DuPage County Estate Planning Lawyers
Estate Planning Attorneys Serving Oak Brook, Oak Park, and Northern Illinois
You may have firm ideas about important issues like who should inherit your money and who should act as guardian of your minor children, but it’s unlikely that your wishes will be carried out unless you incorporate them into enforceable legal documents. Failure to plan during life means that upon your death those important issues will be settled according to the laws of your state which may be contrary to your wishes. It may also leave your hard-earned assets exposed to state and federal estate tax. At Tiesenga & DeBoer LLP, we help our clients to protect their last wishes and their hard-earned assets with a comprehensive estate planning strategies tailored to their unique situation.
Accessible and Responsive
If you have determined that you need to establish a comprehensive plan for the orderly distribution of your estate in the event of your death, you need an experienced lawyer. You want an attorney who understands diverse estate planning strategies, who will work closely with you to identify the tools appropriate for your individual situation, and will help you meet your goals.
At the law office of Tiesenga & DeBoer LLP, we bring over 100 years of combined experience to people throughout the Chicago Metro area who want to implement effective planning for the distribution of their assets upon death. We emphasize accessibility and responsiveness, making certain we are available when you have legal concerns. We are prepared to handle estate planning needs on short notice and canstrive to provide timely solutions forto your issuesconcerns. For an initial consultation, contact us online or call our office at 630-645-1403.
Our Estate Planning Practice
We provide a broad range of estate planning services to help you leave an estate that reflects your wishes and maximizes the tax advantages available to you. Our estate planning services include:
Basic Estate Planning: We can help you put a basic plan in place that addresses the distribution of your assets and, if necessary, the care or guardianship of your minor children. Based on the complexity of your financial situation and your goals, we will help you identify the tools that will best meet your objectives, including the use of wills and trusts, retitling of your assets, lifetime gifting, or powers of attorney. We will also prepare and execute all the documents necessary to finalize your estate plan.
Intermediate Estate Planning: If your needs stretch beyond basic estate planning we can employ additional tools to help preserve your wishes, including:
- Wills and Trusts
- Probate and Trust Administration
- Life Insurance Planning
- Education Planning
- Retirement Planning
- Prenuptial and Postnuptial Planning
- Powers of Attorney
- Gifting to Minors
We will also help you direct gifts for medical or educational purposes, and address liquidity and tax payment issues.
Complex Estate Planning: We can assist you with even more complex estate planning tools and strategies to account for your unique tax, business, or family concerns, including:
- Gifting Strategies
- Second-Generation Planning
- Charitable Planning Advice
- Succession Planning for Closely Held Businesses
- Advice on Using Estate Freezing Tools
To learn more about estate planning options available to you and your family, schedule a consultation by contacting our office at 630-645-1403. Our attorneys serve clients throughout DuPage County, Cook County, Will County, Lake County, Kane County, Kendall County, and Grundy County.