Articles From Colleen L. Sahlas

A baker’s dozen considerations before probating small or insolvent decedents’ estates By Colleen L. Sahlas Trusts and Estates, March 2016 This article addresses those cases where probate is optional, and offers a number of factors for you to consider as you and your client determine whether or not probate is the most prudent course of action for a certain insolvent or small estate.
Become more efficient by using a probate checklist By Colleen L. Sahlas Trusts and Estates, September 2015 This checklist is designed specifically for uncontested, testate estates in Independent Administration in Cook County, Illinois. With a little tweaking, it can also be used for other counties in Illinois.
6 strategies to better represent sellers of real estate By Colleen L. Sahlas Real Estate Law, June 2014 Implement these six strategies when representing sellers of residential real estate to avoid a myriad of problems down the road.
Five reasons to collect a retainer up front in lieu of getting paid at the closing By Colleen L. Sahlas Real Estate Law, April 2011 Avoid risks and take the simple step of collecting a retainer up front.

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