Proactive Planning With A Will
The purpose of a will is to legally state your wishes regarding how you would like your estate handled after your death. To preserve the value of your estate, it is crucial to consult with an experienced lawyer. If you die without a valid will, the assets in your estate are divided according to Illinois statute, which may not be consistent with your intent.
Estate issues tackled in a will can include:
- Guardian designation for minor dependents
- Inheritance of monetary assets and personal property
- Real estate inheritance
- Payment of debts and taxes
At Zuba & Associates, P.C., in Rockford, we work with clients to make sure that their proactive planning pays off.
What Happens Without A Will?
If you die without a will, your estate will have to go through the time and expense of the probate process. This means your heirs will get less of their inheritance, and your estate may not be divided according to your wishes.
Stay Up To Date
It is a good idea to review your will periodically, so it is as accurate as possible. Have your relatives entered or left the family since you wrote your will? Do you live in a different state than the one in which your will was drafted? Our firm can analyze your will and work with you to make sure all of your current details are included and that the will executor’s duties are clearly spelled out.
Talk With Us Today
We can write a legally valid will that makes your desires known and gives you peace of mind. Give Zuba & Associates, P.C., a call at 815-397-7000, or contact us online to schedule an initial meeting to talk about your situation.