A basic estate plan, which is generally sufficient for most people, is made up of at least three of the following legal estate planning documents.
- Durable Power of Attorney
- Advanced Medical Directive
Having a basic estate plan is a good idea for everyone, regardless of his or her age or health condition. Moreover, it’s not expensive. In fact, it could potentially be more expensive if you do not have an estate plan in place.
You Need to Act Now
It’s very easy to put off estate planning. No one enjoys contemplating the reasons that an estate plan needs to be put into place. Nor does anyone like to imagine how someone’s feelings may be hurt as a result of undesirable decisions by the estate planner. But creating an estate plan, or revising an existing plan to reflect changes in your life, is one of the best things you can do for your loved ones — and yourself.
If you have ever contemplated getting an estate plan drafted, but thought to yourself ‘It can wait; I am not going to need it today,’ you could not be more wrong. Creating your estate or making changes to an existing one is a major decision. Time will not wait.
This office can communicate the complexities of estate plans in a manner that you can understand. We will make certain that we listen and find out what you want to do with your estate and your healthcare. We make it a point to include you in the planning for the future of yourself and your family so you do not feel like a spectator.
Putting solid estate planning documents in place is an important part of ensuring the financial future of your family. By having something as simple as a basic will in place, or by assigning someone as power of attorney over healthcare, you can ensure that at the time of your death or disability, what happens to you and your property is in accord with your wishes.
Unfortunately, without putting simple estate-planning documents in place specifying your desires after death or incapacity, you are turning your estate over to the State of Illinois to decide what to do with your remaining assets, and, even your minor children. Hire an Illinois qualified estate planning attorney in order to avoid the Illinois laws of intestacy.
Straight-Forward Fee Schedules
A complete basic estate plan, including a simple Will, Durable Power of Attorney and Medical Directive can be delivered to you for a flat fee amount, so you know what you’re going to pay from the start. Just ask the attorney for our current affordable rates. Let our office show you how simple it is to start your plan right away, right now, to ensure that your family assets are protected and disposed of the way you want. Contact us on-line or call (847) 596-7494 for a free telephone consultation and fee quote.