Why have an attorney prepare a will or trust?
Your estate is your life’s work, and you’ve likely worked for many years to build your estate. When choosing the right attorney to help you with your estate, you will want to choose carefully. Let attorney Michael LaCava make sure your estate is protected and your wishes fulfilled. Michael has an attention to detail that will ensure that your estate is handled appropriately and practices in several key aspects of estate planning, including:
- Revocable Trusts (Living Trusts)
- Irrevocable Trusts
- Healthcare Powers of Attorney
- Advanced Healthcare Directives
- Asset Protection
Let LaCava Law Firm, LLC in St. Charles, IL protect your estate. Attorney Michael LaCava has in-depth knowledge of Illinois and Florida law, and will help make plans for your estate with the highest levels of care and privacy. Contact Michael by phone at (630) 444-7504 or use our inquiry form to start planning your estate. Please remember that reaching out to Michael does not constitute the begin of a legal relationship.
If you were to pass away without a will, the status of your estate would be ‘intestate’. This means that state law will determine how your estate is distributed. This can include any property, bank accounts, or assets you have.
Make sure your wishes are known before a situation arises that you can’t control. Working with an attorney such as Michael LaCava ensures that your assets are allocated the way you want them allocated, not how state law would divide your assets.
Learn more about Michael’s professional background here.
Working with an attorney can take a lot of the guesswork out of the process and ensure that your will is documented correctly. Michael will work with you to determine the following key aspects of your estate:
- Selecting beneficiaries
- Choose an executor, Michael can function in this role if need be
- If you have children, you’ll need to select a guardian
- Select who gets what and lay out your wishes in clear terms
- Include a letter or additional document if you need to make sure that information is passed on
- Decide who gets power of attorney
- Have the documents signed by witnesses
Do you have questions about establishing a will? Michael is always available to answer your concerns. Reach out to Michael today to get more details on planning your estate