IL Estate Planning Blog

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Introducing Property Check

Lake County Recorder of Deeds Mary Ellen Vanderventer has implemented an additional service for homeowners to fight against identity theft and mortgage fraud, called "Property Check".

This new 24/7 service is free to use and allows residents to sign up on the Recorder's website to receive an email and/or text message, alerting them whenever a document has been recorded against a specific name or property address.

Users create and maintain their own name list that is cross-checked as each document is recorded in the Recorder's office.  If a matching name entry is found, an email and/or text message is sent out immediately.  

Lake County residents are encouraged to sign up for FREE property check alerts on the Recorder's website at Lakecountyil.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Feds to Phase Out Using SSN Number for Medicare ID

Feds to Phase Out Using SS Number for Medicare ID
Would-be thieves will soon have one less avenue to use to snare Social Security numbers. Medicare has been the odd holdout among health insurance companies in using Social Security numbers as the basis for member IDs — and printing those identifiers right on the insurance card. That ends next year. Under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, the agency is required to remove Social Security numbers from all Medicare cards by April 2019.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Meditation by Lindsey Holland (Taken from Liguorian Magazine: January 2017)

How Do You Say It? by Lindsey Holland

 Throughout my life, I've been one who has a hard time with words. Probably not in the way you think, though.  It's not that I have nothing to say.  Rather, I tend to say too much.  I say whatever I think.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Safety Concerns for People with Dementia

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

IRS Announces 2017 Estate And Gift Tax Limits: The $11 Million Tax Break

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Announcing the Legacy Stories Reminiscence Program

The Law Offices of Stephen Sutera are proud to offer our clients a convenient way to preserve and pass down life lessons, values and traditions with the award-winning self-guided Legacy Stories Reminiscence Program.


The Law Offices of Stephen Sutera believe that the inclusion of Legacy planning is an important part of your Estate Plan. Legacy Planning involves an examination of your values, community involvement, heritage and family.  Legacy Stories will inspire you to write and record memories, pictures and stories to leave your family a legacy that can inspire the future. 


In a world where youth are learning their values from reality shows and social media, never has there been a more important time when your life lessons and experiences can make more of a difference.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Department of Human Services -- (Click the Title for Story)


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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Group

Learning Together.....
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

I Resolve.....Really. Resolutions that Last

  - Pioneer Press

We've all been there.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

College financial aid tips: Save with quick thinking