Considered to be an integral part of the estate planning process, a Will specifies who will be administering your estate. While nobody wants to consider the reality of death, our DuPage estate planning attorney works directly with you to ensure that your assets are distributed exactly as you desired after your death. Furthermore, if you have minor children, a Will allows you to specify whom you would like to care for your dependent(s) should the unfortunate occur. We offer customized and personalized Will creation for clients in Oakbrook, Downers Grove, Naperville and other surrounding cities.
A trust is legal agreement which holds alls your assets. This assets are put in control of a trustee with specific details on how to distribute the assets to your beneficiaries. Some people name themself as a beneficiary using the assets to provide for their own needs during their lifetime and then passing them onto their loved ones after death. Because there are multiple types of trusts, our DuPage estate planning attorney takes the time to listen to each client’s needs, then explain the benefits of a revocable living trust vs. an irrevocable trust.
Our DuPage estate planning attorney creates Powers of Attorney for clients who feel they are at risk for incapacitation. Whether that is due to medical reasons or extreme preparation, Powers of Attorney allow you to designate a person you trust to act as an “Agent” on your behalf. This would allow them to make health care decisions and/or financial decisions if you are incapacitated. Clients from Oakbrook, Downers Grove, Naperville, Glen Ellyn and Wheaton come to us when they want to peace of mind in knowing their families are well protected should the inevitable occur early.
In Illinois, when a person dies without a will or trust in place (estate plan), the deceased estate must go through the probate process. This can be a very frustrating and complex time for loves ones who are still grieving. The probate attorney with Sutter Law Group helps you manage the process efficiently and properly. In addition, to filing the the necessary paperwork and will to the probate court, all the deceased assets have to be located and secured. Should a heir contest the will, our DuPage estate planning attorney will handle the situation to cause as little stress as possible. If you’ve been named executor of an estate, contact us to see how we can help.