Durable General Power of Attorney – What Is It?
The Durable General Power of Attorney is a document executed by an individual with mental capacity (the “principal”) in which he or she nominates an agent (formerly known...more
Many people joke that all people getting divorced have temporary diminished capacity because it is during divorce that we often see otherwise confident, smart and successful people engage in foolish behaviors. But, putting...more
Roughly half of all marriages in the United States eventually end in divorce. The statistics are even bleaker in California, where the divorce rate hovers at around sixty percent. In light of these odds, getting married in...more
A testator has held a younger man out for nearly sixty years as being his son. When the testator drafts a will stating that he has no children, is that statement a sufficient basis to plead a will challenge based on lack of...more
This afternoon, the Illinois Supreme Court announced that it will file two opinions in civil cases on 9:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. The upcoming opinions are...more
A relatively quiet Illinois Supreme Court gave little indication of its leanings last week during oral argument in DeHart v. DeHart....more
Every competent person has the right to decide what happens to their property after they die.
However, the elderly may not completely understand what is involved in making a will or changing an existing one. Unscrupulous...more