Any adult should have a will as part of their overall estate plan because wills are essential estate planning documents that clearly designate your final wishes after you die. When you need help preparing a will, make sure to contact an experienced Illinois or Indiana will lawyer so you can make sure you handle your will properly.
Without a will, several issues could lead to your estate being in court for many months or possibly even years. At Spagnolo & Hoeksema, LLC, we have significant experience assisting clients of all ages with wills and other estate planning strategies in Illinois and Indiana.
Creating a will can help you accomplish many estate planning objectives, such as:
Wills will be essential when you have minor children and property. Wills provide clear guidance to executors regarding your intentions and what you want your final wishes to be.
Wills are really important for people who have significant assets. The will may be used with more complex estate planning tools, such as trusts, to bypass the probate process altogether and pass on any wealth to future generations with only minimal tax liability.
The will is a legal document that will allow you to determine who receives what when you pass. There can be specific guidelines a person must follow when drafting a will to ensure it is legally sound, and following the guidelines will ensure that your loved ones are able to receive all of the property you want them to get.
A trust, on the other hand, allows you to put money aside to give to beneficiaries at certain times. You will have to designate a person or entity, known as the trustee, to manage the trust and distribute the trust assets.
There are numerous kinds of trusts that can allow you to manage your money effectively during your lifetime or after it. There are also other estate planning documents, like powers of attorney and advance directives, that will allow you to make financial and health care decisions now for what should happen if you become unable to make decisions on your own.
When you are going through a divorce, it can be a good time to revisit your overall estate plan. The first step to take after the dissolution of a marriage will be to revoke a current will and create a new one.
After you create a new will, you can then update beneficiary designations, appoint a new executor, and make all other necessary changes. Spagnolo & Hoeksema, LLC, can guide you through the entire process and make sure every important issue has been honored.
If you need help creating a will or revising an existing one, you should not hesitate to retain legal counsel. Spagnolo & Hoeksema, LLC, can review your current will or help you craft a new one and make sure that it accurately reflects every one of your desires.
Our firm works closely with all of your clients, so you can be sure that you are going to receive complete one-on-one attention that really gets to the details. You are able to call us or contact us online to set up a free consultation that will allow our will attorneys to examine your case and answer any legal questions you might have.
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