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Status Update: Frozen at Conception

David Semmelman - Monday, June 29, 2015

You may recall seeing our November, 2014 article about a custody battle over frozen embryos. At the time of the article the case had gone up to the Illinois appellate court for a second time. The appellate court recently found in favor of Karla, the woman seeking to use the frozen embryos to have a child over the objection of her former boyfriend, Jacob. Read More >

​The NEW Illinois Power of Attorney for Health Care

Kimberly Wisneski - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

 The first of January seems like the right date to unveil a makeover. Even a legislative one! The Illinois Power of Attorney for Health Care statute has been amended effective January 1, 2015. The idea behind the changes was to make the power of attorney form more “user friendly” and understandable to the average person. The statutory form has been reformatted to follow a Q&A style and contain points for thought and discussion in the Notice section of the document. Other changes have been made which include additional witness restrictions, more limited life-sustaining treatment options available to the principal, and the elimination of organ donation options. Read More >

​Frozen At Conception: Will There Be A Happy Ending?

David Semmelman - Thursday, November 13, 2014

 To preserve the possibility of future progeny many couples are using in vitro fertilization to create embryos that are then frozen. Those frozen embryos can be implanted many years later. Freezing embryos is very popular. Those in the industry estimate that there are currently up to one million embryos in storage. Read More >

Pet Trusts

David Semmelman - Thursday, August 14, 2014

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