Minimize the number of times you will utter the words, “if only I had known …” by learning about Medicaid eligibility rules and other important concepts that “seasoned” elder law attorneys already know like the backs of their hands.
Learn how the Illinois estate tax is really calculated and how prior gifts impact the calculation. You’ll also learn what is and is not deemed to be personal property in the estate of a non-resident decedent, and many other non-intuitive nuances regarding Illinois estate tax law.
Hear from the PAC’s staff to learn how they process inquiries and analyze matters that come before them. Understand some of their recent decisions. Originally presented as part of the 7th Annual Local Government Law Institute, available in its entirety as P9017-19U.
Understand common issues regarding foundation for and admissibility of medical records, medical bills, doctor’s testimony and opinions. Learn how to get controversial evidence admitted (or object to some).
The lack of affordable housing continues to challenge our communities and impacts a wide spectrum of people – from homeless youth and families to seniors, immigrants, working families, and individuals with disabilities. The need for affordable housing presents different challenges in different locations-- from gentrification in appreciating markets to the need for revitalization and redevelopment in others. Explore a variety of federal, state, and local financing and policy tools (from the City of Chicago’s Affordable Requirements Ordinance to federal and state tax credits) that can be used to create, preserve and expand affordable housing in urban, suburban and rural communities.
Learn about unusual assets, like cryptocurrency, and how clients can own, title, and transfer them, along with related cybersecurity concerns. This course also covers electronic wills and issues related to remote witnessing, remote notarization, and custody of electronic documents.
Upon the death of a spouse, how can the surviving spouse ensure economic survival? What if the decedent spouse did not provide for the surviving spouse under the estate plan? How does the survivor manage financial affairs during the course of administration? What rights do minor children have? Find out how these matters are handled in the course of estate administration.