, it is important to make sure that you create a legal plan for your estate. Two processes you can take to make sure your intentions come to fruition are creating wills and trusts.  Wills and trusts are legal...

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5 Common Probate Questions

5 Common Probate Questions

Get Answers From An Experienced Probate Attorney Probate is a complicated process that not many are aware of. In fact, many people who find themselves in the middle of a complex probate case know nothing about it. It can be hard to find information on the subject....

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How Long Does The Probate Process Take?

How Long Does The Probate Process Take?

A common question about probate is “how long does the probate process take?” What most estate planning lawyers will tell you is that there is no simple answer. The process is different for every estate.While every case is different, participants in a probate case...

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How To Avoid Probate?

How To Avoid Probate?

When it comes to preparing for the end of your life, things can get a bit convoluted. There’s a misconception that if you have a will, it must be honored. Unfortunately this isn’t the case. If the will is proven not valid, or the will is contested, your last wishes...

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FREE GUIDE:

Will vs. a Trust:
What’s Best for You?

Estate planning is full of choices. This guide will help you decide whether a will or trust is right for you.

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