Your estate plan may be the most meaningful set of legal documents you create over the course of your lifetime. Given the importance of your estate plan, choosing the right estate planning attorney to assist you should be done with care and consideration, The estate planning attorneys at Hedeker Law, Ltd. are committed to helping their friends and neighbors in the Riverwoods, Illinois community with all their estate planning needs. We would be honored to help you create an estate plan than protects you, your assets, and your loved ones.
Riverwoods is an incorporated village located in Lake County, Illinois. The village was originally incorporated 1959 on the banks of the Des Plaines River by local steel magnate Jay Peterson. Today, the Village of Riverwoods encompasses about four square miles and is home to 3,660 residents as of the 2010 Census. Riverwoods is best known as the corporate headquarters of Discover Financial and CCH are located there, as well as Orphans of the Storm, an animal shelter founded in 1928 by famous dancer Irene Castle. In addition, Riverwoods features many significant examples of midcentury residential design, including over 40 homes designed by “prairie modernist” architect Edward Humrich. Because of the lack of local preservation laws and protection, the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois identified Riverwoods as one of the Chicago region’s communities most threatened by overdevelopment back in 2006. Since that time, efforts have been made to preserve the area’s historical homes and landmarks. The Village of Riverwoods is clearly a family oriented place to live with almost half (42 percent) of the households including children under the age of 18, according to the most recent Census. For art lovers, the village hosts the annual “Arts & Riverwoods” festival.
Hedeker Law Ltd. in the Riverwoods, Illinois Community
Your estate plan is a highly personal and extremely important set of legal tools and strategies aimed at protecting you and your loved ones. At the law firm of Hedeker Law ltd., we understand how important your estate plan is to you and to those you care about which is why we are dedicated to helping our friends and neighbors in the Riverwoods, Illinois community with their estate planning needs. Our goal is to create and nurture a lifelong relationship with each client to ensure that the estate plan you create meets your needs both now and in the future.
Creating an estate plan is not something that is ever truly finished because the plan you create today will not meet your needs in the future. Instead, estate planning is an ongoing process that should take into account the growth of both your estate and your family. Your initial estate plan may consist of nothing more than a simple Last Will and Testament aimed at ensuring that you do not leave behind an intestate estate. When you marry and start a family, you will need to add to that basic plan by including things such as an incapacity plan and probate avoidance strategies into your estate plan. As the value of your estate grows, you may need to consider adding asset protection, tax avoidance, and even business succession planning components into your plan. As you start looking toward retirement and the twilight of your life, components such as Medicaid planning, retirement planning, and funeral and burial planning will need to be added to your comprehensive estate plan. In addition, you may have specialized needs as well, such as special needs planning or pet planning that must be taken into account within your estate plan. By forming a lifelong partnership with our clients, we can help you create a plan that addresses all of these needs as they arise over the course of your life. The attorneys and staff at Hedeker Law Ltd. are proud to serve the Riverwoods, Illinois community and hope to have the opportunity to help you create an estate plan that protects you, your assets, and your loved ones over the course of your lifetime and beyond.
If you have additional questions or concerns regarding estate planning, or you are ready to get started on your plan, contact the Riverwoods, Illinois estate planning attorneys at Hedeker Law, Ltd. by calling (847) 913-5415 to schedule your free consultation.