Many people believe that a simple will is all they need as far as estate planning goes. In reality, a will alone is rarely enough. The Illinois estate planning attorneys of Lois Kulinsky & Associates, Ltd., have more than 45 years of combined experience creating wills and estate plans. Our goal is to help you create an estate plan that truly meets your needs.
We also want to make certain that our services fit your budget. That means offering reasonable estate planning fees, as well as allowing payments by credit cards or through an installment plan.
What Wills Do
A will tells the court where you want your assets to go. That is it. For people with minimal assets, a simple will may make sense, but it is limited in terms of its benefits.
Our attorneys will take the time to educate you about the strengths of a stand-alone will, as well as the limitations. We believe in face-to-face communication, and we will take the time to get to know your situation so that we can provide estate planning guidance that is customized to your situation. We provide a comfortable environment for you to make important decisions.
What Wills Do Not Do: Avoid Probate
A common misconception is that having a will means a trip to probate court will be unnecessary. In reality, any estate valued at more than $100,000 requires a trip to probate court, will or no will. The only way to avoid probate is through the use of trusts, including revocable living trusts and land trusts, and other estate planning tools. We will help you determine if the use of these tools makes sense in your situation.
Learn more about wills by reviewing the resources offered on this website, including our estate planning FAQs.
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Contact us online to set up a free consultation with one of our estate planning lawyers. Our main office is in Wheeling, and we also have an office in Libertyville and Buffalo Grove for your convenience. We represent clients in the north and northwest suburbs and throughout the greater Chicago area.