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Future Planning for an Independent Adult with Special Needs

Future Planning for an Independent Adult with Special Needs

If your family includes an independent adult with special needs, you should do some future planning to ensure your child or other relative has everything he or she needs to continue living independently. Here are a few suggestions and options …
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When You Have No Estate Plan: Part 2

When You Have No Estate Plan: Part 2

Not having an estate plan could lead to serious consequences for your family in your absence. Future planning not only helps you move forward if you have a serious illness or if you are in need of money in the …
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When You Have No Estate Plan: Part 1

When You Have No Estate Plan: Part 1

When you have no estate plan, life changes could lead to personal and financial disaster. Future planning is all about planning now to save time, trouble, stress, and money in the future. If you are on the fence about creating …
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Picking the Right Professionals for Your Trust

Picking the Right Professionals for Your Trust

Trustees of special needs trusts often need to pick professionals to assist with trust management and oversight. With so many licensed professionals to choose from, how does a careful trustee find the “right” professionals? Consider a few basic guidelines. How …
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Types of Illinois Adult Guardianships

Illinois law permits several different types of adult guardianships. Guardianships protect people with special needs by allowing guardians to make financial, legal, and logistical decisions for them. Guardianships are supervised by the probate court, which appoints a guardian, oversees administration of …
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What Is a Power of Attorney?

What Is a Power of Attorney

A power of attorney ensures that someone will be there to make decisions for a person when he is no longer able to make them for himself. It is a legal document specifying that a certain person or persons can …
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