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.
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.
A walk through each of the foundational estate planning documents, what they do, and what happens if a client does not have them. This session also includes a brief overview of the fiduciary qualifications and roles for each and the execution requirements for each document.
Review new statutory provisions consistent with Illinois common law governing revocable trusts and learn about a new statute of limitations applicable to trust contests in the absence of a probated will.