Section Newsletter Articles on Probate Act
The new Civil Union Act and its effect on the Illinois Probate Act
Women and the Law
, November 2011
While intestacy laws may protect surviving spouses who are parties to a civil union, it is important to keep in mind that only six states recognize these unions. Therefore, estate planning for disability and death remain important tools for same-sex couples.
Helpful changes to the Probate Act
, September 2010
The amendments to the Probate Act, which become effective early next year, will provide definitive answers for practitioners and will protect the rights of parents and the best interests of minor children.