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Your Summer Checklist

May 21, 2022      by: tlaw

A checklist helps to ensure there are no gaps in your health care, financial, insurance, or estate plan documents.

Joint Tenancy

POD and TOD Account Disadvantages

April 15, 2022      by: tlaw

What are POD and TODs? They are an increasingly popular method of providing for the distribution of financial accounts at your death. They are helpful in certain situations; however, there are critical limitations and risks associated with using them.

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Health Care Power of Attorney and Kids

February 14, 2022      by: tlaw

Is it necessary for your children to have a Health Care Power of Attorney document? The short answer is- Maybe

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George Halas, Prince and a Chicago Cop

January 13, 2022      by: tlaw

What could those three people possibly have in common? Horrendous estate planning.

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Know Your Health Care Rights

December 15, 2021      by: tlaw

We have all experienced the health care system. Honestly, can you say you are looking forward to your next experience? Part of it is the uncertainty of what we will find out. However, most of our anxiety and frustration is about the feeling we are not in control. Well, you can be, and you have the right to be in total control of your health and your care.

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Firearms Transfer Rules Update

October 25, 2021      by: tlaw

Whether it is at your retirement or your death, an often overlooked issue can cause many problems. Whether you have two firearms or 20+, there is a process to transfer them to another person. I know you are fully aware of how someone did that a few months ago. However, like everything else, times have … Continue reading Firearms Transfer Rules Update

Have Your Beneficiaries Been Reviewed Lately?

September 18, 2021      by: tlaw

There are various reasons why your listed beneficiaries might not fit your current intentions. It can also prove costly because of circumstances beyond your control.

Living Trust Timely Updates to Act Now

August 20, 2021      by: tlaw

The Fall Season is traditionally when clients finally take care of their Living Trust and estate plan. There isn’t anyone who hasn’t thought of taking care of this critical business. But there always seems to be something more important to do. Hopefully, this update gives you some valuable information and an incentive.

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Do You Have Umbrella Insurance?

August 6, 2021      by: tlaw

A standard umbrella policy covers all vehicles on your policy and your home for injuries caused to guests or visitors on your property. An umbrella policy can also cover libel or slander claims (posting a bad review or social media comment,) malicious prosecution, and overseas travels. The policy limits begin at $1,000,000,00 and average only $230 per year.

Asset Protection for Your Home

July 13, 2021      by: tlaw

It is often shocking to discover how vulnerable your most valuable asset is to being lost. Yet, a few simple, inexpensive asset protection steps can protect your home.