Our affordable and efficient Illinois estate planning lawyers help you choose the best estate plan tailored to your needs. From wills to special needs trusts, we ensure your family is cared for when you pass.
We believe everyone should have an estate plan tailored to their individual needs and estate planning goals.
The Illinois estate planning lawyers at Serritella Law meet with you to learn your needs and create the best estate plan that protects your family's interests while helping your estate plan reduce or eliminate estate taxes and avoiding probate. We help you utilize the estate planning tools you need to establish n estate plan that avoids probate and distributes your assets according to your wishes.
People without a proper estate plan when they pass must have their estate enter probate proceedings. Probate matters are a long, often expensive process that can ultimately take up to a year or more.
Our Illinois estate planning lawyers create airtight estate plans that ensures your estate remains intact and avoids probate, which saves your family time, money and stress.
Placing assets in trust allows you to designate a trustee, name beneficiaries and set out instructions for how the trust is to be administered. Trusts can be made to benefit yourself during your life or, if you have a family member with disabilities that requires public assistance, trusts can be set up to provide benefits for the special needs individual without disqualifying them from public assistance.
Your Last Will and Testament is a legal document whereby you set forth your intentions with respect to your assets and how you want those handled upon your death. Your will can also be used in conjunction with a trust to set forth how you want certain property, which isn’t to be held in said trust, to be distributed.
Special Needs Trusts are a type of estate plan established for family members with special needs. They are set up in such a way to supplement government benefits to provide them with long term care. Our trust lawyers help you create an estate plan that eliminates worry and ensures your loved ones are cared for and protected.
Wills: Your Last Will and Testament is a legal document whereby you set forth your intentions with respect to your assets and how you want those handled upon your death. Your will can also be used in conjunction with a trust to set forth how you want certain property, which isn’t to be held in said trust, to be distributed.
A power of attorney, or agent, may be appointed to assist you with certain day-to-day needs in the event you ever become incapacitated. There are two types of power of attorneys: (1) healthcare power of attorney and (2) property power of attorney.
A healthcare power of attorney may be appointed to handle issues for you related to medical decisions, treatments, and end of life care. A property power of attorney may be appointed to handle any and all real and personal property issues, including, but not limited to, real estate transactions, trust funding, banking and investing.
Right now, we're living in unprecedented times. It's more important than ever to have an estate plan tailored to you that protects your assets and ensures your family is cared for when you pass. We implement estate plans in Illinois that utilize everything you need to give you peace of mind.
Contact our experienced and affordable Illinois estate planning lawyers at 708-299-5827 or email us today for a free consultation to find out the best estate plan for you. From wills, revocable & irrevocable trusts to Special Needs Trusts, we defend your family estate and eliminate the worry of probate.
Planning for the future can seem like a daunting task as no one knows what the future may hold. Luckily, there are certain steps that individuals and families can take in order to safeguard their future as much as possible. Instruments such as wills, powers of attorney, and trusts can be utilized to ensure that your intentions are carried out, whether by you or an appointed party. It is important to choose an individual or individuals to represent your interest in estate planning whom you trust to adhere to your wishes.
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