Estate Planning Attorney for Wills and Trusts
Planning your estate ensures your valuables will pass to your family how you want, as well as providing instructions for your care if you become disabled. Creating an estate plan using a will or trust is one of the most thoughtful actions you can take to protect your loved ones.
Contact Brynteson Law today for estate planning in Rockford, Belvidere, Freeport, and Dekalb, IL.
What Is A Will?
You are probably familiar with the term last will and testament. Essentially, a will is a legal document that states how your final affairs debts are to be handled after your death. Probate is the process of giving your property away after you pass away.
A medical power of attorney outlines your desires regarding your healthcare decisions should you become incapacitated. Living wills help your family by setting out your wishes regarding tough end of life healthcare decisions if your brain has died and you are only being kept alive by medical support.
What Is A Trust?
Trusts create a fiduciary relationship in which you give another party, such as a family member, the authority to handle your assets if you become incapacitated or upon your death. Generally, revocable living trusts are preferred over wills because they help avoid a lengthy and expensive court supervised probate.
There are other types of trusts. Choosing the right one for you depends on your personal situation. Mark Brynteson will guide you through the entire process and help you decide what is best for you and your family.
Why Do I Need An Estate Planning Attorney?
Estate Plans include both wills and trusts which help protect your family in the event of your passing. People are always surprised how expensive the end of a person’s life can be. A good estate planning attorney will create a plan which makes sure your loved ones receive the full benefit of your estate at the lowest possible cost to you.
A common misconception is that only the wealthy need estate plans. Estates of any size benefit from an estate plan.
Fortunately, a good estate planning attorney will make sure the process is clear and simple, giving you peace of mind your loved ones will be taken care of after you’re gone.
Brynteson Law Can Help!
Mark Brynteson has been creating estate plans for over 35 years. He wants to put his experience to work for you. Protecting your family, future, and finances is one of the most important things you can do. Mark makes it easy, helping you every step of the way. Brynteson Law will craft a personalized estate plan that fits your specific needs. Call us today, or request a free case evaluation below!