Planning for the future involves making an estate plan, and that means making a last will and testament. A will is a legal document that specifies who will inherit a person's assets after that person's death. It also specifies who should care for dependents (guardian) and who should administer the estate (executor). At the law firm of Boehm & Boehm, we have over 30 years of experience helping clients prepare durable and effective wills. We have a deep understanding of estate planning laws and ensure our clients' estate plans accurately reflect their wishes.
Everyone who owns property or has children should have a will. Without a will state statutes determine who will inherit your assets. A Judge will decide who will become the guardian of your dependents. Those are not decisions you want to leave up to the court. Additionally, dying without a will can cause fighting within the family over assets and the care of minor children and dependents. We can help you prevent such battles by creating a will that clearly and thoroughly specifies your wishes.
In recent years, trusts have become increasingly popular tools for estate planning, but even those who allocate their assets by trust should also have a "pour-over" will. A pour-over will is used as a safety net for any assets outside of a trust. It orders that such assets should be poured into the trust and disposed of within the trust. Attorney Garrett L. Boehm is highly experienced in working with both wills and trusts as part of a comprehensive estate plan. He regularly works with high-value, complex estates as well as simple, straightforward estates. He has the knowledge and experience to ensure your wishes for your assets and your family are firmly expressed.
Our firm can also assist in the probate and estate administration process. If you are interested in creating an estate plan, contact us to discuss your situation. We will answer your questions and help you plan for the future. We assist clients in Cook County, Lake County, McHenry County and throughout Northern Illinois.