Chicago Wills Attorneys
Most people understand the importance of drafting a comprehensive will and estate plan. They want to have a say in who gets their estate after they die. The best way to ensure this happens is by writing a will. However, many people just never get around to it. Our firm will help you draft a:
- Simple will – that will name an executor and tell that person how you want your estates assets to be distributed.
- Will with a contingency trust – a will that includes a trust and is used to protect a minor or a special needs adult or protect an adult child who does not handle money well.
- Pour-over will – used to place all assets into a living trust at the time of your death.
The most important thing you should know about a will is that if you do not have one, the state of Illinois will write one for you. Called intestate laws, these laws will govern who will receive your estate after your death. Unfortunately, these laws do not provide the deceased with any say over where his or her assets will be distributed. Since Illinois is not a community property state, by writing a will you may leave your property to whomever or whatever organization you choose, within certain limitations.
At our offices, we draft wills for people throughout the Chicagoland area. Before the state of Illinois implements its statutory plan for your estate, you should speak to one of our experienced attorneys about your will. It is never too late to plan for your future. To learn more about protecting your estate after you die, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced attorney.