Illinois legislature passes Presumptively Void Transfers in Probate, to protect vulnerable elderly from being groomed by employed third-party non-family Caregivers.

Caregiver stole from elderly residents - NZ Herald

The Illinois legislature was concerned about elderly individuals being taken advantage of or pressured into leaving bequests of money or property to non-relative caregivers. This led to a new provision in the Illinois Probate Act, 755 ILCS 5/4-a, Presumptively Void Transfers. This law, which only applies to transferable instruments executed after January 1, 2015, makes bequests to non-relative caregivers over $20,000 presumptively void.

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