The 63rd Annual Estate Planning Short Course offers more than 18 hours of advanced instruction on Illinois estate planning law through carefully crafted sessions led by experienced estate planning attorneys.
What happens when a disgruntled beneficiary attacks the estate plan after the key witness, the deceased client, has left the scene? Learn to plan with the expectation that conflicts will occur, since the best defense is a good offense. by anticipating potential conflicts associated with: second marriages, assets passing unequally, potential undue influence, the heirs’ emotions, closing letters, and transitioning a business.
Understand the financial consequences for a divorce when one party files for bankruptcy. Is filing a joint bankruptcy in both parties’ (and the attorneys’) best interest? Appreciate the difference between Chapter 7, 13 & 11 including what can be discharged. Learn when does filing of a bankruptcy stays a divorce proceeding and how can that stay be lifted.
Learn best practices for collecting attorneys’ fees by reviewing statutory provisions and relevant case law, including ethical constraints on billing and collection. Learn how to protect yourself with effective engagement letters, proper billing techniques, and more.
Understand the business valuation report prepared by a valuator skilled in valuations for divorce and how to use various pieces of the expert’s report. Learn how a business valuation expert can help develop the owner’s true economic income for support, find hidden assets, and trace source of assets.