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Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs. Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible. It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.
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Our Lincoln Park estate planning attorneys outline the 8 goals of a good estate plan in this article.
These next two articles by our Lincoln Park attorneys discuss aspects of estate planning including appointing fiduciaries and arranging asset distribution. Your estate plan's purpose is the appointment of executors or trustees to manage your estate once you pass. It also enables individuals you appoint to make healthcare and financial decisions for you in case you become mentally impaired.
The next article on asset distribution discusses how your assets will be distributed after you pass both with and without a will or trust.
Our Lincoln Park estate planning attorneys discuss revocable living trusts and what ways they are used to avoid probate, which can be time consuming and costly. Probate is required in Illinois when you pass away and have real estate worth $100,000.00 or more outside of a trust.Avoiding probate will save your estate time and money.
Probate also may take a year or more which causes your loved ones to wait to receive your assets, which is what makes revocable living trusts so lucrative. These trusts act as the primary vehicle of your estate plan. We will ensure that your estate avoids probate and your estate will pass immediately to your loved ones.