Where Can You Find a Qualified Trust & Trust Attorney?
Whether you are wealthy or not, it is important to ensure your property and possessions are transferred in the way you want them to be when you die. An experienced Wills & Trusts Attorney can provide you with the assistance you need to make this happen.
A Will can tell the world how you want your property to be distributed, who should care for your children and pets, and other matters upon death. Without a Will, a probate court will decide how to distribute your assets, which may not reflect your wishes. An estate planning lawyer can help you draft a Will that expresses your desires and helps minimize taxes.
While the Will is the cornerstone of a solid estate plan, there are many other legal tools available to help you protect your family’s wealth and transfer it to future generations. An experienced estate attorney can advise you on the use of trusts, power of attorneys and other estate planning devices to meet your goals. They can also provide valuable insight into the relationship between federal estate, gift and generation skipping transfer tax laws and your estate plan.
Trusts are an effective estate planning tool that can be used to avoid the expensive probate process, protect assets from creditors and reduce income taxes. Trusts are set up as a separate legal entity and contain instructions to name trustees, beneficiaries and assets that are to be held by the trust. Trusts can be revocable or irrevocable, and the law offers special protections to the heirs of the trust. Our attorneys can explain the benefits and limitations of each trust option and help you determine which one may be right for you.
An estate and trust planning lawyer can assist you in achieving your short and long-term goals by drafting and updating a variety of documents including Wills, Trusts and Durable Powers of Attorney. They can also assist with asset protection strategies and business succession plans. In addition to these services, our firm provides advice regarding estate and trust administration, guardianships, and related litigation.
Our team is committed to providing quality legal services and personalized attention to each client. Our clients include individuals, families and small businesses ranging from affluent to middle-income clients who seek assistance in preserving their wealth for future generations. Our firm represents clients throughout the State of Illinois, and is experienced in all aspects of Illinois trusts and estates law.
If you need a skilled and knowledgeable Wills & Trusts Attorney, please contact us today for a consultation with an experienced lawyer at our Chicago office. We will listen to your concerns and answer all of your questions in a timely manner. We will work hard to exceed your expectations.
We offer free initial consultations. Call us at (312) 608-1780 or request a consultation online. We are proud to serve clients in the Greater Chicago area. We are licensed to practice in all courts of the State of Illinois, including the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.