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Newsletter articles from 2009
Guardianship crib notes
An easy-to-read chart with statutory reference-- A useful device for those lawyers who routinely practice in this area of elder law.
Observations on Illinois House Bill 0151—The Will Deposit Statute
Illinois House Bill 0151 was introduced January 14, 2009. As an amendment to the Illinois Secretary of State Act, a new Section 5.15 would become part of 15 ILCS 305. It may serve to assist in addressing a problem, the solution to which has been elusive. At the same time, it also raises a question of whether there might be alternatives to what the Bill would accomplish.
In order to provide good representation to hoarders, it is important to understand the condition.
Transfer on death designations and title to real estate
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.
Use of trusts in VA pension planning
This article is on the use of trusts in qualifying veterans and their survivors or dependents for VA pension benefits. The pension benefit can be helpful in paying for unreimbursed medical costs, and often makes the difference between remaining at home and premature admission into a nursing facility.