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November 2017 Archives

Early signs of dementia

Elderly people in Illinois who are facing the early stages of dementia may need intervention from family members to make major decisions. According to the Mayo Clinic, not all forms of dementia are permanent, but progressive dementia, such as Alzheimer's, typically increases in severity until it obliterates virtually all of a person's memory. In these cases, family members may need to establish a guardianship in order to make decisions on their loved one's behalf when he or she is no longer able to do so independently. However, in order to be adequately prepared, those family members should know the warning signs of this condition.

Planning the future of your family business

Throughout the estate planning process in Illinois, one of your greatest assets is likely your family business. It may be wise to plan out who your successor will be long before you foresee the need for one. That way, you have control over the decisions-making process, and you have time to research the best options for your family and your business. Here at Zapolis & Associates PC, we understand how valuable family businesses are, and we seek to reach the best possible arrangement for all parties involved.

3 weird title problems real estate professionals face

As someone in the real estate industry, you know that listing a property is usually fairly straightforward. Most of the time, you simply meet with the owners, negotiate with them and draft a listing agreement. Representing the owners throughout the listing process is generally easy. 

The differences between a trust and a will

When you begin to create your estate plan in Illinois, you may wonder about the differences between a trust and a will. At Zapolis and Associates, P.C., we understand that it is important to understand these differences so you can put together the best estate plan for you and your family.

Are no-contest clauses enforceable in Illinois?

While it might be easy for many in Mokena to dismiss those who contest the estate decisions of their loved ones as simply being petty or motivated by greed, it should be remembered that a good deal of emotion goes into the disbursement of an estate. When you lose someone close to you, your grief can easily be compounded if it appears that his or her true wishes are not expressed in his or her will. That may lead to questions as to whether or not another beneficiary (likely also someone you share a relationship with) might have attempted to exploit your family member or friend for financial gain. If such doubt does exist, can you be blamed for wanting to contest the will

What does estate planning mean for you?

Estate planning may not be the first thing you think about when you wake up each morning. Especially if you are younger and do not currently have pressing obligations to care for dependents. However, your decision to begin planning your estate in Illinois before it is too late can make a world of difference in assuring that things are arranged exactly as you would want if something were to happen to you. It can also eliminate a lot of the stress, contention and financial strain of your family members who may be left to sort through your life.

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