Highland Will Lawyer
Creating an estate plan is a great way to put your mind at ease by protecting your loved ones in the event of your death, illness or disability. At our Highland, Illinois, law firm, we often tell clients that this smart asset planning starts with having a will.
Attorney Donald R. Johannes uses extensive legal knowledge and experience to help people navigate the estate planning process. He drafts, reviews and revises wills for people throughout southeastern Illinois.
Wills can do more than distribute assets to beneficiaries, including family heirlooms and collectibles. They can create guardianships for minor children in the event that something happens to you. They can also provide special instructions for certain situations and offer guidance regarding funeral plans. Many people create wills as part of larger estate plans involving living wills, trusts or powers of attorney.
Highland attorney Donald R. Johannes helps clients with all aspects of estate planning, including the drafting and review of living wills (sometimes referred to as advance health care directives). These documents appoint someone to make medical decisions in the event that you are unable to make them yourself. They are a good idea to have, especially before major surgery, childbirth or if you suffer from a major medical condition.
Taking A Straightforward Approach To Estate Planning
Estate planning and probate law can be complex. We take a straightforward approach. Working closely with our clients, we make sure that you understand the law and how it affects you. We often lead clients step-by-step through complex legal issues and discuss all the options. We make sure that your questions get answered so that you can make the right choice about how to proceed.