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Create A Fundamental Plan For Your Estate

Everyone has an estate – regardless of net worth. Your estate may include your home, your retirement account, your business or sentimental belongings. These things are important to you and your family, which is why it is so worthwhile to take the time to protect them.

An estate planning lawyer from the Law Office of Michelle Broughton-Fountain can help you secure your assets and formally communicate your wishes. We know that your estate plan is about more than just inheritance; it’s about your life.

Preserve Your Assets For Your Loved Ones

Many of our clients at the Law Office of Michelle Broughton-Fountain take comfort in the knowledge that they can continue to provide for their loved ones after they are gone. We can help you create, modify and update your will as your life evolves.

Creating a will can protect your loved ones and assets from a lengthy probate process, which is often complicated and difficult for families. Unfortunately, intestate probate could prevent those you want from receiving what you wanted to give them. 

Because we have experience with probate cases in Illinois, we know how difficult they can be. Let us help you organize your estate with your family in mind.

We Respect Your Personal Wishes

Your estate plan is more than simply property and money issues; it also reflects your values and choices. Ultimately, you are in control of the future, and our lawyers help make that possible.

We can work with you to customize your estate plan through:

  • A living will, which allows you to specify your wishes for end-of-life care and other medical preferences
  • Powers of attorney, which name someone whom you trust to make limited decisions for you if you are incapacitated, such as processing your bills or choosing among recommended medical treatments
  • A will, which states your personal choices regarding inheritance for your family, friends and loved ones

Routinely updating your will and reevaluating powers of attorney is critical to ensuring that other people will respect your true wishes. When your life changes, such as after a divorce, we can review and modify your estate plan.

Start Planning With Our Firm

Our attorneys have guided clients through estate planning options for over 70 years in total. We have the skills necessary to help you create an effective plan. Call 708-831-1629 or email us for a consultation.