What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Probate Attorney?

Wills Trusts AttorneyThe death of a loved one is never easy and estate planning is an important aspect of dealing with that fact. However, drafting a will or trust can be complicated and it is important that you work with an attorney who has deep insight into what Chicago State law says about these issues. The best Chicago Wills & Trusts Attorney will be able to clearly state your wishes and avoid any legal difficulties in enforcing those desires after you pass away.

Our firm at Davis & Associates has extensive experience drafting all kinds of trusts including revocable and irrevocable trusts, life insurance trusts, charitable trusts and third party special needs trusts. We will review your assets and goals to determine the best kind of trust to meet your needs. In addition to trusts, we will also help you draft a will and other estate planning documents like durable powers of attorney for health care and finances. These will allow you to appoint a trusted individual or individuals to manage your affairs should you become incapacitated.

In many instances, a person’s most valuable asset is their home and they may want to leave that property to heirs. In order to do this, they must use a will and that will must go through probate before an heir can receive the property. This can be a lengthy and costly process, especially if there are any disputes about the will or estate.

Having a trust in place is often a better solution than leaving a will alone and an experienced trust and estate attorney can help you set up a proper trust that will avoid probate and ensure that your wishes are carried out exactly as you intended. In the event that you have been excluded from a trust or other estate plan because of suspicions of fraud, undue influence, coercion or mental incapacity, an experienced attorney can help you file a will or trust contest.

If you have children, we can assist you in establishing guardianships so that the right people are named to take care of your kids after your death. We can also assist you in creating special needs trusts that will help your family members with financial and medical issues and allow them to supplement government assistance programs. We will take into account the impact of taxes and other considerations to craft an effective and comprehensive estate plan that is designed to minimize the burden on your family after you are gone. We have helped hundreds of clients create effective estate plans and we look forward to helping you too. Contact us today to get started. Your initial consultation is free. We offer evening and weekend appointments for your convenience. We handle cases throughout the state of Illinois. We speak English and Spanish. We also accept credit cards.