The Basics of Intestate Succession From a Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer

For many people, even beginning the conversation about estate planning can be difficult. It is not easy to confront the fact that you will not live forever and drafting a will, trust, and other estate planning documents forces you to look beyond the end of your life. As an estate planning attorney with decades of […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses Ways to Avoid a Will Contest

As uncomfortable as it may be for many people to think about what will happen to their property and assets after their death, estate planning is crucial to providing loved ones with security and peace of mind. Sadly, when a loved one passes away, families are often fractured by disputes over the decedent’s estate, sometimes […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses Facebook Options Following a User’s Death

As the popularity of social media outlets continues to grow, one site, in particular, remains at the forefront. Facebook is the most popular social network in the world, boasting more than 1.6 billion active monthly users. This staggering number means that more than 22 percent of the entire population of the world regularly scan their […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Addresses the Disconnect Between Aging Parents and Adult Children

In today’s world, communication is easier than ever before. Virtually everyone carries a cell phone, uses email or instant messaging systems, or reaches out to friends and loved ones through the technology of video chat. With all of talking, however, it seems that many families continue to avoid the tough conversations, especially those regarding finances […]

Naperville Attorney Discusses Careful Estate Planning for Those With Medical Conditions

Earlier this month, the sports world lost one of its true icons when former heavyweight champion boxer Muhammad Ali passed away at the age of 74. The man who once dubbed himself “The Greatest” was well-known around the world as a someone who would fight for what he believed to be right, both in and […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses How a Living Trust Can Protect Your Assets

If you are in debt, you may be wondering what happens to all of your assets when you pass away. In my practice as an estate planning lawyer, clients frequently ask me questions of this nature. Do the nagging creditors get everything that you have acquired over the years, or do your children and heirs […]

Fame, Fortune, But No Estate Plan: Naperville Lawyer on the Death of a Music Legend

While it might be a bit of a stretch to suggest that the world was shocked to learn that music icon Prince had died last month, it certainly came as a surprise to most people. Rumors and speculation about drug abuse and addiction continue to swirl, but, as of yet, the cause of the 57-year-old […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses Reasons to Name a New Executor

A will is the foundation for almost any comprehensive estate plan. As you probably realize your will can contain a variety of provisions that allocate your estate to your chosen heirs, as well as establish arrangements for the care of your minor or disabled children. One of the most crucial elements of your will is […]

Life Changes That May Require an Estate Plan Update

If you have already developed an estate plan, congratulations! You are in the minority, but you have taken the steps toward providing security for your loved ones. However, it is also important to understand that there are certain situations or life changes that may require you to update or make amendments to your estate plan. […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses the Power of Attorney for Health Care and Living Wills

It is easy to think that estate planning primarily addresses how to divide your property and provide for your loved ones in the event of your death. However, a significant portion of the estate planning process can be dedicated to ensuring that you are properly cared for while you are alive. As an experienced estate […]