Bolingbrook Estate Planning Lawyer
Estate planning is one of the most important steps that you can take to protect your assets and provide for your family long term. Unfortunately, most people avoid planning because they believe it will be uncomfortable or complicated.
With help from an estate planning attorney, the process need not to be complicated or uncomfortable. In fact, it can provide great peace of mind to know that these details have been handled. We will guide you through the process of planning your legacy providing for your family.
Wills, Trusts and the Tools of Estate Planning
Effective estate planning draws on a variety of legal tools to minimize estate tax obligations, to avoid probate expenses and delays, to protect the assets of your estate, and to ensure that your wishes are followed. Trusts and wills are just two of the tools we use to manage the distribution of your property to your beneficiaries.
Whether a will or a trust is the right choice for your particular situation is a question that you should answer in a personal consultation with an experienced attorney. We help individuals and families choose the right tools in order to:
- Ensure the proper people receive property and assets from an estate
- Avoid legal complications and expense that arise in probate or with the distribution of property
- Minimize the amount of estate tax that your estate will incur so your loved ones inherit more of your property and assets
- Communicate funeral arrangements, allowing family and friends to grieve without the frustration and expense associated with funeral planning
Medical and Financial Decision-Making
Estate planning also includes tools to help you communicate your wishes to your family members about medical care, medical decision-making, and financial-decision making. Don’t leave these critical decisions up to family members in a time of crisis. Communicate your wishes now with a living will, a power of attorney for health care, and an advanced medical directive. We can help with properly prepared documents to communicate your wishes.
We care about our clients and their families, and work closely and attentively to offer creative solutions to their particular needs. Together, we will custom tailor an estate plan to meet the needs of your specific situation. For families who wish to minimize taxation today while transferring family wealth to the next generation. We provide legal counsel on gifting and its impact on estate and gift taxes. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with an estate planning lawyer. Allow us to help you protect your family’s future.
Call us today at 630-679-0930 to discuss how you can work with an estate planning lawyer to accomplish all of your estate planning needs. You can also contact us online.