(August 2021) Oak Brook based law firm DeBlasio & Gower LLC is pleased to announce that David M. Gower has been named Chairman of the DuPage County Bar Association’s Estate Planning and Probate Section. “David […]
The singer-songwriter commonly known as “Prince” died in 2016 without an estate plan. He had no Will and no Trust. Calamity ensued. At least 40 people claimed to be his heir and demanded a portion […]
Here are 10 life changes that should prompt a review of your estate plan… 1. Marital Status – Are you recently married, divorced, or remarried? 2. Size of family – Have you recently welcomed children […]
On March 20, 2020, Illinois Governor Pritzker ordered millions of residents to stay home to help contain the COVID-19 virus, with exceptions for certain essential activities, businesses and operations. (See ExecutiveOrder-2020-10). Yes, there is a […]
A Health Care Power of Attorney is an important part of an estate plan, and it just got easier to get one.
The Illinois State Bar Association (“ISBA”) has issued an advisory opinion that attorneys representing clients in probate cases cannot ethically collect fees in excess of the amount determined to be reasonable by the court.
Several new laws designed to protect senior citizens are now in effect in Illinois. Supporters of these laws say they will promote safety, increase accountability for caretakers, and help authorities identify and respond to reports […]