This time of year, we all tend to feel a deep sense of gratitude for our blessings. You may be married with kids, or perhaps you have grandchildren and are enjoying your golden years. Wherever you are in life, there are many reasons to be thankful! Your job, new home, significant other, your health, and so on…
With so many personal and material things to be grateful for, the best way to show your appreciation is by creating a layer of protection around yourself and loved ones.
Estate planning is one of the most important decisions you can make in your lifetime. You don’t have to wait until you are of a certain age to start planning. An estate plan is a legal document that can protect your family financially, even when you aren’t physically present. Unsure about where to begin with estate planning? Check out some of 23 Legal’s helpful estate planning blogs to get you started!
In the past, estate planning was considered a daunting task only taken on by wealthy adults, typically aged 50+. Often people thought estate planning was strictly for millionaires who have multiple properties, assets, and bank accounts to manage. However, these stereotypes are dated! Adults of all ages need to create an estate plan…
Even under normal circumstances, the death of a family member can be emotionally challenging. Without the aid and legal direction of a living will, things can become even more difficult and tricky. Understanding Illinois inheritance laws may help to simplify challenging times in your life or for your loved ones in the future…
Many adults in our country do not have a will. Huge mistake! About 70% of Americans are without advanced care plans and directives, such as living wills, for their families. Even if you don’t have a Bill Gates-sized estate, it’s imperative that you acquire an estate lawyer and begin the process of establishing financial protection for your family…
Our parents, who spent a lifetime caring for our every need, begin to require the assistance of their loved ones. This process can be emotional. But, this experience can be less stressful with the aid of a trusted attorney, such as Ben Weaver, guiding you! In our guide to easing a loved one into the next phase of their lives, we share common scenarios…
Not many associate the holiday season with estate planning – especially as it can feel morbid to envision life after death during this time of year. While this is a serious (and sometimes difficult) topic to discuss, it is worth it in the long run to know your family will be taken care of no matter what! What gift is more priceless than a peace of mind?
Life is full of unpredictable circumstances. As parents, it’s vital to protect the people we love the most – our children. We all want our kids to live a life full of joy, happiness, and of course financial security. While living in a complex, unpredictable world, the greatest gift you can leave your children is a safety net otherwise known as a living will or a trust.
Estate planning is not just for “the wealthy”, although people who have built great wealth do often think more about how to preserve it. After a lifetime of hard work, investing, saving, and creating wealth, the last thing you want is for the government to take it all back. An estate planning attorney can protect you.
“Ben did an excellent job for us on our wills & trust, and so we definitely chose him to work on our real estate sale & purchase as well. Very timely and responsive, highly competent work, and friendly. Glad to finally have a lawyer worth coming back to.” Gregory E., Google Review
Now that you have read some of the critical ways that estate planning can change your life for the better, the next step is to connect with real estate attorney Ben Weaver. Talking with an expert estate attorney will give you the clarity you need to start the process of securing the future for yourself and your loved ones. Ben understands these conversations can sometimes feel overwhelming, and that’s why he makes the time to really get to know his clients and customize a plan that fits their needs.
This holiday season, give yourself the gift of peace of mind by creating your estate plan.
Enter 2022 with a solid foundation beneath your family’s financial legacy by contacting us today.
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23 Legal offers Real Estate and Estate Planning legal services to individuals, families, community associations and small business owners throughout Chicagoland. We know how intimidating “the law” can be. In fact, when most people think of law offices, they think of stuffy leather chairs, huge wooden desks and pompous lawyers who charge outrageous fees. That’s not us! We believe in 1-to-1; the same lawyer should work with you all the way through. Whether you have an estate planning issue, family trust concern, or you have a legal problem in regard to a new home, business, real estate or remodel, you need a lawyer who cares. That’s where Ben comes in! We are great listeners; more than that, we are lawyers who believe that our clients always come first.