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Category Archives: Probate Litigation

Woman’s Efforts to Change Will Without Professional Assistance Backfire

Just as making a will without the help of a qualified attorney can be dangerous, trying to change an existing will on your own can fail as well. A recent court decision in Minnesota serves as a cautionary reminder to anyone thinking of altering their estate plan on their own. Strohschein Law Group is here to protect what matters and just a phone call away to save you money and potential heart ache. Continue reading






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Do You Need a Lawyer to Write a Will?

Linda Strohschein, your local Certified Elder Law Attorney, will meet with you to create strategy and offer resources to avoid problems that drag out your estate administration and cost money and create headaches for your heirs. Call us today at 630-377-3241






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5 Rights That Trust Beneficiaries Have

Linda Strohschein says, “Failing to plan, is a plan to fail.” Planning ahead through the use of a Trust can be complicated, but the time and effort to do them right are more than worth it. With proper planning, you will be confident that you’ve taken the best steps possible to protect what matters the most – your loved ones and your family’s financial security. Call Strohschein Law Group today, 630-377-3241






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The 6 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes

If you’re like most people, you have the best of intentions with regard to how you want your estate distributed when you die or your affairs handled should you become incapacitated. Unfortunately, without proper planning, your best intentions may not be enough. Here are six of the most common estate planning mistakes people make.






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Family Strife over Elder Care?

Some families can work out these issues on their own, but many cannot, and the disagreements or hurts either fester or break out into open conflict and, occasionally, litigation. Resolution through mediation can bring much better results.






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Medicare Increases Coverage of Mental Health Services

Medicare has increased the amount of mental health coverage beneficiaries are entitled to. After years of unequal treatment, Medicare now covers mental health care the same way it covers physical illnesses.






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What’s the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid in the Context of Long-Term Care?

Although their names are confusingly alike, Medicaid and Medicare are quite different programs. Both programs provide health coverage, but Medicare is an “entitlement” program, meaning that everyone who reaches age 65 and is entitled to receive Social Security benefits also receives Medicare.






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Six Things to Consider Before Making Gifts to Grandchildren

Grandparents often are particularly generous to grandchildren as they see their family’s legacy continuing on to a new generation. In many cases, grandparents feel they have ample resources and their children or grandchildren may be struggling financially. Consider these six issues before writing those checks.






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How to Protect an IRA From Heirs’ Creditors

When a person declares bankruptcy, an individual retirement account (IRA) is one of the assets that is beyond the reach of creditors, but what about an IRA that has been inherited?






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What Happens to Your Debts When You Die?

When you die, your debts do not expire with you. Most debt still needs to be paid off, if possible, although who is responsible for paying the debt depends on the type of debt, and some assets are protected from being used to satisfy a debt.






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