Powers of Attorney & Wills

Powers of Attorney and Wills Attorney at Reasonable Rates

Experienced POA and Will Lawyer

We serve Will County, Du Page County, Kendall County and Grundy County

 

Both powers of attorney and wills are valuable estate planning tools that can benefit individuals now and in the future.  A power of attorney is awarded to one individual to act on behalf of another, whether for business or health care.  A will directs who will receive your property and how it will be distributed if it is not otherwise provided for in other documents.

 

Business Power of Attorney

 

The agent of this power of attorney has the legal right to act on behalf of another person who may be unable to make sound decisions on his or her own.

 

The agent typically fulfills the following duties:

~Handling various paperwork

~Handling finances including bank accounts, writing checks, etc.

~Filing tax returns

~Handling insurance issues

~Handling real estate matters

 

Health Care Power of Attorney 

 

The agent of this power of attorney acts on the health and medical preferences of another person, to be used if that person becomes incapacitated and unable to make these decisions independently.

 

The document addresses issues regarding:

~End-of-Life procedures

~The use or non-use of life support systems

~What types of medical procedures can be or not be performed to preserve life

 

Wills

 

A will directs who will receive your property and how it will be distributed upon death. This applies to property that has not otherwise been designated for distribution in some other document, say, for example, in an insurance policy. It also states any other acts that the person wanted done after his or death. Finally, it directs who the executor will be, that is, the person in charge of administering the estate according to the wishes of the deceased person.

 

Protect Your Family – We invite you to contact Leiter Law Offices at 815-723-7600 to schedule a free initial consultation.

 

We serve Will County, Du Page County, Kendall County, and Grundy County: Joliet, Plainfield, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Shorewood, Romeoville, Lockport, Lemont, Homer Glen, Mokena, New Lenox, Frankfort, Channahon, Elwood, Rockdale, Minooka, Morris and the surrounding towns and areas.