Estate Planning: Wills
Palatine Wills Lawyers
A Will is a statement which controls the disposition of assets of person at his or her death. Wills may take other forms than being written; however, the most common will form is a written will.
The most common types of written Wills may be characterized as a Simple Will, a Complex Will or a Pour Over Will.
Wills should be executed under the law of the state where the person writing the will, sometimes called the Testator, lives. Under Illinois law, in order for a written will to be valid, it must have the following characteristics:
At Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC, we take these minimal statutory considerations to heart. When executing documents, we take care to ensure that the document itself is correctly written and to establish the mental state and desires of the Testator. Clients are assured that their Wills are executed with appropriate formality and attention to detail.
There are many benefits to signing a valid will. By signing a will, a client may achieve the following: