Estate Planning Toolbox

Most people need an attorney to draw up their will. An attorney can also advise you whether you need a trust, and they can draft Powers of Attorney that are tailored to your needs. Here are three resources that may help you find an attorney who specializes in estate planning.

  • Trusts and Estates: Selecting a Good Lawyer. Read the article at
  • Search for an attorney specializing in trusts and estates through the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel at
  • Some attorneys, accountants, and financial planners may hold the Accredited Estate Planner designation. You can search for them at

You can complete a Power Of Attorney yourself, using the statutory forms provided by your state. For Illinois, download the statutory forms using the following links:



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