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

Schaumburg Office

1101 Perimeter Dr. Ste. 220
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 Lawyers

Estate Planning Tools to Suit Your Individual Needs

There are many different legal instruments used to create a comprehensive and effective estate plan. At Anderson & Associates, P.C., we are skilled in drafting all types of estate planning documents and making sure our clients are fully protected. Every person’s personal and financial situation is different. Our firm creates personalized estate plans that are designed to meet your family’s needs and effectively convey your wishes.

Essential Estate Planning Tools

The types of legal documents used in your estate plan will depend on your unique circumstances. Our attorneys will carefully review your financial situation and discuss your personal goals prior to recommending an estate plan. A comprehensive estate plan could include a:

  • Will – The foundation of most estate plans, a will specifies how your property and assets will be distributed upon your death and allows you to nominate a guardian for your minor children (and dependent adults).
  • Trust – Trusts are financial tools used to immediately transfer assets to beneficiaries without going through probate. There are many types of trusts including revocable living trusts, irrevocable living trusts, special needs trusts, among others.
  • Living Will – Also known as an advance directive, these are used to express your wishes toward life-prolonging medical treatments for yourself.
  • Power of Attorney – These documents give legal power to a trusted agent to make medical and financial decisions for you if you are incapacitated.

Prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, and cohabitation agreements are also used for estate planning purposes at times, and our experienced attorneys are skilled in their preparation as well.

To learn more about the estate planning tools available to you and how to best protect yourself and your family in the future, contact us to schedule a free consultation. From our convenient, downtown Chicago office and three other regional offices, we work with clients throughout the Chicago area including Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County and beyond.