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Will and Trust Lawyers in Wheaton, IL

Attorneys for Setting Up a Wills in Glen Ellyn, Naperville, and DuPage County

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A will can ensure that your property and assets are distributed after your death according to your interests and goals. A will also details who will take care of your minor children after your death. Therefore, it is imperative that you develop a will so your wishes regarding your property and children are respected.

The estate planning attorneys at Anderson and Associates, P.C. have over two decades of experience with helping clients create wills. We ensure that our clients' best interests are represented in their wills and that the wills are legally sound in order to prevent them from being contested in court.

The Division of an Estate without a Will

If you die without a will, who receives your assets and property will be determined by Illinois's inheritance laws as follows:

  • If a deceased person is survived by a spouse and a descendant (the deceased's child, grandchild, great-grandchild, etc.), the deceased person's estate will be split between the spouse and descendant.
  • If there is no surviving spouse, but there is a surviving descendant(s), the entire estate will go to the descendant(s).
  • If the deceased person is survived by a spouse, but no descendants, the entire estate will go to the spouse.
  • If there is no surviving spouse or descendant, the deceased person's parents, siblings, or siblings' descendants will be given the estate. The estate will be equally divided among the deceased person's parents and siblings. If only one parent of the deceased is surviving, the surviving parent will receive double the share of the estate. The estate will be divided into equal portions among any descendants of the deceased person's siblings.
  • If there are no surviving spouses, descendants, parents, siblings, or siblings' descendants, the deceased's grandparents or the grandparents' descendants will receive the entire estate. One-half of the estate will go to the deceased's maternal grandparent(s) in equal portions. If there are no surviving maternal grandparents, then the grandparents' descendants will receive the estate.
  • If there is no surviving maternal grandparent(s), then the entire estate will go to the paternal grandparent(s). If there are no surviving paternal grandparents, then the descendants of the paternal grandparents will receive the estate.

Committed Wills Attorneys in Glendale Heights

No matter your age, it is essential that you create a will so that your property and loved ones are protected. Do not allow the state or the courts to decide how your property will be divided and distributed as well as who will be appointed as the legal guardian of your minor children. To schedule a consultation, call Anderson and Associates, P.C. at 630-653-9400 or contact us online. From our Wheaton office, we serve clients in Glendale Heights, Winfield, Naperville, and throughout DuPage County.

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