Schaumburg Estate Planning
Thinking about illness and the end of your life might feel uncomfortable and even premature, but having your affairs in order can give you peace of mind and ensure that your wishes are carried out.
Robert M. Kaplan, PC, has the knowledge and experience you need to plan for your future. We will meet with you to discuss your wishes and determine how to meet the goals and desires you have for yourself and your property if you become incapacitated or in the event of your death.
Leaving your loved ones without the burden of having to guess at your wishes is a loving and responsible way to plan for your own illness and death. It can provide comfort to your family, knowing that they are clear on your wishes when it comes to your property and your beliefs regarding life support and other important details regarding your affairs.
Estate Planning Services
- Wills – A will directs the distribution of your property, assets, and wishes. It also provides instructions for the care of your children if you pass away while they are minors.
- Trusts – Trusts can be used to avoid formal probate proceedings, allowing your property to be transferred outside of the court system. This allows a third party to hold assets for a beneficiary so that distribution of funds may happen more quickly than through probate court.
- Powers of attorney – Naming a power of attorney allows you to direct who will speak on your behalf if you are incapable of doing so. This applies to both financial and health care decisions. Having a power of attorney ensures that you have someone to represent you when you cannot.
- Living wills – A living will provides medical instructions in the event that you are unable to make those decisions on your own behalf. It can include details such as the amount of medical care you approve to maintain your life, decisions about resuscitation, and your wishes regarding life support.
- HIPAA releases – HIPAA releases allow you to dictate who will be able to obtain information regarding your medical condition, treatment, and progress.
- Guardianships – One of the most important decisions you can make is who will care for your minor children in the event of your death. Guardianship is the process of establishing who will act as guardian of your children or disabled adults when you are no longer there to care for them.
By establishing your wishes legally, you can help your family avoid conflict during an emotional time. In many cases, proper planning eliminates the need for your loved ones to make difficult decisions without your valuable input.
Call Today for a Consultation
Are you looking for an attorney who can expertly handle your estate planning details? Contact our Schaumburg, IL law office to schedule a consultation with Robert Kaplan, PC, today and take the first steps to peace of mind.