ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY FOR COOK, WILL & DUPAGE COUNTY
People who contact our law offices regarding estate planning often ask when he or she should create a will and/or establish a trust. It is never too early to begin planning one’s estate. However, if a person has accumulated assets, has children, is married, owns a business or otherwise has responsibility for someone else personal care or property, a carefully drafted estate plan is prudent and essential.
Adults of All Ages should have a Will a Power of Attorney Health Care and Power of Attorney for Property Management.
HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES
The sad case of Terry Schiavo, the young woman who fell into a coma without leaving a signed health care directive behind to instruct her relatives as to her wishes in the event of such a situation should remind many of the fact that death or disability can arrive unexpectedly. Every adult, young or old, does well to plan and prepare appropriate estate planning instruments.
COMMUNICATE YOUR INTENTIONS WITH A WILL
A will serves a number of purposes. A will stipulates which assets will be left to one’s chosen charities, and which assets will be inherited by one’s family and friends. The will may also create if desires, a testamentary (springing) trust for minor children or for other specific purposes.
POWERS OF ATTORNEY
Along with a will and trusts, most clients of Sokol & Mazian who desire to establish a comprehensive estate plan also designate and sign powers of attorney and health care directives.
To schedule a consultation regarding your estate planning goals, objectives and intentions, please call Sokol & Mazian for representation in Cook, Will, and DuPage counties or e-mail us . We will assist you and prevent the possibility of future disputes and litigation involving your estate distribution.