Estate Planning & Probate
Chicago Estate Planning & Probate Lawyers
To protect your assets and provide for your family, it's always prudent to think about your estate planning needs early—before life-changing events makes the need more urgent. However, planning ahead for those difficult moments, you may come to realize that the transfer of your estate is not so simple. Careful planning is needed to avoid probate and minimize any potential estate taxes. You also have to consider that the transfer of your business, money, property and precious family heirlooms can lead to contentious issues within a family. Drafting a will and a living trust are only part of the solution. Planning for the future requires experienced, knowledgeable attorneys.
Chicago estate plan lawyers and probate attorneys, Louis A Rascia and Arieh M. Flemenbaum are skilled, experienced lawyers, who will ensure that your legal interests are protected and that your estate is resolved equitably for your family. Your estate plan will devise an orderly disposition of your assets, avoid probate costs and needless taxation, and provide for your family. Your executor will know exactly what your wishes are.
Read "Why G&J are the Right Lawyers for You" to find out why Griffith & Jacobson, LLC is the right choice for your estate planning and probate needs.
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We know Estate Planning
At Griffith & Jacobson, LLC, a law firm with based in Chicago, Illinois for over 60 years, has the experience and knowledge to help you plan ahead for those difficult moments and secure your family's future. Passing family assets to your heirs through an Illinois probate court is expensive, inconvenient and time-consuming. The lawyers at Griffith & Jacobson can help you plan ahead and avoid probate whenever possible. Our estate planning and probate attorneys will help you create an estate plan with the goal of distributing your assets according to your wishes and minimizing the applicable estate tax and gift taxes. After a thorough review of your estate, we can prepare the wills, living trusts, powers of attorney and other estate planning documents needed to provide you with an affordable and effective estate plan.
If your child or a loved one need the protection of a guardianship or trust, you can turn to the skilled, knowledgeable estate planning attorneys of Griffith & Jacobson, LLC to handle the necessary proceedings or draft a living trust or insurance trust to provide for your family. We also can help you determine if a specialty trust is right for you, such as a trust for your children or grandchildren, a trust to benefit your favorite charity or a family foundation, and special needs trusts.
We know Probate
If the need arises, the attorneys at Griffith & Jacobson can guide you through the complex issues of administering a probate estate through the Illinois probate courts. Contact Us if you are from out-of-state and you are involved in a loved one's probate matter in an Illinois court.
Griffith & Jacobson, LLC, has served probate clients for over 60 years in cases involving probate administration, trust administration, guardianships and probate litigation. Our probate attorneys offer affordable, effective legal solutions for all of your probate matters.
Read more about why Chicago probate lawyers, Griffith & Jacobson, LLC is the right choice for your probate matters at "Why G&J are the Right Lawyers for You".
When siblings differ over who is getting a fair share of the estate, or when family members are at odds with a designated charity, we are skilled in addressing what was intended when the will was drafted. Louis A Rascia and Arieh M. Flemenbaum have years of experience in probate litigation, trust litigation, and will contests.
Contact Chicago's estate planning and probate lawyers, Griffith & Jacobson, LLC, by e-mail (Contact G&J) or by phone at (312) 236-8110 for effective, affordable legal solutions for all your estate planning and probate needs.
Free initial consultation available.