Planning Legacies And Providing Peace Of Mind For Families
If you are concerned about how your property will be divided in the event of your death, you need to speak with an experienced estate planning attorney. You want a lawyer who will take the time to understand your unique situation and help you put together a plan that meets your personal needs. At the Downers Grove law office of Lifka & Lifka, P.C., Attorneys at Law, our lawyers offer more than 50 years of combined legal experience to individuals and families who need guidance with estate planning.
We Can Help To Get Your Affairs In Order
We work with individuals and families from all walks of life, from young couples just starting out to clients who have accumulated very large estates. We draft customized estate planning documents, including:
- Wills to distribute your assets, appoint guardians of minor children and expedite the estate administration process
- Trusts for asset protection, specific distribution of property, and privacy
- Powers of attorney so you can choose who will make financial decisions on your behalf if you are incapacitated
- Advance directives to ensure you have a say over decisions related to your medical care and that your wishes are known
- Deed preparation to protect your property in the event of a death or transfer it to beneficiaries
Our goal is to put a plan in place that is most efficient for you. If you don’t need a complex trust arrangement, we won’t recommend it. We understand that, for many people, estate planning is an unknown entity. We will take all the time necessary to help you understand the process, as well as the ways that the different estate planning tools work, so that you have the confidence that you are making the right decisions.
We Will Not Rush You Through The Process
We take a comprehensive approach to estate planning, taking the time upfront to gather information about your assets and estate planning goals. Once we have a thorough understanding of your circumstances, we will carefully explain the different estate planning strategies to you, from the use of wills or trusts to the retitling of assets to the advantages of lifetime gifts. When helping you determine which approach to take, we will examine the tax consequences of each strategy, as well as the administrative expenses of each approach, so that you maximize the amount of your estate that goes to your loved ones. Once you have selected the approach that will best help you accomplish your goals, we will prepare all documents necessary to put your estate plan in place.
Procrastination Only Make Things Harder Later. Call Today.
To arrange a confidential consultation, contact us or call 630-427-4735. Evening and weekend meetings can be set up upon request. We will schedule off-site visits, if necessary, in Chicago and the DuPage County area.