Do I Need a Will?

Yes! A will (sometimes called a "last will" or a "last will and testament") is a legal document that allows you to specify how you want your estate handled upon your death. The will tells the probate court how to distribute your assets. Without a will, the court will administer your assets pursuant to the distribution pattern defined by state statute.

A will allows you to name the individuals to whom (and/or the charities to which) your assets will be distributed and to specify the amounts of such distributions. Important provisions, such as the appointment of a guardian for your minor children and your wishes regarding the disposition of your remains, can also be included in a will.

At Russo Law Offices LLC, we believe that everyone should create an estate plan to fit their individual needs. We help clients of all ages and asset levels develop an estate plan, including a will, to best suit their desires and needs. The will serves as the basis of every estate plan we create at Russo Law Offices LLC, and we work with each client to add the necessary documents (such as trusts, powers of attorney, and beneficiary designations) to effectively capture the client's wishes.

Why You Need to Consider a Will

You may have heard of a "living will." This is actually a health care directive, sometimes referred to as a "declaration." This document is typically included in an estate plan prepared by Russo Law Offices LLC, but it is different from a "last will."

Guiding You Through Tough Decisions

Tomorrow is never promised. It's never too early to create a will that articulates your desires. Email our Hinsdale office to speak with a dedicated estate planning lawyer today, or call 630-560-1010 to start the process. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. You can also schedule an appointment here. We serve clients in DuPage County, Cook County, Lake County, Will County, and throughout Illinois.

Practice Areas

Learn More

Public Speaking Engagements

  • March 2018 Northwestern Alumni Webinar: “Estate Planning 101: Secure Your Future & Maximize Wealth Accumulation”

We Are Here For You

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy