Creating a comprehensive estate plan is one of the most important things you will do during your lifetime. It can also be one of the most intimidating endeavors the first time around because most people are unsure where to start or what they need to include in their plan. At the Vernon Hills, Illinois law office of Hedeker Law, Ltd., we understand all of the numerous and varied emotions that tend to go along with the estate planning process because we have dedicated our practice to helping people just like you with their estate planning needs. Our goal is to create a relationship with that you will make you feel more comfortable during the estate planning process and that will form the foundation of a lifetime of working together on your estate plan.
The History of Vernon Hills, Illinois
The area that would eventually become Vernon Hills began as a 200-acre farm back in 1851. The land remained as farmland for the next 100 years until part of it was purchased for a residential community and golf course. The Village of Vernon Hills began as an outgrowth of a small 125 house subdivision that was home to 123 people and was built by developers Quinn Hogan and Barney Loeb. Incorporated on July 16, 1958, the Village grew from a few hundred residents to 5,600 during its first two decades. At one time, the village was so small, both the village and the police department were run from a local motel! In 1971, the village trustees finally purchased two portable buildings out of which the village and the police could operate. By 1980, the census reported a total of 9,827 people living in Vernon Hills.
Vernon Hills, Illinois Today
Vernon Hills has grown at a slow pace over the years, allowing it to retain its small-town atmosphere. As of the 2010 Census, Vernon Hills was home to about 25,000 full-time residents. The town’s location in northeastern Illinois allows it to serve as a retail hub for the surrounding cities of Libertyville, Lake Forest, Long Grove, Lincolnshire and Buffalo Grove. The village hosts a number of fun events each year, including the Summer Celebration and Oktoberfest. For music lovers, concerts are held weekly at the Arbortheater on Thursday evenings. You also don’t want to miss the French Market. Featuring nearly 15 individual specialty vendors, Chicago French Market offers fresh ingredients for cooking at home, delicious grab-and-go options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, light snacks, picnics, easy party planning for home and office settings, plus meaningful gift ideas, all in one convenient location.
Hedeker Law Ltd. in the Vernon Hills Community
The attorneys and staff at Hedeker Law Ltd. are proud to be part of the Vernon Hills, Illinois community. Our clients are much more than clients to us which is why we strive to develop lifelong relationships with each one. We also understand that sharing your personal, confidential information, goals, and wishes with a stranger is not easy. By striving to create lasting relationships with our clients we hope to make it easier for you to confide in us which, in turn, helps us to create an estate plan for you that reflects those goals and wishes.
We understand that when you create an estate plan you may need to divulge highly personal, and often sensitive, information to your attorney. By treating each client as an individual, and forging lasting relationship with each client, our goal is to create a trusting attorney-client relationship that will make sharing confidential information much easier for you. It also allows us to help you create a more personalized estate plan that truly reflects your estate planning goals and wishes.
Because estate planning is an ongoing process, the relationships we create with our clients are critical to ensuring that our clients’ estate plans are updated as needed. The needs, goals, and wishes you have for your estate plan when you are just starting out in the adult world will undoubtedly change as you pass through the various stages of your life. Initially, you may only need a basic estate plan that focuses on a Last Will and Testament to distribute your modest estate assets. It won’t be long, however, before you find that you also want to protect your fledgling family and the financial investments you have started to make. As such, you may need to add an assets protection component as well as discuss incapacity planning with your estate planning attorney. At some point, you will likely need to retirement planning, Medicaid planning, and even funeral planning into your comprehensive estate plan as well.
If you have additional questions or concerns regarding estate planning, or you are ready to get started on your plan, contact the Vernon Hills, Illinois planning attorneys at Hedeker Law, Ltd. by calling (847) 913-5415 to schedule a consultation.