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Legal planning for married same-sex couples

On behalf of Jill Metz After the ruling issued on June 26, 2015, by the U.S. Supreme Court, marriage for gay and lesbian couples is now a possibility in all 50 states. Although Illinois has had marriage equality since 2014, the Court’s ruling in the marriage equality case Obergefell v...
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What should I know about dementia and estate planning?

On behalf of Jill Metz Legal and financial tools can help families plan for Alzheimer’s, dementia, and the need for long-term care. Alzheimer’s and dementia are terrifying diseases. Upon diagnosis, numerous fears present themselves, among them issues of estate planning. People diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia fear that they...
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Jill’s 2014 Message

A MESSAGE FROM JILL METZ 2013 was an amazing year in the law for inclusiveness and equality. This year the constitutional framework of our country was reinforced and strengthened with the overturn of the Defense of Marriage Act and one state after another, including Illinois, recognizing same-sex marriages. After my...
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