Estate Planning

Experienced Estate Planning Attorneys in Naperville, Illinois

When it comes to ensuring that your family is taken care of, you want to make sure that everything is arranged for exactly as you envision. This is why the administration of your estate can only be drafted with an experienced attorney who works in wills and trusts and whom you personally trust. This same applies for any guardianships that you wish to set up.

 

The Fitzgerald Law Firm, P.C. is a recognized and respected estate planning firm in Naperville, Illinois. We provide over 16 years of professional skills assisting clients with a variety of legal issues, drafting wills, creating living, business, education, retirement, and other trusts, assisting clients in establishing power of attorney, and helping them with other estate-related issues. We’ve been working locally in Illinois for many years, and we can assure you that you will receive quality, personalized legal representation.

 

Wills

There are a number of factors that need to be taken into account when you are establishing the proper beneficiaries to your estate. Talking over the associated choices can be a difficult process with many variables, and you will need legal advice as you set up these provisions. By working with an experienced attorney, you can help ensure that everything will run smoothly for your family members when the time comes.

 

We know exactly how important these documents are to you, and we will make sure that you are educated and informed about all of your options. For example, you have the option of setting up:

 

  • A living will, which allows you to state whether you want continued medical treatment in order to continue life support if you become severely disabled; and/or
  • A will, which is typically a written document that allows you to communicate what you would like done with your property after you pass. This can include a simple, joint, or mutual will, or a testamentary trust will.

 

Trusts

You also have the option of placing a portion of your estate in a trust, which helps you avoid estate taxes and the probate process. If you wish to set up a trust, you can set it up as revocable (aka a living trust) or irrevocable. These terms sound complicated, but really, they simply dictate whether you wish to control the trust for the remainder of your life (revocable) or immediately cede control to the trustee (irrevocable).

 

Powers of Attorney

Part of estate planning involves deciding who will retain the ability to make decisions on your behalf should you, at any point, be unable to. This person (or organization) is typically named in a legal document, or power of attorney.

 

We’re here for you

At The Fitzgerald Law Firm, P.C., we are here to answer your questions about any estate planning issues. We will help educate you about your options and work with you every step of the way to ensure that you are satisfied. Contact our offices at (630) 946-6060 for a free consultation.