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Lawyers for Assistance Setting Up a Last Will and Testament

Every adult should have a will as part of their overall estate plan. Wills are fundamental estate planning documents that designate, in writing, your final wishes after you pass on. Without one, these issues could be tied up in court for several months or even years. If you need to set up a will or alter your will after a major life change such as a divorce, it is important to work with an experienced attorney to ensure that your interests are fully protected.

At the Law Office of Vogel & Mourelatos, LLC, we have approximately 30 years of combined experience helping clients with wills and other estate planning strategies in Kane County and the surrounding areas. Our lawyers have in-depth knowledge of estate planning and family law, and we work closely with clients to provide the experienced and personalized representation they need and deserve. We understand that each family has its own set of unique dynamics, and we work to develop comprehensive solutions designed to thoroughly address all important factors and details.

Lawyers for Assistance Setting Up a Last Will and Testament

Setting up a will helps you accomplish several estate planning objectives, including:

  • Designating an executor/administrator for your estate.
  • Designating your beneficiaries/heirs; i.e., who will receive your assets and how they will be distributed after you pass on.
  • Designating a guardian for any minor children (under age 18) you may have at the time of your death if you do not have a surviving spouse.

Wills are essential if you have minor children and property. They provide clear guidance to your executor regarding your intentions and how you want your final wishes to be carried out. Wills are especially important for individuals with significant assets. A will can be used in conjunction with more complex estate planning tools, such as trusts, to bypass the probate process and pass on your hard-earned wealth to future generations with minimal tax liability.

Revoking Your Will after a Divorce

If you are going through a divorce, this is a good time to revisit your overall estate plan. One of the first steps you will likely take after the marriage is dissolved is to revoke your current will and create a new one. When you create your new will, you can update your beneficiary designations, appoint a new executor, and make any other necessary changes. Our attorneys can guide you through this process to ensure that all important issues are addressed.

Speak With a Knowledgeable Elgin Wills Lawyer

Creating a will is foundational to your overall estate plan. At the Law Office of Vogel & Mourelatos, LLC, we understand the importance of ensuring that your will reflects your intentions at whatever stage of life you are in. We take the time to listen and understand your specific needs, and we will fully explain the process, so you can make the most informed decisions.

For skilled guidance on wills and other estate planning strategies, contact our office today at 847-428-7725 or 630-200-4882 for an initial consultation. We serve clients in Kane County, McHenry County, DuPage County, Cook County/Rolling Meadows, Algonquin, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Batavia, Bull Valley, Burlington, Campton Hills, Carpentersville, Cary, Crystal Lake, Dundee, East Dundee, Elgin, Geneva, Lake in the Hills, Pingree Grove, St. Charles, South Elgin, West Chicago, West Dundee, Woodstock, and the surrounding Illinois communities.