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WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATE PLANNING

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This site contains basic information on estate planning. It is not legal advice for your particular situation. The information in this site is based solely on Illinois law and is applicable only to Illinois residents.

For a preliminary consultation about your estate planning, please feel free to call Donald Thompson at the above number.

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A-B Trust

Antenuptial Agreement

Asset Protection

Avoiding Probate

Beneficiary

Beneficiary Designation

Business Succession Planning

Buy-Sell (Shareholder) Agreements

Charitable Deduction

Charitable Lead Trust

Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT)

Civil Unions and Same Sex Marriages

Coverdell ESAs

Credit Against Tax/Unified Credit

Crummey Trust/Crummey Powers

Decanting

Disability and Health Insurance

Disclaimers

Durable Power of Attorney

Dynasty Trust

Estate

Executor

Family Limited Partnership

Family Trust/Credit Shelter Trust

Financing of Estate Tax Generated by Closely Held Businesses

Generation-Skipping Tax (GST)

Gift Tax Exclusion

Gifts

Gifts of Family Business Interests

Grantor

Grantor Retained Annuity Trust (GRAT)

Grantor Retained Unitrust (GRUT)

Grantor Trust

Health Care Surrogate

Illinois Estate Tax

Income Splitting

Installment Sales to Descendants

Insurance Arbitrage

In Terrorem Clause

Intestate

IRA and Qualified Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designations

IRA and Retirement Plan Interests

Irrevocable Trusts

Joint and Mutual Wills

Joint Tenancy, Tenancy by the Entireties, Tenancy in Common

Joint Trusts

Kiddie Tax

Land Trusts

Life Estate

Life Insurance

Life Insurance Trusts

Living Trusts 

Living Wills

Marital Deduction

Marital Deduction Trust

Organ Donation

Other Lifetime Trusts

Pay on Death Accounts

Pet Trust Act

Pour-Over Will

Power of Appointment

Power of Attorney

Q-Tip Trust

Qualified Disclaimer

Qualified Personal Residence Trust (QPRT)

Rates

Remainder/Reversion

Residue

Reviewing an Estate Plan

RPM Trust

Sale to an Irrevocable Grantor Trust

Section 529 Qualified Tuition Programs and Other Education Cost Planning Programs

Self-Cancelling Installment Note (SCIN)

Simple Will

Small Estate Affidavit

Special Use Valuation

Stepped-Up Basis/Carryover Basis

Tax Returns

Taxable Estate

Taxes

Testate

Testator

Total Return Trusts

Transfer on Death Accounts

Transfer on Death Instrument for Real Estate

Transfers Within Three Years of Death

Trustee

Trust Protector

Trusts

2503(c) Trusts for Minors

Uniform Transfers to Minors Acts

Virtual Representation

What Happens Without an Estate Plan

What Is Estate Planning

What to Bring with You When You See the Lawyer

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Donald M. Thompson * Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers
55 W. Monroe #3950; Chicago, IL 60603
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