Frequently Asked Questions about Wills and Trusts

Naperville lawyer Denice Gierach has been providing comprehensive estate planning for more than 30 years, and many clients rely on her knowledge and expertise to answer their questions. Below, Ms. Gierach gives answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about wills, trusts, and general estate administration that her clients have asked in the past.  Check out the full list of our frequently asked questions for more information.

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If I have a will, will my family need to do a probate proceeding in court?

If I have a living trust, will my family need to do a probate proceeding in court?

Why has my attorney not recommended a trust to me?

Will my money be tied up if I use a living trust?

If my assets are owned jointly with my spouse, do I still need a will or trust?

Is having a living trust expensive to create and maintain?

Will my family be able to get distributions from the estate or from the trust to live on?

Can a will be challenged in court? What are the reasons a will can be challenged?

What if the will or trust is ambiguous, or if there are provisions lacking?

How do I find a good attorney to represent me in a probate or trust dispute?

If I have a will, will my family need to do a probate proceeding in court?

If I have a will, will my family need to do a probate proceeding in court?

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If I have a living trust, will my family need to do a probate proceeding in court?

If I have a living trust, will my family need to do a probate proceeding in court?

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Why has my attorney not recommended a trust to me?

Why has my attorney not recommended a trust to me?

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Will my money be tied up if I use a living trust?

Will my money be tied up if I use a living trust?

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If my assets are owned jointly with my spouse, do I still need a will or trust?

If my assets are owned jointly with my spouse, do I still need a will or trust?

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Is having a living trust expensive to create and maintain?

Is having a living trust expensive to create and maintain?

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Will my family be able to get distributions from the estate or from the trust to live on?

Will my family be able to get distributions from the estate or from the trust to live on?

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Can a will be challenged in court? What are the reasons a will can be challenged?

Can a will be challenged in court? What are the reasons a will can be challenged?

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What if the will or trust is ambiguous, or if there are provisions lacking?

What if the will or trust is ambiguous, or if there are provisions lacking?

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How do I find a good attorney to represent me in a probate or trust dispute?

How do I find a good attorney to represent me in a probate or trust dispute?

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