Observations on Illinois House Bill 0151—The Will Deposit Statute
, April 2009
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.
Case comment: In Re Grandparent Visitation of China Pfalzgraf, a Minor
, May 2008
The recent Fifth District Appellate Court case of In Re Grandparent Visitation of China Pfalzgraf, No. 07-F-137, presents yet another case of the courts’ divining what is in the best interest of the child. In Pfalzgraf, the court addressed the issue of grandparent visitation.
Serving those who served: A guide to helping veterans
, March 2005
As each day passes, more and more of our World War II and Korean War veterans are buried. We also witness the increasing number of names of Vietnam veterans in the obituary sections of the newspapers.
Do-It-Yourself Will kit—For a few dollars more
, April 2003
Call me a glutton for punishment, but when I saw the ad in a recent Sunday news magazine for the Do-It-Yourself Will kit, I was sure that with the passage of time to further research and develop, the gaps I had found in past publications would have been filled in.
Notes from the Chair Recap as the baton is passed
, June 2002
In a recent article in the ABA Journal by Margaret Graham Tebo, Ms. Tebo states that the days of representing older clients by simply addressing estate-planning issues are past.
Notes from the chair
, May 2002
One of the responsibilities of a section council is to receive, review, and comment on pending legislation.
Notes from the chair
, October 2001
As I write this article, I have just finished reading the last article written by my predecessor, Lee Beneze.
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