Estate planning is not just about what happens to your stuff when you die. It is about coordinating all aspects of your life so (i) you can be taken care of during times when you are unable to care for yourself, and (ii) your money and property are distributed to the individuals you have selected upon your death, in the way you want.
Huck Bouma paralegal, Erika Jurgenson, will be a featured speaker during the Institute for Paralegal Education Audio Webinar, “Top Probate Administration Challenges for Paralegals". Erika will specifically address the challenges involved in preparing for Administration and managing documents for Probate and Estate Fillings.
Effective January 1, 2020, numerous changes will go into effect regarding updates to the Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”) and new Marijuana Legalization.
When a loved one enters hospice care, the whole point is to provide peace of mind and comfort to the patient and the family. Unfortunately, due to a lack of regulation, oversight, and available information regarding hospice care the result is sometimes disappointing.
A 529 plan, legally known as a “qualified tuition plan,” is a savings plan that provides tax advantages designed to encourage people to save for their children or grandchildren’s future education costs.
Thanksgiving is a time for family and celebration. But when a member of your family requires elderly care and support, you might worry about whether they’re up to a big family event.
Identity theft is the last thing a grieving family should have to worry about after the loss of a loved one.
As you gather with your senior loved ones, Thanksgiving provides the ideal setting for saying thank you and sharing experiences.
Huck Bouma participated in “Unbilled Hours of Service”, serving at the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Their Mission: To lead the northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships.” In short -- for no one to be hungry in northern Illinois.
It’s time to take a deep breath and spend some time taking care of yourself before the holidays arrive. You can implement many aspects of self-care on your own. However, a well-designed estate plan will require the help of an experienced estate planning attorney.