Illinois Trusts and Estates Attorney
Chicago firm helps you build an effective plan
Johann Chau, JD helps you with all aspects of your trusts and estates issues, including:
- Estate planning
- Estate taxes
- Executorship duties
- Living wills
- Living trusts
- Probate and will disputes
- Wills drafting and execution
You worked hard to accumulate your assets, and you have the right to dispose of them as you see fit. When devising an estate plan, I advise you on how to protect your children, support your loved ones and advance important causes through charitable gifts. After detailed analysis of your estate, I devise a plan to effectively transfer your assets, minimize taxes, establish guardianship for your children, care for your pets, support philanthropic causes and protect your loved ones. I draft a will that reflects your desires and I also establish living trusts if they are appropriate to your estate planning goals.
After you have lost a loved-one, dealing with the complicated probate process can add to the burden. I take charge of the probate process and minimize this weight.
I assist executors in all steps of the complex process of probating a will in Illinois probate court, including:
- Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
- Filing the will with the Illinois probate court
- Closing and opening bank accounts
- Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
- Paying taxes and other debts
- Locating beneficiaries
- Hiring professional expert when necessary
A probate dispute aggravates the stress and pain of your emotional loss. When probate disputes arise, I am prepared to challenge an ambiguously or incorrectly executed will or defend your rights against disgruntled beneficiaries. I use my mediation skills to minimize the hostilities between family members that often arise during the emotionally charged process. I am equally ready to fight assertively for your beneficiary rights in Illinois probate court.
Contact a hardworking estate planning lawyer.
Call Johann Chau, JD, serving clients throughout Illinois, at 312-275-2447 or contact me online to schedule a consultation.