Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses Essential Planning Steps

Estate planning can be a complex matter, with state and federal laws to consider, but the initial steps do not have to be complicated. In fact, almost anyone can complete an effective estate plan with the right mindset and good advice. As an experienced estate planning attorney, I take pride in helping my clients plan […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses Leaving an Inheritance for Your Grandchildren

When you first thought about your estate plan, you probably gave a great deal of thought to leaving your assets to your children. As your children grow up and start their own families, you may start to think about making provisions in your estate plan for your grandchildren. Doing so, in fact, may be especially […]

Naperville Estate Planning Attorney Offers Tips on Choosing Your Beneficiaries

One of the main goals of estate planning is to ensure that your wishes regarding your assets and property are carried out after your death. Of course, a Naperville estate planning attorney is equipped to help you prepare the necessary documents and instruments to make the process relatively simple for you. For many of my […]

What Happens When You Do Not Leave behind a Will or Lawful Heirs?

When a person dies intestate (without a will), his or her property is distributed according to Illinois rules of descent and distribution. Depending on the family’s circumstances, the property might go the decedent’s spouse, children, parents, siblings, or other family members. But what happens if a person dies intestate and has no known legal heirs, or […]