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It’s more than the documents creating the estate plan and the taxes By Franklin M. Hartzell Trusts and Estates, January 2012 The author offers a list of topics to discuss with your client when planning for his or her future.
Considerations to be made with respect to advance directives By Franklin M. Hartzell Trusts and Estates, February 2004 In the preparation of estate plans for clients, most lawyers draft Advance Directives.
What powers? By Franklin M. Hartzell Trusts and Estates, May 2003 The Illinois General Assembly, in adopting and further amending the statute on Durable Powers of Attorney (755 ILCS 45/2-1) et. sq., made findings with respect to modern financial needs and advances in medical science, which among other things, expanded the application of the Financial Power of Attorney and the permissible scope of the agent's authority.
Practical considerations in the execution of estate planning documents—beware of the bomb By Franklin M. Hartzell Trusts and Estates, June 2002 In the execution of estate planning documents, whether you believe the execution to be such that the instrument or instruments are contest proof or you have concern that the documents might be contested, certain safeguards should be established.

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