Planning For Your Family’s Future
Estate planning can help you and your family by securing your wishes for the future. This includes making end-of-life preparations such as wills, trusts and probate administration. From titling assets to establishing a plan for incapacity, you need proper legal guidance to ensure you reach your goals for you and your family.
At Levo-Donohoo, LLC, we can provide the assistance you need to get through all sorts of challenging moments in your life. When it comes to Illinois estate planning, our attorneys use years of experience to help ensure you have no unfinished business, and both you and your family will be completely taken care of.
What Is A Last Will And Testament?
A will, or last will and testament, is a legal document that leaves instructions as to what should be done with the property of the deceased. It may award family members or friends the personal property of the deceased or allot them money. A will can be used to:
- Provide instructions for the care of pets
- Name guardians for children
- Name an executor for the estate
- Decide the payment of debts and taxes
Protect Your Family’s Legacy With A Trust
A trust is used during estate planning and can be used in place of or in conjunction with a will. In this relationship, the trustor or settlor transfers legal ownership of their property to the trustee for the benefit of another person or beneficiary. The trustee may be paid or compensated in some way to manage the trust. This is not a simple concept, and many trusts can become so difficult that they end up being settled in court.
The lawyers of Levo-Donohoo, LLC, understand the process of creating and challenging trusts. If you are interested in setting up a trust for the management of your property, contact our staff. Alternatively, if you’re contesting a trust that deprives you of benefits you deserve, let us provide a consultation of your claims.
What Is Probate Administration?
Upon the death of a person, the court will appoint either an executor or an administrator, who will be responsible for the effective management of end-of-life documents and related actions. This could involve correctly filing paperwork for wills and trusts, paying creditors, and awarding any remaining property to the heirs or beneficiaries. Our attorneys can either represent you as the executor or conduct the administration on behalf of your family. Please contact us to discuss the specifics of your case.
Start Your Estate Planning Today
We’ll talk to you about these important topics and help you make decisions that are best for you and your family. Call us at 618-414-8428 or send an email to schedule an appointment in either Troy or East Alton.