Wills

Experienced Illinois Estate Planning Lawyer

Wills are not just for the elderly and people with large estates. People of any age and income level can benefit from having an estate plan that expresses their wishes regarding what should happen after their death.

If you are considering having a will, the law firm of Michael Overmann, Ltd. can help. Our firm has practiced estate planning since 1999. Whether you want to draft a will for the first time, or you want to revise an existing will, we offer the experience, personal service and guidance to meet your needs. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.

Providing Comprehensive Service

Our firm carefully guides you through the will process, making sure you understand all legal consequences of your decisions. We hope that you walk away with a thorough understanding of how having a will can benefit your family after you pass away.

In addition to the initial drafting and revising of wills, we represent you and your family during probate - the formal process of administering an estate according to a will. Our goal is to ensure the will is carried out according to the decedent's wishes with as little contention as possible. Our services include:

  • Advising executors of the estate on their duties and helping them fulfill these duties
  • Representing beneficiaries and other parties in will contest and estate administration
  • Making sure all legal responsibilities are met, including paying creditors out of the estate's assets

Wills vs. Living Wills

Although they have similar names, wills and living wills are two completely different legal documents. A will expresses your wishes regarding asset distribution and care of your children after your death. A living will - or health care directive - offers guidance regarding your medical care should you become incapacitated. Both are important and help ensure that your wishes are carried out.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

Contact our firm at our DuPage County office at 630-395-7948 or our Will County office at 708-590-4599 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. Learn how we can help protect your family and your assets through wills and other estate planning documents.