Chicago Mirror Will Attorneys

Planning your estate is a delicate, deeply personal process. While creating a will may seem intimidating, with the guidance of an estate attorney, you can feel confident that you will be informed and taken care of throughout the whole process. 

The lawyers at Peck Ritchey, LLC understand the importance of your will, which is why we only offer the highest quality of care and services to our clients. Our attorneys guide you through the process of drafting your will and consider every detail. Working with an experienced firm can give you peace of mind knowing that all of your bases are covered. 

Wills drafted by inexperienced or incompetent lawyers, can put your assets in the wrong hands and ultimately lead to lengthy disputes between loved ones. Work with a team of estate attorneys that can help you draft your will with care and purpose. For a consultation, call us today at (855) 328-5787 or get in touch with us through our site.

Why Do I Need a Mirror Will Attorney?

When planning your life with a spouse or partner, a reciprocal will is a simple means of transferring property from one party to another upon one’s death. These wills can sometimes be referred to as ‘mirror wills’ because they are essentially copies of the same document. Mirror wills are arranged to ensure that a spouse receives the majority of assets upon the death of their partner. 

In a mirror will, each individual may still distribute assets to beneficiaries other than their spouse. In many cases, these wills will state that assets will pass to children if the main beneficiary has already passed. While mirror wills can serve as a simple solution in asset management for couples they must be drafted precisely.

Consulting an attorney will help you determine if this is the right will for you and your partner. Working with an attorney allows you to effectively clarify and communicate your wishes and avoid any controversy in the future. When you are ready to discuss your estate, we can guide you through your legal journey with ease. 

Why Should I Choose Peck Ritchey, LLC to Handle My Will?

At Peck Ritchey, LLC, we have a deep understanding of all matters involved with estate planning. We know that establishing a proper will can bring comfort to you, your partner, and all of your loved ones. We have worked with many clients in planning their wills and understand the challenges you may face. We can help you through those challenges while making sure every detail is properly planned and accounted for. 

With over 100 years of combined legal experience, there is no legal matter our firm cannot handle. Our team is equipped to take on any task or answer any questions you have while planning your estate. Our firm has been widely recognized for our outstanding legal work. 

In 2019 alone, seven of our attorneys were named as either Super Lawyers® members or Rising Stars℠ members in the field of Estate & Trust Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate, or Elder Law. The process of being named to this list includes independent research, peer nominations, client testimonials, and more. To be named to this list is no fluke or accident. Our team has worked hard to earn these honors. 

Our peers have continued to recognize us for our top-quality legal services. Our attorneys Kerry R. Peck and Peter S. Coorlas received 2019 AV Preeminent ratings from Martindale Hubbell. This rating means that our lawyers rank among the very best in both their legal abilities and in their commitment to ethical service. This award is also predicated on respect among peers. Our firm has been distinguished by our peers year after year for our excellence.

Mirror Will Cases We Handle

Our firm works with clients who need help with a variety of legal matters, including estate planning. Years of experience have made us strong advocates for our clients. We understand that you are taking on this process with the future of your partner and other loved ones in mind. 

You have worked hard to build your life, and your assets should be managed and distributed according to your wishes. Couples with comparably valued assets often opt to create mirror wills. Mirror wills may cover the following topics:  

  • Property distribution 
  • Guardianship of children
  • Debt management
  • Burial requests 
  • Business ownership

While mirror wills are relatively straightforward, it is still critical that you consult with a lawyer to make sure that your assets are protected fully. Although mirror wills are drafted with identical terms, unlike mutual wills, each party can later adjust the details. Mutual wills are binding agreements. Whether or not couples choose mutual wills or mirror wills can depend on their level of trust. 

Decisions regarding the future of your assets will directly impact your loved ones once you’re gone. An experienced estate planning attorney will help you plan for the future, allocate your assets, and avoid the pitfalls that arise from writing your will independently.

Contact Us

At Peck Ritchey, LLC, we are always proud to be for outstanding service and results. We know that you have spent a lifetime working for what you currently have. Planning for the future of your estate is a process that deserves careful consideration and respect. If you have decided to move forward with estate planning, we are here to help. 

Our lawyers can help you avoid the stress and confusion of writing your will independently. We will put years of experience to work for your benefit because we know just how important strong estate plans are for the whole family. For a free, confidential consultation, call us today at (855) 328-5787 or start a conversation through the chat feature on our website.



Attorney Kyle Fahey handled our matter with skill and professionalism, and was always responsive. 10/10, would work with him and the firm again.

–Jon T.

The peace of mind that Peck Ricthey's office has given me is worth every penny. The services they provided me and my family in an emergency medical situation is beyond outstanding. Last minute notice, Peter Brady and team were compassionate, understanding and most importantly efficient and got the job done. Look no further if you have any needs that this office can provide for you. Definitely in good hands! Thank you, a thousand times over for all of your help.

–Christine K.

Very responsive and knowledgeable at handling our brother’s estate. Would definitely recommend!

–Ralph C.

I solicited Peck Ritchey, LLC for assistance with a living trust for which I became the beneficiary. I needed assistance with understanding the details of how it all worked. However, I was especially concerned because there were threats of allegations made by family members and a lawsuit was filed against me. I needed a solid professional who had my best interests in mind. Peter Brady took my case and he managed it flawlessly. He explained everything in a way I could understand, he knew the law inside and out, he was always available to answer questions, and even offer support when things seemed like they could become extremely problematic. In addition to this, he had a plan. He navigated the course as if he already knew the next move by the opposing attorney. He made me feel like everything was in control and that’s because he knew exactly what he was doing and he consulted with me about everything. We ended up settling out of court and ultimately the court officially dismissed the lawsuit. I honestly believe if it wasn’t for Peter and his expertise this could have gone in an entirely different direction. Peter did a stellar job and I couldn’t be more pleased and impressed with his performance.

–John T.

Tim Ritchey is as smart, honest, and genuine as they come. He truly puts helping people above making money. If you have a need, don’t hesitate to hire him.

–Jay T.

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