Estate & Trust Litigation
Estate & Trust Litigation
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About Our Estate & Trust Litigation Services
We're a trusted estate planning provider serving Central Illinois.
Trust and Estate Litigation
The loss of a loved one can be emotionally and financially challenging, and it’s not uncommon for disagreements to arise. Whether the disputes involve heirs, executors, or family members not mentioned in a will or trust, our team of estate planning lawyers can leverage our extensive experience to assist you in navigating these potentially volatile and emotionally-charged circumstances.
We handle cases concerning will contests, trust litigation, suits by creditors, breaches of fiduciary duty, and more. We can also help resolve disputes regarding the construction of wills, codicils, and trusts, which may arise with vague, ambiguous, or contradictory provisions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's my attorney's role in estate planning?
Your attorney’s role in estate planning is to lead you through a process of protecting your estate and assets. It is the attorney’s goal to make sure your assets are safe guarded as well as medical and financial wishes upheld.
What makes up my estate?
Your estate is made up of all the assets you possess at the time of your death. This may include real estate, business interest, cash, life insurance death benefits, retirement plans, investments and any personal property.
What is probate?
Probate is the legal process that recognizes a will and appoints the executor or representative who will distribute an estate to the intended beneficiaries.
What makes an effective estate plan?
A well-designed estate plan protects valued assets, reduces unnecessary taxes and expenses, ensures delivery of the proper assets to the intended beneficiaries, manages your assets in event of incapacitation or death and protects your privacy.
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