In Illinois, if you are incapacitated or pass away without creating a will, your assets will be distributed to your closest relatives based on the state’s intestacy laws. All states have a legal process in place to handle a person’s assets if they die without a will. However, most people would prefer to have a say in how their assets are distributed. At Brave Law Center, P.C., we help our clients prepare a Last Will and Testament that fits their estate planning goals, so their last wishes are followed.
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You would be surprised to learn how many people don’t create a will or an estate plan. Estate planning is the process of getting your financial and personal affairs in order in the event you die or become incapacitated. A Last Will and Testament is the basic legal document created to give instructions to your loved ones on how you want your property distributed. Without a will, the state will decide how your estate is distributed, including your money, possessions, and any pets.
One of the most common questions we get at Brave Law Center, P.C. is about the timing of creating a will. For most people, any time is the perfect time to assert your wishes, even if you don’t have a lot of assets. Many people also think that they can’t afford a complex estate plan right now. However, you can still start with creating a will. The best benefit of creating a will is peace of mind, for you and your loved ones. After you create your will, you will rest easy knowing that there is a plan in place for your money, possessions, children, and any pets in the event that you die or become mentally incapacitated. A Last Will and Testament will then give your loved ones peace of mind knowing that your last wishes have been followed.