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Serving Kane, McHenry, DuPage and Cook Counties

Kane County Estate Planning Lawyers

St. Charles Estate Planning Lawyers

Attorneys for Wills, Living Trusts, and Powers of Attorney in Barrington and Algonquin

Circumstances in life often compel individuals to consider their future and the financial security of their family. Life changes can also create a need to revise an estate plan and make sure it is still in keeping with your interests and objectives. Creating or revising an estate plan requires a lot of forethought to ensure that all the important issues are addressed. For this reason, it is best to work with a seasoned estate planning attorney.

The Law Offices of Benedict Schwarz, II P.C. has approximately five decades of combined experience helping clients with estate planning in Kane County and the surrounding communities. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of this area of the law, and we work closely with clients to develop comprehensive estate plans that address all known eventualities. We take the time to listen and understand your unique needs and goals, so we can put together a plan that fully accomplishes your objectives.

Our Estate Planning Services

We assist individuals and families with a wide range of estate planning tools. Some of the most common include:

  • Wills: A will is a foundational estate planning document that names an executor to your estate, gives instructions on how your property should be distributed, and designates a guardian for any minor children you may have.
  • Living Trusts: There are several types of revocable and irrevocable trusts that can be set up for various purposes. Trusts are commonly used for purposes such as avoiding probate, limiting tax exposure, and preserving wealth for future generations.
  • Powers of Attorney: If you are unable to manage your affairs in the future, decisions regarding your finances and health care could be made by someone who does not have your best interests at heart. A power of attorney can be used to designate a trusted individual to take care of your affairs if you become incapacitated.

Estate Planning and Divorce

Many divorcing spouses utilize our comprehensive estate planning services to revisit their estate plans and make sure they have the appropriate heirs, beneficiaries, and other individuals listed in their plans. For divorcing clients who have an existing will, it is best to make a new one as soon as possible. They may also need to adjust the beneficiaries in any trusts they have set up. Powers of attorney are automatically considered revoked by the State of Illinois as soon as a divorce is finalized, if the designated agent was your former spouse. One of our attorneys can help you set up a new POA.

Speak With a Skilled Campton Hills Estate Planning Attorney

Setting up an estate plan is an essential step that individuals should take sooner rather than later. Revising an estate plan is also very important after a major life event such as a divorce. At the Law Offices of Benedict Schwarz, II P.C., it is our goal to guide you through the estate planning process in an efficient and comprehensive manner, so you can make informed decisions and have peace of mind about your family's future.

For an initial consultation with one of our experienced estate planning lawyers, contact our office today at 847-428-7725 or 630-200-4882. 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.

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