LaGrange, IL, Oct. 21, 2013 – William S. Wilson, Esq., Managing Partner of Wilson and Wilson Law Offices announced today that he is joining his colleagues at WealthCounsel in a public relations campaign to showcase National Estate Planning Awareness Week, October 20-26, 2013.
According to a 2011 industry trends survey of estate planners conducted by WealthCounsel, one of the most common reasons clients engage in estate planning is to spare their family members and heirs the chaos and conflict that often occurs after their death. Another common reason that consumers engage in planning is to protect their children from mismanaging their inheritance, or to shield their children's inheritance from creditors.
Wilson noted that estate planning is one of the most overlooked areas of personal financial management. More than 120 million Americans do not have proper estate plans to protect themselves or their families in the event of sickness, accidents, or untimely death. This costs many families wasted dollars and unnecessary hardship that can be minimized with proper planning.
In 2008, the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (NAEPC) worked with Congress to pass a resolution proclaiming the third week in October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week. The resolution noted that “Many Americans are unaware that lack of estate planning and financial illiteracy may cause their assets to be disposed of to unintended parties by default through the complex process of probate.”
“Estate planning is a thoughtful process and not merely a single legal transaction,” said Wilson. “As a member of WealthCounsel®, my firm has access to a state-of-the-art document drafting system, a network of experienced colleagues throughout the country with whom I can collaborate, and superior educational resources to help me stay on the leading edge of knowledge,” Wilson stated.
In addition to WealthCounsel®, Wilson is also a member of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Illinois Bar Association. He has also been quoted in U.S. News and World Report and writes and lectures on estate planning and elder law.
About Wilson and Wilson Law Offices-The Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law
Established in 1983, Wilson and Wilson Law Offices specialize in all areas of estate planning, including asset protection, charitable planning, business succession planning, elder law and estate planning for families of special needs persons. For more information, please visit our website at www.lagrangelaw.com, or call 708-482-7090. Located at 1023 W. 55th St., #110, LaGrange, IL 60525. And we now have an added location at 16335 S. Harlem, Tinley Park, IL 60477.