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Helping Clients in the Northwest Suburbs Create Their Last Will and Testament

Nobody likes talking about death, but it is never too early to start planning for what will happen after you die. Answering questions now about who will care for your children and how they will be provided for financially will ensure that these matters are not up in the air in the event of your untimely death. You need legal documentation that defines what will happen following your death, and the experienced estate planning attorneys at Anderson and Associates, P.C. can help you create or update these documents to make sure your wishes are carried out correctly.

Creating a Last Will and Testament

The legal document that provides instructions for how to carry out your wishes following your death is called a last will and testament. A last will and testament will primarily address three issues:

  • The beneficiaries of your estate
  • The person who will administer your estate (known as the executor)
  • The guardians of your minor children

If you have not defined these issues in a will, the state of Illinois will decide for you following state statutes. Property will be distributed among your closest relatives, starting with your spouse and/or children, and moving on to grandchildren, parents, and other relatives. If you have any children, the court will appoint someone as their legal guardian.

With a will in place, you will be able to specify how your property will be distributed among your heirs, how any outstanding debts will be paid, who should be the guardian of your children, and who will be the executor of your estate. Following your death, your will's terms will be carried out in probate court, although this can be avoided if the estate is managed through a trust or if it qualifies for a small estate affidavit.

Guiding Arlington Heights Clients through the Estate Planning Process

At Anderson and Associates, P.C., our estate planning attorneys have over 30 years of experience assisting our clients in preparing for what will happen after they die. We can help you draft a will or revise your will to address changes in your life, ensuring that all the legal requirements are met to provide your family with the resources they need. If you need assistance with estate administration, probate matters, or handling contested wills, we can put our knowledge and experience to work for you and give your family the tools they need to survive the difficult time after the death of a loved one. Please contact us at 847-995-9999 for an initial consultation.

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