Wills & Trusts

Wills & Trusts 2016-10-26T07:43:39+00:00

CLARITY. STRATEGY. FORWARD-THINKING.

Navigate the unknown and plan your future.

Planning your estate is vital for any individual, couple or family with assets, but when you are a business owner or own large amounts of property or other assets, it truly is an urgent matter. Life has its surprises and sudden changes in health or even an unexpected death can create havoc if you have not arranged your affairs. This can lead to the state stepping in and making the decisions – this is never a good idea. We assist individuals, business owners and families who need high quality and experienced legal assistance in developing a business succession plan, family trust, or getting all the proper documentation for the distribution of their estate after death, such as wills, living trusts and other personal protection documents.

We serve clients all across Illinois and help them with their estate planning legal matters, including those pertaining to asset protection, business succession planning, change of beneficiary, codicils, living trusts, probate, probate administration, wills, trust administration and trust litigation. We can help you protect your rights, your business, your assets and anything else you may need protected.

Planning for the future distribution of your estate is important to both you and your heirs. When there are missing pieces of documentation, whether a will, trust or other document, it can create very serious problems for your children or other heirs. Getting all these matters resolved and in order gives you peace of mind, knowing that all the crucial matters are under control and that your estate will be distributed in the manner that you wish.

With a review of your situation, we can advise you how to create a comprehensive estate plan that includes all of the vital documentation that must be in place and properly filed to assist in avoiding future litigation or tax problems. Your estate plan, whether it includes a trust, business succession plan, or a high net worth tax shelter, should be created based upon your actual needs and desires regarding your estate and how you wish it to be distributed. It can be uncomfortable to consider these matters, but you will be relieved when they are all resolved and you know that you won’t leave a contentious situation behind.

When you need legal advice on estate taxes, wills, trusts, living trusts, irrevocable v. revocable trusts, trust administration, inheritance or beneficiary rights, business formation, business transactions, asset protection, tax planning for established families, or need help on trust litigation, a special needs trust or any other document for your estate planning, we can help.

If you need advice regarding asset protection, or vital legal matters regarding business succession planning, we can help you devise plans for creditor, predator and lawsuit protection or advanced strategies for business succession planning.