Wills LawyersCrystal Lake, Illinois
If a decedent was married, with children, the spouse will get 1/2 of the assets, while the children will split the remaining 1/2. If this is not what you intend, then you need a will. If both parents of a minor child die in Illinois, the courts may appoint a guardian of that minor child. With a will, you can state a preference for who that guardian will be, which the court will not lightly overturn. A will must be executed precisely in accordance with the law and without seeking legal advice there are many laws that can be misunderstood, therefore your will could be nullified.