Chicago Estate Planning Lawyer
Estate Planning is designed to protect your interests and your loved ones in the event of a death or an incapacitating condition. For clients who own significant assets, including real estate properties and business holdings, estate planning can be extremely complex. There may be many issues to address, and it is important to speak with an experienced attorney to ensure that your objectives are met.
We can help you find answers to all of the following questions and more:
- How can I ensure my assets will be distributed to my loved ones according to my wishes?
- If I become incapacitated, how can I ensure I receive the care I need?
- Will I have to use my entire life savings to pay for long-term care?
- How can I protect my business against lawsuits and other threats?
- What is the best way to transition out of my business when the time comes?
- What is involved in administering an estate or trust?
At Garofalo Law Group, our lawyers will work with you to fully explore your circumstances and to provide you with options that address the specific needs of you and your family. Because our firm also concentrates in the areas of estate administration and probate in Illinois, we are able to anticipate issues that may arise with inadequate estate plans. Our individualized estate planning services will help you put your wishes in writing and avoid unnecessary complications in the administration of your estate.
Garofalo Law Group is able to employ any number of estate planning tools to provide a customized plan to you and your family. Some families are able to use a will and a targeted trust to fully address all of their issues regarding inheritance and property distribution. Other families, especially those with business holdings, investments and other properties, may need additional tools. The tools we can put to work on your behalf include:
- Living Trusts
- Insurance Trusts
- Charitable Trusts
- Powers of attorney
- Living wills
- Succession planning
- Business entity planning
- Specialized estate documents
Our attorneys have extensive experience and come from strong financial and tax backgrounds. In addition to our estate planning services, we can provide sound solutions for asset protection, tax issues and preserving your assets for your loved ones and legacy.