Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do when a loved one passes?

The death of a loved one is one of the most stressful times in life. The question of “What do we do now?” can be overwhelming. We’re here to help our clients walk that road, whether thru probating an estate or administering a trust. For more information: https://www.grayslakelaw.com/5-important-probate-questions-answered/ OR https://www.grayslakelaw.com/death-loved-one/

How do I file an appeal on my property taxes?

When it comes to appealing your property taxes, timing is everything. There are certain deadline dates that must be met according to the township your property is located in. A qualified attorney can make a significant difference in a successful appeal. For more information: https://www.grayslakelaw.com/4-ways-appeal-property-taxes/

What’s the difference between a will and a trust?

A will is a document that ensures assets are passed to designated beneficiaries in accordance with your wishes. You name an executor to oversee the distribution of your assets, and if you have minor children, you need to name a guardian for them. A will is effective only at death and has to go through probate (court proceedings). Trusts allow you to avoid probate and may be useful, depending on family and tax situations. For more information: https://www.grayslakelaw.com/retire-confidently-4-savvy-estate-planning-strategies/ OR https://www.grayslakelaw.com/estate-planning-in-the-time-of-coronavirus-for-most-people-theyre-off-busy-living-and-not-thinking-about-dying/