Will Attorneys – Naperville, IL
DuPage County Living Will Lawyers
The attorneys at Kuhn, Heap & Monson understand that you have worked hard to earn the property and assets that you own. Regardless of how big or how small your estate may be, it is important that your family is protected. We will help you draft legal documents such as a will, living will, trust or powers of attorney so that you can ensure your family will be cared for no matter what may happen in the future.
Do I need a Will?
Definitely YES! Without a Will the state will decide how your assets would be distributed in the event of death. Also, without a Will you are forfeiting the right to nominate the Executor and more importantly, the Guardian of your minor children, if applicable. There are many other reasons why an effective estate plan is necessary for everyone and we are prepared to discuss these reasons with you at no charge.
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In most cases, a solid estate plan is constructed around a will or trust. You may need both a will and a trust – we can help you decide what is best for you based on your individual situation. Through the terms of your will, you can clarify your wishes regarding your assets and property.
What Should a Will Include?
Your last will and testament should address how you want your affairs to be handled in the event of your death.
A will can contain a variety of provisions, including:
How your estate (the assets you own) will be distributed to your beneficiaries – beneficiaries can be individuals, organizations or charities.
Who will act as the guardian for minor children if applicable – the person named will be responsible for raising your children and caring for them until they reach adulthood. Additionally, a person can be named to manage the assets left behind to minor children until they become adults.
Who will act as the executor of your estate – this named person will be responsible for administering your estate after your death, this can include distributing your assets to your beneficiaries, paying out outstanding debts, filing tax returns for your estate, and paying income taxes or estate taxes.
Will Preparation Services Attorneys
We will help you in understand the legal requirements that a will must meet to be valid – such as being signed and witnessed properly. When you are creating your will, there are many things to consider and think about. Our experience and knowledge can help you analyze your situation so that you can make the best possible decisions for your assets.
In your will, you will need to name someone to carry out your wishes and to manage your estate in the event of your death. This person or entity is called an executor or a personal representative and is tasked with acting in the best interests of the estate according to the Illinois Probate Act (760 ILCS 5). We can help you select an executor that you can trust to protect your estate and the security of your loved ones.
Contact A Will Creation Lawyer For Help
Contact Kuhn, Heap & Monson to set up a free initial consultation with a will creation and estate planning attorney to ensure the future of your assets are protected. Kuhn, Heap & Monson has served individuals and businesses throughout Chicagoland since 1978. We focus on creating tailor-made legal solutions with personal service to each and every client we serve.