Electronic Wills and Remote Witnessing

Posted by James D. Greenwood | Aug 05, 2022 | 0 Comments

Until recently, wills had to be signed on paper, and the testator, witnesses, and notary public all had to be in the same location to physically witness the signing of the documents. With the passing of the Illinois Electronic Wills and Remote Witnesses Act, we can now offer electronic wills as well as remote witnessing and notarizing over audio/video conference to anyone residing in Illinois. Contact us to learn more.

Initial Consultations

Posted by James D. Greenwood | May 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

Most lawyers offer free consultations. Read on to learn more about what to expect during initial consultations. If you have a legal question or need help with a legal situation, please give us a call at 309-517-5415, or use the "book now" feature on our website to schedule an in person, telephone, or virtual consultation with us.

Illinois Intestacy Laws

Posted by James D. Greenwood | May 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

The state of Illinois has laws regarding what happens to your assets upon your death. The best way to ensure your assets get distributed according to your wishes is to set up an estate plan and a Will. Contact us if you'd like to begin the process.

Special Needs Trusts

Posted by James D. Greenwood | Apr 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

TLDR: If you or a loved one have a disability and rely on government assistance benefits such as Social Security or Medicaid a Special Needs Trust may be a useful tool protect your assets and plan for the future while allowing you to receive the assistance you need.

Adding Children and Planning for the Future

Posted by James D. Greenwood | Feb 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

TLDR: When you have a child a few items to discuss with your estate planner and financial planner include setting up college savings plans, adjusting your life insurance, making changes to your wills and trusts, adjusting your powers of attorney, and checking for available government benefits. These are a great starting point and can lead into a robust plan. Talk to your estate planner and financial planner when you have an addition to your family.

It's Tax Time 2022 Edition

Posted by James D. Greenwood | Jan 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

TLDR: 2022 Taxes are coming due for individual taxpayers. The IRS issued a note regarding child tax credits and reminded folks that there is a phase out. Additionally, if you haven't filed in the past due to low income consider filing as you may still be eligible for a refund.

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Greenwood Law is committed to answering your questions about Estate Planning law issues in Rock Island, Illinois.

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