Wills & Probate
Do You Need a Last Will?
Experienced Will and Probate Lawyers Serving Clients in the Chicago Metro Area
If you do not have a Last Will, Illinois law will determine who gets your assets and your property. If you die leaving minor children, an Illinois court will decide who should raise your children. If your estate requires administration by a probate court, the costs to handle your estate will be greater than if you had a Last Will. Probate is a court proceeding that supervises the distribution of your property after your death.
Don’t let the decisions of who will care for your children and who gets your property be left to the Illinois court system. Contact an experienced Chicago will and probate lawyer who can help you make your wishes known by putting a will in place for you. Call 312-957-8085 (toll free at 888-350-3265) or contact the law firm of Sacks, Goreczny, Maslanka & Costello, P.C., online to set up an appointment.
When You Have a Last Will…
When you have a Last Will, you make the decision of who receives your property. You decide who should be the guardian raising your children. You can even name a trustee to manage the property or assets inherited by your children.
Frequently Asked Questions About Planning for Your Future
What if I do not have a lot of assets or property right now? Do I still need a Last Will?
Yes. A Last Will would also determine who gets the property or assets you acquire in the future.
Do I need an attorney to draft my Last Will?
Having a Last Will drafted by an attorney is important. If the Last Will is not properly written, if it is not witnessed by the right number of persons, or if it is not signed correctly by you, then the Last Will may not be legally binding or have any effect. It would be like having no Last Will at all.
Planning for Your Future
Remember, having a Last Will is the first, and maybe the most important, step in any estate plan. In addition to drafting Last Wills, we assist with the creation of other advance directives such as powers of attorney and DNR directives and the probate administration process. To find out how a Romeoville, Illinois, estate planning attorney at our firm can help with your will or probate concern, contact us online or by calling 312-957-8085.
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