Daniel O. Hands, P.C.

Oak Brook

2021 Midwest Road, Suite 200
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Cary

875 Feinberg Court, Suite 103
Cary, IL 60013

Fax: 630.574.0319

Singles

According to the most recent U.S. census, more than half of all adult Americans are single.
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Married Couples

Congratulations! You have tied the knot. With marriage comes new rights and responsibilities.
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Minor Children

Are you the parent of minor children? If yes, then they are your most valuable treasure.
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Single Again

Whether due to divorce or death, you are now single again and need to create (or revisit) your estate plan.
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Retirement

You have arrived. Just a moment ago, you were nearing retirement.
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Estate Planning for Singles

Serving Singles in Oak Brook, Elmhurst, Downers Grove and throughout DuPage County, IL


If you are single, then you are in good company. According to the most recent U.S. Census, more than half of all adult Americans are single, too. Whether you just turned 18 or are 118 one thing you share with your married counterparts is the need for essential estate planning.

Even if you do not have two dimes to rub together, you are your estate. Did you know the law requires every adult American to make his or her own personal, financial and health care decisions? Who would make your basic decisions if you are legally incapacitated due to a serious injury or illness?

Unless you legally appoint the decision-maker of your own selection in advance through proper estate planning, then a probate judge will select one for you. The probate court process to accomplish this is expensive (it employs at least three attorneys), discloses your private personal and financial information to the public record and is a real hassle for your loved ones.

Did you know that in the absence of proper estate planning, your assets may be distributed after death based on “one-size-fits-all” state laws written for people who do not have their own estate plan? Of course, this impersonal estate plan written by state lawmakers may not reflect your own unique circumstances and objectives for your loved ones and assets.

Fortunately, we can help you avoid the probate and replace that impersonal, state-written, one-size-fits-all estate plan with one we design together for your unique circumstances and objectives. We even help you coordinate the beneficiary designations on your life insurance and retirement plans with your estate plan to avoid unpleasant, unintended consequences.