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Downers Grove Estate Planning Attorney

DuPage County estate planning lawyer for trusts and power of attorney

Lawyers for Wills, Trusts, and Power of Attorney in DuPage County

For any family, it is important to plan for the future. You want to make sure your children, family members, or other loved ones will be provided for, no matter what happens. However, you will also want to make sure your wishes are followed regarding the care you receive throughout your life and how you want your affairs to be handled after you have passed. To address these issues, you need a comprehensive estate plan that will meet your family's needs throughout your lifetime and beyond.

The lawyers of SBK Law Group can answer your questions and help you understand your options as you make plans for the future. We have over 25 years of combined legal experience, and we can make sure your estate plan addresses your unique concerns and offers you the security you need. We help plan for the "what ifs" in life. We take a holistic approach to estate planning which is also known as "Legacy Planning."

Elements of an Estate Plan

There are multiple types of documents and agreements that you can create to address your ongoing needs, your plans for the future, and your wishes for what should happen after your death. Your estate plan may include:

  • Wills - Your last will and testament will provide instructions for how your affairs should be handled after you have passed on. Your will can address issues such as how you would like your assets to be distributed to your heirs and who you would like to serve as the guardian of your minor children.
  • Trusts - These financial instruments allow you to protect your assets by placing them in the control of a trustee and providing instructions for how they should be distributed to your beneficiaries. A living trust may be used to provide for your own needs while you are alive, or a third-party special needs trust can provide assistance to disabled loved ones without affecting their ability to receive public benefits.
  • Powers of attorney - You may want to address how decisions will be made for you if you become incapacitated. A power of attorney for healthcare or finances will allow you to name an agent who can make decisions on your behalf, and you can specify the types of decisions they are allowed to make while providing instructions for how your medical care and financial affairs should be handled.

In addition to helping you understand how to use these tools to create a comprehensive estate plan, our attorneys can also assist in administering the estate of a loved one who has passed on. We can help a person named as the executor of an estate understand the steps that must be followed and the legal requirements that must be met during the probate process. We can also assist in establishing guardianship for a minor child or a disabled adult.

Contact a DuPage County Estate Planning Lawyer

With the proper planning, you can avoid uncertainty about your family's future. Wills, trusts, and other estate planning tools allow you to address your finances and healthcare needs during the remainder of your life, while ensuring that your loved ones will be provided for after your death. No matter your age, health, or family status, having an estate plan in place can make sure your family is prepared for whatever happens, and it can help you avoid unexpected legal issues or expenses when addressing your healthcare and finances in the future.

To learn how the attorneys of SBK Law Group can address your plans for the future and make sure your family's needs will be met, contact our office at 630-427-4407. We provide estate planning services to clients in Downers Grove and Naperville and throughout DuPage County, Kane County, Kendall County, Cook County, and Will County.

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