Do you have a will? Have you thought about what will occur after death? More often than not the answer to those questions is no. We understand wanting to put off planning your estate. It’s not a fun topic for anyone but it’s important for your loved ones. A will is an essential piece to the estate planning process.
A will allows you to:
- Select the person responsible for carrying out your final wishes (known as the executor or personal representative)
- Name a guardian to care for your minor children and manage their property
- Direct which probate assets go to which beneficiaries and specific gifts
- Determine who should receive the remainder (residue) of your probate estate
It’s important to also keep your will up to date so you can ensure your wishes are being carried out without any surprises. The Matlin Law Group team can meet with you to prepare a will that meets your needs. We cater to our client’s unique needs because every client is different. We offer flexible payment plans, video conferencing if you cannot make it to our office, and consistent support and advice to any questions you may have.
Contact Us today to start drafting your will right away!
Other estate planning tools we offer include:
- Power of Attorney for Health Care: Appoints and agent (a proxy) to make personal and medical decisions on your behalf, should you become incapacitated.
- Power of Attorney for Finances or Property – Appoints an agent (a proxy) to manage your finances, should you become incapacitated.
- A Revocable Trust established by the grantor (its creator) during his or lifetime, with terms that can be amended (changed) or revoked (canceled) at any time during the grantor’s life.
- An Irrevocable Trust that cannot be amended or revoked by its grantor, either because of its terms or because the grantor has died.
- To ensure your estates’ privacy and to better define how you want your estate handled
What Our Chicago Clients Are Saying About Us
Dear Eric, I just want you to know how much I appreciate everything you've done for me and the thoroughness with which you did it. You are indeed a most impressive will-maker, including the the serendipitous coverage your "compulsivity" supplies. You truly lift the experience from the quotidian to an art-form. In addition, you are a real mensch, in its best sense: open, warm, caring, understanding and honest. Again, my thanks to you and your staff for your help. With best wishes, S.B
Eric and Julie: On behalf of the Edgebrook Women's Club would like to thank you and express our gratitude for your wonderfully informative presentation to our group. As was evident from the many questions your information was needed, very well received and your situational examples registered with many in the audience. Thank you again for providing a much needed and informative presentation.
"Eric, Thanks again for helping me get this signed and completed. It's a big comfort knowing that my will and estate is in order. Thank you again for your generosity and friendship. I really appreciate being able to get this taken care of and with a certain level of confidence. I trust you and feel really comfortable with your advice. I've already referred some friends to you. I will continue to be your advocate and biggest fan!"
"We felt very comfortable with both attorneys. We would feel comfortable if we had to call to have questions answered. The atmosphere with Mr. Matlin was great, and we left the office feeling positive about something that is so important to us."
"I believe Eric did an excellent job communicating the related issues, options and was very helpful in assisting in making final decisions. The process was very helpful and resulted in us making the right decisions for ourselves. It was very easy and educational to work with Eric Matlin and his team."
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