Northwest Suburban 
       Estate Planning Council


On Thursday, September 17, the NWSEPC hosted its first ever hybrid meeting at Chandler's Chophouse in Schaumburg. There were 33 registered for the breakfast; 19 attended person and 11 tuned in via Zoom. Stacy Berk and Tom Brennen of the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office gave virtual presentations of an inside look at the Adult Guardianship Division. Handouts from this meeting are posted under the Members Only section.

We will continue to monitor and follow these safety guidelines as we plan meetings for remainder of the year. Please know that your health and safety are our primary concern. Updates regarding future meetings will be posted on our website and sent via email to members.

Estate Planning Information


Estate planning encompasses the growth, conservation, and transfer of an individual’s wealth through the creation and maintenance of an “estate plan.”  The purpose of estate planning is to develop a strategy that will maintain the financial security of individuals through their lifetime and facilitate the intended transfer of their property and assets at death, while taking into consideration the unique circumstances of the family and the potential costs of different methods.


All too often, we hear:

      •"I'm too young to do estate planning."
      •"All my property is titled in joint tenancy with my spouse so I don't need a will."
      •"Estate planning is only for the super-rich."
      •"Estate planning is too complicated and expensive."
      •"Doesn't the government provide for that?"
      •"We did our wills right after we got married 30 years ago and see no need for further planning."


If you seek advice and guidance with regard to your estate planning needs, please view our website and search for the type of member that meets your needs.  As an alternative, you can search for an Accredited Estate PlannerĀ® (AEPĀ®) or Estate Planning Law Specialist (EPLS) designation holder in your area on the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils website.

NAEPC Journal of Estate & Tax Planning


Click here to view the latest NAEPC Journal.

Northwest Suburban Estate Planning Council

PO Box 178267

Chicago, IL 60617



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