Hiring the best Wills & Trusts Attorney is a crucial step in protecting yourself, your family and your assets. While it may be possible to draw up a simple estate plan yourself, the help of an experienced attorney can ensure that your wishes are fully enacted and that all potential legal pitfalls are avoided. An experienced attorney can also assist you with more complex and complicated estate planning, including trusts, probate, and trust litigation.
Probate and trust administration involves managing the distribution of property or income from a deceased person’s estate and/or trust. The goal is to distribute those assets to heirs and beneficiaries according to the instructions set forth in the decedent’s Will or trust documents. The process can require a great deal of court involvement or can be completely handled outside the courts, as with the case of a trust administered without the need for probate.
An attorney skilled in trust and estate administration can provide valuable guidance to trustees, beneficiaries, and other estate representatives. When disputes arise, such as a beneficiary being denied their share of the estate or suspicions of breach of fiduciary duty, it is important to have a knowledgeable lawyer by your side to defend your rights. Our Chicago trusts and estates attorneys have the experience necessary to protect your interests and provide a sound legal foundation for your case.
Our trusts and estates lawyers can assist you with a variety of issues related to estate planning, including establishing trusts to hold your assets, avoiding probate, and tax-efficient transfers of wealth. Our team can help you understand the benefits of various trust options, including revocable and irrevocable trusts. We can also help you set up special needs trusts, which are a critical part of an estate plan for someone with disabilities, such as mental or physical limitations.
In addition to providing assistance with trust and estate administration, our Chicago trusts and estates law firm provides skilled litigation representation. If you are a beneficiary of an estate or trust who believes that there has been a breach of fiduciary duty by the trustee or other estate representative, we can investigate and bring a claim on your behalf to protect your rights. We can also assist if you are an executor or trustee who has been accused of wrongdoing, such as mismanagement or undue influence.
We offer a free consultation to review your estate planning goals. We are committed to providing high-quality, individualized service and tailoring our practice to your unique needs. Our goal is to protect your interests and provide peace of mind for you, your family and friends. Call today to schedule a free consultation with one of our trusted and respected attorneys.