New Year’s Resolutions

With 2012 quickly coming to a close, people begin drafting their lists of New Year’s resolutions.  While many will join a gym or vow to stop smoking as a way to improve their lives, they will often overlook getting their legal paperwork in order.

It may not be a priority for all, but updating beneficiaries after major life events such as marriage, divorce, the birth of a child or the passing of a family member is an important thing to do.

Talk to an estate planning attorney about what is best for you and your family. A well thought out and properly prepared estate plan can help you save time and money.

Take inventory of your documents. Where are insurance policies, retirement paperwork and investment information saved? It’s critical to have this kind of information at hand in case of an emergency.

And while making legal decisions is often difficult, our team offers compassionate, informed, and dedicated service. Peck Ritchey, LLC staff counsels clients with up-to-the-minute advice that will protect their assets during their lifetime and for their family after the client’s death.

Peck Ritchey estate attorneys will meet at an office location that is most convenient for their clients; Peck Ritchey has office locations in Chicago, Northbrook, Orland Park and Skokie. The firm also provides legal services for DuPage County.

Take the opportunities over these next few months to examine how happy and healthy your older relatives’ lives really are. You can help avoid future emergencies by productively discussing their current and future living situations now.

Resolve to get your legal affairs in order and contact the attorneys at Peck Ritchey by calling (855) 328-5787 for a 30 minute no-cost consultation and start the New Year off right.

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