Schiller DuCanto & Fleck is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Meighan Harmon recently presented at Northern Trust’s 2023 Wealth Planning Symposium on “The Power of Resilience” hosted on Thursday, April 27, from 9:30am – 5:30pm in Chicago. The third annual event brought together legal professionals and financial and estate planners to share latest developments in macroeconomic trends, innovative strategies, and factors that may influence the future of wealth management.
As part of the session on “Divorce, Family Harmony & Trusts: Estate Planning Pitfalls,” Meighan sat down with Carrie Harrington, Trusts and Estates Partner with Levenfeld & Pearlstein, and moderator Stacy Singer, National Practice Leader for Trust and Wealth Advisory Services at Northern Trust, to discuss the inevitable overlap between estate planning and family law and the detrimental impact it can have on clients when necessary steps are not taken to protect one’s financial future. The conversation addressed a range of common issues including considerations in drafting premarital and postnuptial agreements, when estate planning constitutes fraud, what estate planning changes can be made during the divorce process, and more. Attendees gained insights on the legal tools available for preserving family assets during a divorce.
As a seasoned family law attorney, Meighan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this important topic. She has helped numerous clients navigate the complexities of divorce and estate planning and is committed to helping families maintain positive relationships and financial stability during difficult times. Meighan handles highly complex family law cases involving the distribution of multi-million dollar estates, consults with wealth advisors, estate planners and family law offices regarding the family law concerns of their clients and represents successful business professionals and their spouses from a variety of industries, as well as individuals with multi-generational wealth.
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to speak on these interesting topics," said Meighan. "Family conflict can be challenging and emotional, but with the right legal guidance, families can emerge stronger and more financially secure.”
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