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Tips for Choosing a Guardian for Minor Children in Your Estate Plans

Posted on August 3, 2021

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There is a misconception that estate planning is not a concern for people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Many falsely assume that younger people do not need to worry about establishing a will, trust, advanced directive, or other estate planning documents until they reach retirement age. The reality is that it is never too soon to start building your estate plan. This is especially true of parents. If you are a parent with minor children, estate planning allows you to choose a guardian for your children if you die or are […]

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When Do You Need to Build or Change an Estate Plan? 

Posted on July 27, 2021

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Considering your own mortality is not enjoyable. While it may seem grim and burdensome to decide who should receive your belongings after you pass away, estate planning is essential to carrying out your final wishes and protecting your loved ones when you are gone. Estate planning allows you to provide a set of instructions that direct which assets will go to which individuals and when. Estate planning tools such as wills and trusts provide you the power of making the right choices for your situation. Your estate plans can also […]

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The Basics of Intestate Succession From a Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer

Posted on August 12, 2016

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 experience, I truly understand the challenges involved in the process, but I also recognize how crucial it is to have a plan in place. If you die without having executed a will, there is a […]

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