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Chicago Office

20 N. Clark Street, Suite 2720
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312-345-9999

Schaumburg Office

1515 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847-995-9999

Wheaton Office

400 S. County Farm Road, Suite 320
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Phone: 630-653-9400

Orland Park Office

15255 W. 94th Ave., Suite 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
Phone: 708-226-9904

Chicago Estate Planning Attorneys

Looking Towards the Future and Feeling Secure

Estate planning involves making legal plans and arrangements for what will happen to your assets and your dependents in the event of your death. It also involves making arrangements for who will make your medical and financial decisions should you become incapacitated. Having a comprehensive and durable estate plan in place is invaluable. During some of the most challenging times of their lives, these documents can save your family members unnecessary hardship and distress and grant you the peace of mind that your wishes have been properly expressed.

At Anderson & Associates, P.C., we assist clients in developing personalized estate plans that are effective and enforceable. We have been helping individuals and couples through the estate planning process for 30 years, and are experienced in handling all types of personal and financial situations.

Do You Need an Estate Plan?

It is wise for every adult to have an estate plan, but it is particularly important for those who own property and/or have dependents. A will is typically the cornerstone of any estate plan. Without a will, the court will determine what happens to your assets and your dependents based primarily on statute. The only way to ensure your wishes are respected is to express them in a properly executed will. Having a living will or power of attorney to document your preferences regarding your medical care and/or property in the event of incapacitation is essential for everyone as no person is exempt from accident or illness that could cause incapacitation.

Our attorneys work with people at all stages of life on estate plans. We also assist clients in updating existing estate plans. Whenever there is a significant life change such as a marriage, a divorce, a birth, or a death in the family, it is wise to review your estate plan and make changes accordingly. Likewise, if you acquire any new assets of value, you will want to update your will to include them.

Probate Litigation Representation

When an individual dies, the estate goes into probate. During probate the individual’s will is validated and administered. If the individual did not have a will, the court will administer the estate according to statute. If the will or trust is disputed, probate litigation may be needed. Our attorneys are skilled in handling probate matters including dispute litigation. We work with family members, executors, and potential beneficiaries. We always strive to ensure the decedents wishes are respected and our clients’ interests are protected.

If you are interested in creating or updating an estate plan or are in need of probate representation, contact us to schedule a free consultation. From our downtown Chicago office, we work with clients throughout Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County and beyond.