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How Do I Start My Estate Plan?

Estate planning design and implementation is not only complex but can be highly emotional. Therefore, it’s important to have a basic understanding of the estate planning process, before approaching a professional.

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What if Your Agent Abuses the Power of Attorney?

Under Illinois law, an individual holding a power of attorney is a fiduciary as a matter of law. The person designated as a power of attorney agent owes a fiduciary duty to the principal—the person making the designation. If your agent abuses the power of attorney, he or she may be subject to civil or even criminal penalties.

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