Wills and Trusts

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Wills and Trusts

The most commonly known estate planning document, a will details how you want your property to be divided when you die. It may also include details related to guardianship of minor children and the method of payment of debts and taxes you may owe. A will may be the single most important document you create to prepare for the future.

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Wills and Trusts

Other Kinds of Trusts

Revocable Trust

A more flexible type of arrangement, a revocable trust allows you to change the terms of the eventual financial distribution while you are still alive. If the trust gains interest or is tied to an investment, you can collect income from the trust funds if you choose. The trust will then be distributed after your death on the timeline you decide.

Special Needs Trust

Every family is unique and their financial futures need to be planned specifically for them. A special needs trust is a distinct type of arrangement that allows you to set aside assets for a person to be used after your death, while still legally allowing them to collect needs-based government benefits. This may be important for minor children and children or adults with disabilities whose wellness could be put in peril without this special protection.

Pet Trust

Most pet parents care for their animals just like family and many make plans for their pet’s future after their death. A pet trust allows you to set aside funds that will be used for your pet’s care and maintenance. Pet trusts are becoming increasingly popular, both to safeguard an animal’s future wellness and also ease the financial burden on the person who takes custody of the pet.

What Can You Expect

Having the right team of wills and trusts attorneys in place is crucial to designating these legally binding documents as desired when estate planning. We are aware that it can be highly complex and distressing, and our team is here to help you every step of the way, ensuring that you leave everything as desired to whom you intend. 

Our approachable and skilled legal team also assists with other family law matters: 

  • Divorce
  • Post-decree 
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Orders of Protection
  • Adoption
  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianship

We are here for you and will continue to be available throughout the legal process to address your wishes and concerns.

We also offer free remote consultations and provide services from a distance if necessary.

You contact us here, email our office at info@sterkfamilylaw.com, or call 815-600-8950 and one of our team members will get you the help you need.

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Sterk Family Law Group is a firm of experienced family law attorneys in Orland Park, IL. Contact us to schedule your free family law or estate planning consultation today!