Maritess T Bott
Rolling Meadows Illinois Estate Planning, Probate and Living Trusts Attorneys
* Asset Protection & Business Planning
* Elder Law & Medicaid Services
* Estate Planning Services
* Estate Planning for Family-Owned Businesses, Farmers and Ranchers
* Financial Planning Assistance
* Estate Planning for the GLBT Community
* Incapacity Planning
* IRA & Retirement Planning
* Legacy Planning
* Planning for Those With Special Needs
* Trust Administration & Probate

Estate planning is the creation of a definite plan for managing your wealth while you’re alive and distributing it after your death. These assets may be owned by you separately or jointly with others.

Estate planning is the preservation and the distribution of your assets, both during your life and upon your death. It is accomplishing your personal and family goals and easing the management of your financial and legal affairs, as well as minimizing taxes if your estate is large enough for taxes to be of concern. When we talk about an estate, we mean all assets of any value that you own, including real property, business interests, investments, insurance proceeds, personal property and even your personal effects. An “estate plan,” generally, refers to the means by which your estate is passed on to your loved ones on your death. Estate planning can be accomplished through a variety of methods, including:
- Revocable Living Trusts
- Last Will and Testament / Probate
- Lifetime Gifting
- Joint Ownership
- Beneficiary Designations
- Life Estates

Problems often arise when people don't coordinate all of these methods of passing on their estate. If you have a well-drafted estate plan in place, you will ensure that your estate passes to whom you want, when you want, and is carried out in the manner you've chosen. You can rest assured that your family won't have to endure the public process and costly matter of probate. The government won't be able to take what you've spent a lifetime building. But you need to be aware of the many options that exist in estate planning - and you must choose your estate planning attorney wisely.

Member - American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

Maritess T Bott
Bott & Associates
3701 Algonquin Rd #712
Rolling Meadows IL 60008
Tel: 847 818-9084
Fax: 847 818-9087

Maritess focuses her practice on estate planning, asset preservation, probate, business law, taxation and succession planning. She is experienced in integrating business, tax, asset protection and estate planning for individuals, closely-held business owners and family groups. Maritess employs her knowledge and skills in identifying a client’s objectives and employing innovative and cost-effective techniques to meet each client’s business and estate planning goals. She structures and drafts documents ranging from simple wills and trusts to complex structures involving family limited partnerships, intentionally defective trusts, special needs trusts and charitable remainder trusts.
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