Top Forest Park, IL Estate Planning Lawyers Near You

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    SmithAmundsen LLC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | St. Charles Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | St. Charles Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

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    Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

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    Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

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    SmithAmundsen LLC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Crystal Lake Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Crystal Lake Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

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    Hart David Carson LLP

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Elmhurst Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Elmhurst Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

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    Hart David Carson LLP

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

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    Rolewick & Gutzke P.C.

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Wheaton Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Wheaton Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

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    SmithAmundsen LLC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Woodstock Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Woodstock Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

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    Lathrop GPM

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

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    Dickinson Wright PLLC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

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    Litchfield Cavo LLP

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

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    Otte & Czajkowska LLC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

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    SmithAmundsen LLC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Geneva Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Geneva Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

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    Weiler & Lengle, PC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | St. Charles Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | St. Charles Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

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    Littler Mendelson, P.C.

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

  • Buckley Fine, LLC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | North Barrington Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | North Barrington Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

  • Hess Law Firm, LLC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Rolling Meadows Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Rolling Meadows Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

  • Margolis Weldon, LLC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Park Ridge Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Park Ridge Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

  • Kuhn, Heap & Monson

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Naperville Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Naperville Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

  • Mohammed, Shamaileh & Tabahi, LLC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Elmwood Park Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Elmwood Park Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

  • Law Office of Louis T. Wierenga, LLC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Arlington Heights Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Arlington Heights Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

  • Rimon P.C.

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

  • Law Office of Norman L. Bloch

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Glencoe Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Glencoe Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

  • Levin Schreder & Carey Ltd.

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Lisle Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Lisle Office | Serving Forest Park, IL

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Hiring a Forest Park Estate Planning Attorney is the best way to know you’ve adequately prepared for you and your family’s future. Additionally, depending on what you wish to achieve, an estate plan can help support family members, charities, and other worthy causes.

Estate Planning Attorneys

All individuals, regardless of their financial position, will benefit from talking with an Estate Planning Lawyer. However, speaking with a lawyer can be very useful when a person suddenly comes into a lot of money, such as from inheritance or a business sale.

A proper estate plan typically utilizes both a trust and a will. These two powerful tools allow you to make sure not only that your financial goals are addressed, but that you have peace of mind knowing those you love will be taken care of properly when you’re no longer able or willing to do so.

What is estate planning?

Estate planning is the process through which you make known your wishes for what you want to happen to your assets upon your death (commonly done through a last will and testament). Estate planning also involves stating your wishes for your health care through power of attorney declarations and advanced directives. In short, it allows you to maintain control of your health care and estate.

How much does estate planning cost?

There are do-it-yourself documents available online that allow you to create your own will, advance directive, and power of attorney declaration. Going this route will be cheaper than using an attorney in the present. However, it is good to work on an estate plan with your attorney to ensure you are going through the process correctly and addressing details you haven’t thought of. If you are worried about cost, you can discuss that with attorneys at your initial consultations as you shop around.

What estate planning documents do you need?

Every estate plan should include a last will and testament or establish a trust. This will allow you to state how you wish to distribute your assets to beneficiaries upon your death. A power of attorney declaration will name someone you trust to handle your health care and/or financial decisions if you are ever unable to. An advanced directive (also known as a living will) will state your wishes for any care you want to receive if you are unable to make those decisions at the time. This is useful when it comes to end-of-life care or if you ever need life-saving care because of an accident or illness.

Who needs estate planning?

Everyone needs estate planning, and if you are 18, it is never too early to start thinking about your plan! While we all want to live a long, full life, accidents and illnesses happen. And having a plan in place will go a long way in protecting your wishes.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

Does firm size matter?

For most consumer legal issues, the size of the practice is much less important than the experience, competence, and reputation of the attorney(s) handling your case. Among the most important factors when choosing an attorney are your comfort level with the attorney or practice and the attorney’s track record in bringing about quick, successful resolutions to cases similar to yours.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit – A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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