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Geneva, IL Estate Planning Attorney

Kane County estate planning lawyer

Lawyer for Wills, Trusts, and Probate Issues in Geneva and Kane County

No matter your age or the value of the assets you own, estate planning is important for your future and that of your family. Though you may not be able to predict the unexpected turns your life will take, there are some things that are under your control. By taking the time to establish instruments including trusts, powers of attorney, and a last will and testament, you can better ensure that your own end-of-life affairs are provided for, as well as protect your assets for future generations.

You may be unsure of where to begin when it comes to estate planning, but with the help of an experienced attorney, you can make strategic, well-informed decisions. At Loire Krajniak Law, LLC, we will take the time to understand your needs and priorities so that we can work with you in the creation of the best estate plan for your personal situation. We also help with estate administration and other issues related to the Illinois probate process, so you can be assured that your estate is in good hands even after your passing.

Geneva Estate Planning Services

Your estate plan may include a variety of instruments, depending on your needs. We can work with you to draft and review the following documents that form a strong foundation for your estate plan.

  • Last will and testament- Your will provides important instructions for the administration of your estate during the probate process and ensures that your assets are not subject to Illinois intestacy laws. In your will, you can specify the assets that should be left to each of your chosen heirs and beneficiaries, as well as name an executor who will be responsible for carrying out the terms of the will.
  • Trusts - If you want to further protect your assets and control how they are distributed without relying on the probate process, you may wish to establish a trust. Different kinds of trusts are available for different purposes. For example, an irrevocable trust can protect your assets from estate taxes, while a revocable living trust gives you more flexibility with your assets during your lifetime.
  • Powers of attorney - A power of attorney allows you to designate a person whom you trust to make important decisions on your behalf, which may be especially beneficial if you become incapacitated. You may choose to establish a financial power of attorney that allows someone else to manage your property and assets, a medical power of attorney that allows someone else to make decisions about your health care, or both.

Sugar Grove Attorney for Probate Matters

In addition to working with you to create an estate plan, we can also represent you in legal matters handled in Illinois probate court, including:

  • Estate administration - We can help estate executors and administrators carry out their duties, including safeguarding a decedent's assets, settling the estate's obligations to creditors, and distributing assets according to the decedent's wishes. We can also help beneficiaries protect their interests and address any suspected impropriety in the estate administration process.
  • Guardianship - Guardianship provides for the needs of minor children whose parents are not able to care for them, or disabled adults who are unable to manage their own affairs. We can represent you in a petition for guardianship of the person or of the estate to help you secure the authority to act in the best interests of your loved one or a person in need.

Contact a Kane County Estate Planning Lawyer Today

If you need assistance with the creation of your estate plan or representation in a probate matter, we can help. For a free consultation, contact our office today at 630-448-2406. We provide estate planning and probate services in Kane County and the surrounding areas, including Sugar Grove, Yorkville, Geneva, Aurora, Bristol, Big Rock, and Plano.

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