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Illinois Estate Planning Attorney Helps Protect Your Assets

Preserving your family’s wealth for future generations

Whether you’re planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, the Law Office of Elfreda Dockery can help with all aspects of your estate plan, including:

  • Choosing the appropriate executor
  • Guardianship
  • Living trusts
  • Simple Wills drafting

Estate planning documents are extremely flexible and can be designed to fit your unique needs. I work closely with you to determine your goals and create precise instruments to carry out your intentions.

Securing your legacy

You’ve worked hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you great comfort. I thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets.

Draft your advance directive and simple will

A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your advance directive (or living will) sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.

Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a specific person such as a blood relative, a domestic partner, or a friend. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed – making decisions that might not reflect your desires.

Appointment of guardians

If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. Naming a guardian is especially important if you are a single parent, but even married couples must consider the remote possibility of perishing in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint one whose decisions may be in conflict with your parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets’ care in your will, even naming a guardian to assume ownership.

New Parents Estate Planning

Having and raising children is an expensive endeavor, and sometimes the unthinkable happens to a family with young children. As a means of assuring your children are provided for as you want them to be, you need certain basic documents prepared in advance.

Elfreda Dockery will prepare basic estate planning documents for new parents for $850.00.

The following documents are included in the New Parent’s Estate Planning Package:

  1. A Simple Will;
  2. A Living Will with durable power of attorney provisions;
  3. A General Power of Attorney for Property; and
  4. A Power of Attorney for Health Care

Eligibility requirements for this service:

The purpose of the New Parent’s Estate Plan is to help parents with new children provide their families with the protection we all need.  Families with an only child under 18 months are eligible for this service.   Also eligible for this service are families with multiple children that are all under 6 years of age.

To receive this package rate, you must meet the above eligibility requirements.

Contact an estate planning lawyer you can trust.

For comprehensive estate planning services in South Holland and throughout Illinois, call the Law Office of Elfreda Dockery at 312-964-3761 or contact my office online to schedule a legal strategy session.

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  • South Holland Office
    17070 South Park Avenue
    Suite K
    South Holland, Illinois 60473
    Phone: 312-372-5600