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Estate planning allows you to ensure that you are taken care of during your lifetime and that your assets are distributed according to your wishes after your death. Many people worry about what will happen in the event of their death or disability. Call us for a free estate planning consultation - a $250 value. The peace of mind is free.
Frequently Asked Estate Planning Questions
- What happens if I die without a will?
- If you die in Illinois without a will, your assets would be distributed according to the intestacy laws of Illinois.
- What is a trust?
- A trust is a legal entity you create that can hold title to property for the benefit of one or more other persons or entities.
- Should I have a "living" trust?
- A living trust (also known as a revocable or inter vivos trust) is a trust you create during your lifetime. You can amend or revoke a living trust at any time during your life. Like a will, the living trust tells your "trustee" what to do with your assets when you pass away.
- What is probate?
- Probate is a special court that serves two primary functions: handling decedent's estates and handling guardianships for minors and disabled adults.
- What is a decedent's estate?
- If a person has died, their executor (if they had a will) or their heirs can open a probate estate to settle creditor claims, prosecute and defend lawsuits and distribute the person's assets.