Estate Planning Designed Especially For You
From business owners and retirees to new parents, everyone needs a comprehensive estate plan that achieves their current and future goals. A customized estate plan can be your final gift to those you love most. All you need is a trusted legal adviser to turn that goal into a reality.
Where there’s a will (and a trust), there’s a way … and experienced estate planning lawyer Robert S. Thomas can help you navigate the path to peace of mind. For more than 25 years, we have helped people establish tailored estate plans that provide for their futures and those of their loved ones.
Wills And Trusts – Foundations Of Any Solid Estate Plan
Your will is a legal vehicle for leaving your financial assets and real property to beneficiaries. It can be revoked or modified at any time before your passing. If the value of the property exceeds $100,000, the estate will be settled through the probate process.
Your revocable or irrevocable trust also leaves all real and personal property to specific beneficiaries. A property can be moved from your estate to a trust by changing the title from an individual, or married names, to the trust. A trust may be modified or revoked at any time during your life, much like a will, and can be written to provide for children, grandchildren – even domestic pets. Revocable living trusts, meanwhile, are a popular method for avoiding the probate process.
During your initial consultation with attorney Robert S. Thomas, he will listen closely to how you want your will and/or trust worded, ask questions so that nothing is left to chance, and craft finalized documents that reflect your exact wishes. You and loved ones can benefit from a comprehensive estate plan that may include a will, trust, powers of attorney and health care directives that specifically address your unique situation. In other words, our legal services are personalized – and your estate plan will be tailored to your specific needs.
To Draft Or Refresh Your Estate Plan, Contact Us
Do you need to establish or update your Illinois estate plan? Call 847-392-5893 or email our Arlington Heights law offices from wherever you are in greater Chicago. We look forward to hearing from you.