Joliet Wills Attorneys
Knowledgeable Will Preparation Lawyers in Will County
You have worked hard throughout your life to accumulate the assets and property that comprise your estate. No matter the size, your estate is important, and you owe it to yourself and your family to ensure that your assets are properly protected and your wishes considered when you are no longer able to make such decisions. At the Davi Law Group, we have many years of experience helping clients throughout Northern Illinois draft solid, enforceable estate planning documents including wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. When you choose our law firm for your estate planning needs, our attorneys will guide you through the entire process, from identifying goals through the execution of your will.
Understanding the Need for a Will
A legally sound estate plan will normally be built around the foundation of a will or a trust. Some situations may dictate the need for both, and a qualified attorney can help you decide. The major difference between the two is the period of their effectiveness: a will is used to manage your estate upon your death, while a trust can be put into effect during your life and continue either changed or unchanged when you die.
Estate management concerns intended for after your death are most often addressed with a will. In addition to conveying your wishes in regard to property and assets, a will can also establish guardianship and other provisions, should you leave behind minor children or dependents.
Will Preparation Services in Bolingbrook, Plainfield and Naperville
While many individuals have a basic understanding of a will’s purpose, few know how to begin the process of drafting one. Fortunately, Attorney Dion U. Davi and his team of experienced attorneys can help. A will is a written document that outlines exactly how your wishes regarding your estate are to be carried out upon your death. However, simply recording your plans is not sufficient; a will must be properly signed and witnessed in order to withstand potential will contests. Our highly-trained team is well versed in Illinois probate law and will assist you in meeting all of the necessary legal requirements.
In developing your will, you will need to consider a number of factors. Some are fairly straightforward property concerns, while others are more personal and can be very sensitive. A comprehensive understanding of all contributing factors can help you decide the best way to allocate your assets and to whom. We will work with you and provide responsible direction on such important matters as:
- The relationships and dynamics of your family;
- Minor and adult children, dependents, or other household members;
- Acquired assets, property, debts, and obligations;
- Business ventures and holdings;
- Real estate investments; and
- Your preferred charitable and philanthropic organizations.
It is also important to designate an individual to carry out the wishes specified in your will. This person is called an executor and is appointed to act on your behalf, under the terms set forth in the Illinois Probate Act of 1975 (760 ILCS 5/1-21). Our attorneys are intimately familiar with the Probate Act, and are equipped to help you at every stage of will preparation to ensure the security of your estate.
Responsible Estate Planning Legal Counsel
Whether you would like to draft a will for the first time or have an existing will that needs to be updated, contact the Davi Law Group at 815-582-4901. We offer a no-obligation consultation, valued at up to $325.00, so that you can meet our team and understand our approach to estate planning, provided at no cost to you. Should you retain us as your counsel, financing options are available. With five conveniently located offices, we are proud to serve clients throughout the Chicagoland region including Will County.