Wills & Trusts
Naperville, Illinois

 
In addition to handling family law matters for clients, I can provide clients with an understanding of the estate law necessary to make testamentary documents that will accomplish what the client wants when disabled or after death, such as Wills and trusts, health care power of attorneys and property powers of attorney. I provide guidance in deciding the type of will or trust they should be putting together and then drafting the wills and appropriate trusts. I draft wills for a wide variety of clients, and I also prepare their healthcare power of attorneys and property power of attorneys as needed.

For over 40 years, I have been helping with wills and estate planning for clients who reside in Naperville, Wheaton, Lombard, Geneva, St. Charles, Aurora, Plainfield, Joliet, Bolingbrook and many more cities and towns across the four counties of DuPage, Will, Kendall and Kane.
 
Signing of Documents - Family Law in Naperville, IL
 
 
 
Wills- Wills are documents that follow the requirements of the statute and outline your directives for how to distribute your property upon your death. They are the only way to name after your death the guardians and caretakers that you want for your minor children should something happen to you and your spouse. When representing you, I will explain the benefits of creating a plan for your future and draft a will that is designed to meet your goals and objectives. After a person dies, that person's will may have to go through probate in order for the assets to be distributed and the estate to be closed.

Trusts - A trust can be a simple testamentary trust incorporated into your Will and typically used to direct how to manage money for your minor children or it can be an separate insurance trust to provide for children instructing how the proceeds of life insurance should be used and it may be required in order to comply with provisions of a divorce judgment. Or it can be a complex living trust when circumstances are appropriate. I can discuss what types of trust if any is best for your situation.

Healthcare Power of Attorney - The format for this document is set out in Illinois statutes with instructions but it still can be complicated and difficult to understand. We can talk about how this document can completed to best suit your needs.

Property Power of Attorney - The format for this document is also set out in Illinois statutes with instructions but we can discuss if you need one and what circumstances will work best in your case.
 
 
Call us today 630-961-0225 to learn about the will process.