What Is an Executor of an Estate Responsible for Doing?

Being the executor of someone’s estate is a serious responsibility. If someone has appointed you as their executor, you may be a bit overwhelmed and unsure of what the role actually involves. An executor is a trusted individual that is appointed to “tie up loose ends” after a person passes away. Whether you have been […]

Naperville Estate Planning Attorney on How a No-Contest Clause Could Prevent Your Will From Being Challenged

When an individual dies with a will or trust in place, the decedent’s surviving loved ones have an opportunity to contest, or challenge, the estate planning document. A will or trust should only be contested if the surviving loved ones have a reason to believe that the will was not valid. For example, if they […]

Naperville Lawyer on Talking to Your Parents About Estate Planning

Everyone can benefit from having a comprehensive estate plan in place. In addition to giving a person and their family the peace of mind that his or her final wishes will be fulfilled, estate planning offers the opportunity for that person to examine their financial needs and assets in order to plan for the future. […]

Naperville Lawyer Addresses Why Your Will Should Include a Special Needs Trust Clause

Did you know that more than 50 million Americans deal with disabilities and special needs? That number represents nearly 20 percent of the population. It also means most families, at some point, will need to consider the best interest of a disabled or special needs person in planning for the future. Such considerations are often […]