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Illinois Court Decision Highlights Critical Importance of Updating Beneficiary Designations Post-Divorce

A case recently decided by the Illinois Appellate Court (Herbert v. Cunningham, 2018 IL App (1st) 172135, December 28, 2018, Cook Co., 6th Division) issues an important reminder to anyone who is considering or has completed a journey through divorce or domestic separation: Make sure to update your estate plan documents, beneficiary designations and the titling of your assets after the divorce has been finalized.

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