New Law Makes Small Estate Administration In Illinois Easier

The handling of small estates has always been problematic. The probate process is not quick, or easy or cheap. The probate process can particularly be a burden on small estates. For years, the State of Illinois has provided an alternative mechanism for handing small estates, but the limitations excluded many estates that might otherwise qualify, making it…

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Estate Planning for Second Marriages

When people are in love, they are not usually preoccupied with death; they are focused on living. Second marriage situations, however, present issues that should be discussed and addressed, especially when there are children from a first marriage. Whether the second marriage follows a divorce or the death of a spouse, careful consideration of estate…

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Drendel Named Top Lawyer

Kevin G. Drendel has been named one of Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers for 2014 by The American Lawyer in connection with The National Law Journal and will be featured in the 2014 edition of Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers. The recognition is given to attorneys who have attained a preeminant AV rating from Martindale-Hubbel, the oldest rating service for…

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