Aroma Park, Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers
St. Charles, IL 60174
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Naperville, IL 60540
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Atty. SamForay is a Co-Founder and Past-President of the Black Bar Association of Will County. She is a member of the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. and served on the 2017-2018 Board and as the Co-Chair of the Small and Solo Firm Committee from 2013-2016. She is a...
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Schaumburg, ID 60173
Chicago, IL 60602
Wheaton, IL 60187
Arik is a skilled business law attorney, with experience in risk management, HR planning, business entity formation, corporate dispute resolution, technology planning, technology licensing agreements, and has enjoyed outside general counsel status to a variety of small businesses and technology start ups. He is also an experienced estate planning attorney,...
David Sosin was elected to the Illinois State Bar Association's College of Laureates in 2011, joining a select group of...
Christine obtained her B.A. in English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While at the University of Illinois, Christine was a James Scholar and was selected as a member of the Dean’s List.
South Holland, IL 60473
Mississippi College School of Law
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Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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