Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on Transfer on Death Instrument Act

Estate planning update: The Illinois Transfer on Death Instrument By Katherine A. Chamberlain General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, February 2013 A checklist for lawyers and clients, and applicable forms for attorneys.
Transfer on Death Instrument Act applications in agricultural law By James R. Grebe and Michael P. Roush Agricultural Law, June 2012 The TODI may be a useful alternative to wills, trusts, and other estate planning options, and should be considered when discussing estate planning with your farmer-clients for the transfer of their homestead to the next generation. 
The Transfer on Death Instrument: A new estate planning tool for Illinois attorneys By George L. Schoenbeck Elder Law, June 2012 This article provides an overview of the Act and discusses some of the issues a lawyer may encounter in drafting or attempting to implement a TODI.
The Transfer on Death Instrument: A new estate planning tool for Illinois attorneys By George L. Schoenbeck Real Estate Law, April 2012 This article provides an overview of the Act and discusses some of the issues a lawyer may encounter in drafting or attempting to implement a TODI.
Illinois Residential Real Property Transfer on Death Instrument Act awaits governor’s signature By Charles G. Brown Trusts and Estates, July 2011 An overview of the Illinois Residential Real Property Transfer on Death Instrument Act, written by the author of the bill.
Should Illinois adopt the TOD deed? By Darrell Dies Trusts and Estates, July 2009 Transfer on death of securities has worked well in Illinois for many years, so why not extend the transfer-on-death concept in Illinois to real estate and thereby allow a named beneficiary in a TODD to take direct ownership of real estate upon the grantor’s death? Let’s take a closer look at the TODD concept?
Transfer on death designations and title to real estate By Werner Gruber Elder Law, July 2009 Various methods exist to transfer property outside probate upon one’s death. One such tool, developed for use with bank accounts, involves a pay-on-death (POD) designation. Another tool, developed for use with securities, involves a transfer-on-death (TOD) designation.