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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles From Robert S. Held

Refuse the Bequest or Lose the Will Contest: The Unforgiving Doctrine of Election By Robert S. Held July 2010 Article, Page 374 Beneficiaries who accept even a small bequest can be estopped from later challenging the will - and the principle applies to trusts, too.
IRAs and Bankruptcy in Illinois By Robert S. Held August 2005 Article, Page 414 Creditors are unlikely to reach an Illinois resident's IRA account - find out why.
A Trust Counsel’s Duty to Beneficiaries By Robert S. Held December 2004 Article, Page 636 Although the law is unsettled, attorneys for trusts may owe a fiduciary duty to trust beneficiaries.