What if “Some Day” Comes Tomorrow?
Our Estate Planning Lawyers Will Help You Be Prepared
Remember the old fable? The ant toiled all day, worried about lean times, while the grasshopper played and partied without a care in the world. Which one had peace of mind when hardship came?
In estate planning, you want to be the ant. Except it doesn’t need to be a big chore. The knowledgeable professionals at Huffman Law Offices, P.C., make preparing for the future as simple as possible, while addressing all scenarios.
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Do I Need Estate Planning? I’m Not Wealthy.
Estate planning is not only for “the rich.” And most people have greater assets than they realize — equity in the family home, retirement funds and life insurance policies. Without a will, the state of Illinois decides who the beneficiaries are.
An estate plan covers far more than your assets and possessions. It is a set of documents that expresses your wishes and guides family members (a) if you should die; or (b) if you become incapacitated by illness, accident or mental infirmity. Our attorneys and elder care specialist walk you through all the important considerations:
- A simple will to declare who inherits your property
- Trusts to preserve assets and pass them to your heirs with the least hassle and taxes
- Powers of attorney to manage your personal affairs if you cannot
- Health care power of attorney and living will for medical and life support decisions
- Guardianship of minor children or vulnerable adults
- Nursing home planning to pay for long-term care
We can also provide sophisticated asset protection and wealth transfer strategies to minimize estate taxes.
Do I Need a Lawyer? Can’t I Make a Will From a Kit?
The problem with a do-it-yourself estate plan is that you don’t know if it is legally sound and covers all the bases. If your documents are incorrectly written, incomplete, or executed improperly, your family will find out only after it’s too late.
Our lawyers take the time to sit down with you and understand your goals to build an individualized plan. We ask the right questions and explain all your options.
Meet the Future With Peace of Mind
Huffman Law Offices, P.C., provides comprehensive and affordable estate planning to families and individuals in Maryville, the East Metro and throughout Central Illinois.