Estate Planning

Tailored Estate Planning To Provide Peace Of Mind

Far too often, individuals put off planning for the future, for whatever reason. Common barriers to creating an estate plan include the demands of everyday life, a misconception that an individual does not have enough wealth to justify a plan or simple apprehension about thinking about mortality.

The legal team at Samuel J. Erkonen, P.C., in Plainfield is passionate about creating individualized estate plans to give clients the peace of mind that their true desires will be followed. If Sam had one wish, it would be that all parents have a will or an estate plan. Sam feels it is so important for individuals and families to have a plan in place that he will make a "house call" to discuss your options.

An Appropriate Estate Plan Is A True Gift For Your Family

Having an estate plan is one of the best things you can do for your family. Your estate plan allows you to make your wishes known with regard to how you want your property distributed when you pass away. It also allows you to identify how you want your medical care handled, guardianship for your children and who should have the authority to make decisions for you should you become unable to make them for yourself.

Affordable Estate Planning For All Stages Of Life

Nearly everyone needs to have a will and estate plan. A well-crafted plan can help avoid family conflicts and strife should the unexpected occur. There is no one-size-fits all plan that will work for every family. A plan can take many forms, involving a variety of legal instruments. Choosing the correct tools to accomplish your goals is vital to creating an effective plan. Sam is determined to provide plans that directly meet the needs and serve the vital interests of his clients. The most common and important estate planning documents include:

  • Wills: These documents allow you to direct how your assets should be distributed. Parents of young children can name a guardian, providing peace of mind that the children will be cared for.
  • Trusts: There are a wide variety of trusts that can be useful instruments to manage property, protect assets for the future and transfer wealth to beneficiaries.
  • Powers of attorney: Durable powers of attorney are valuable tools to allow you to give someone you trust the authority to make health care and financial decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated.
  • Living wills: These are also known as health care directives. You can memorialize your desires concerning life support options to relieve your family of potential disputes if you are terminally ill and cannot speak for yourself in the hospital.

Sam has a Master of Laws degree in taxation. He is an accomplished business and corporate lawyer. He has extensive experience with Illinois real estate law. The depth and breadth of Sam's legal knowledge is an important asset for his clients with more complicated estates. However, Sam is dedicated to creating tailored plans, without unnecessary add-ons, to directly address the goals of clients. Sam also helps families navigate elder law when loved ones sometimes need extra assistance managing their day-to-day needs in addition to their finances.

Get In Touch With An Experienced Wills And Estate Planning Attorney In Plainfield

For quality legal services to protect your assets and your family, call Samuel J. Erkonen, P.C., at 815-919-6580 or send Sam an email now. The initial consultation is free. Based in Plainfield, Samuel J. Erkonen, P.C., serves clients in Will County, DuPage County, Kendall County and surrounding areas of Illinois.