As of January 1, 2012, Illinois allows real estate to be transferred via a transfer of death deed. At your death, the real estate will transfer to the beneficiary named on the transfer of death deed. This guide summarizes the new law.
Elder Abuse involves financial abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, physical abuse and neglect. Between 1 and 2 million people have suffered elder abuse by someone from whom they depended for care and protection. (National Research Council Panel)
When a physician who has examined an individual determines he or she is totally incapable of making financial or personal decisions and there is no existing valid power of attorney for health care or property, it may be necessary to obtain guardianship.