Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning

You’ve worked hard your whole life to provide for your loved ones. Providing for disability of death is equally important.  We believe that a well-constructed plan is a gift and can bring you the peace of knowing your affairs are in order. 

At Navigant Law Group, we make understanding estate planning easy.  Our experienced team will walk you through the process with care.  After death, we help fiduciaries and heirs to understand the process of administration and to quickly and efficiently navigate waters. 

Estate Planning and Estate Administration Lawyers

Navigating the issues arising in estate planning is complicated, but at Navigant Law Group, our experienced legal staff makes your decisions easy. 

We guide our clients through the choices and decisions related to disability and death and make sure that their documentation reflects their wishes and the best possible outcome.  In disability and after death, we work with families to ensure a smooth transition and process so they can focus on caring for their loved one. 

We utilize flat fees whenever possible to take the guesswork out of Estate Planning and Estate Administration. 

Estate Planning

Disability Fiduciaries

After Death Services

We spend time getting to know you and understand your concerns and wishes.  We use that knowledge to craft and execute wills and trusts that not only meet your needs but exceed your goals.

Acting as agent under a power of attorney puts you at risk for being sued for not keeping the right records or taking steps required of this fiduciary role.  We help clients understand their role and help them to help their loved ones without putting themselves at risk.

Transferring estate assets from a decedent to his or her creditors and legatees under a will, or heirs at law, often requires that we go to court.  We provide guidance and representations of decedent’s estate through the court system.

Establishing a Power of Attorney for Health Care and a Power of Attorney for Property are essential steps in estate planning. We go above and beyond to help you make sense of the process and to make sure these, and related documents work for you.

After the creation of your trust, if you become incapacitated, your successor trustee in your disability will act on your behalf.   Understanding the role and responsibilities of being a success trustee is critical to success.  We provide sound guidance to help this person help you.

Trusts are an important element in any estate plan so make sure that your trust is accurately planned out so your assets can be easily managed.

The minute your child turns 18, they are considered adults under Illinois law.  By executing basic documents, your child can ensure you have the ability to help them with health and financial matters, reducing the risk of the need for guardianship.

We help navigate the waters of guardianship for minors and for disabled adults.  From filings in court, to representing you in front of the judge and helping to advise on your duties, we are there for you.

After a death, the failure to file a will can be a felony.  We make sure that our clients do not have big problems from simple mistakes and omissions. We will file the will and determine if a probate is needed.  In many cases, we will use a small estate affidavit to get the job done without lengthy court actions

Our Estate Planning and Estate Administration Team Provides Crucial Guidance When You Need It Most

Our attorneys have worked in all phases of estate planning and administration.  We take our years of knowledge and experience and put it to work for you and your family.  We can find creative solutions to problems and use creative planning to achieve goals.

  • Counseling on Options in Estate Planning
  • Drafting Wills and Revocable Living Trusts
  • Advising on and Drafting Irrevocable Trusts
  • Representation in Probate Court
  • Representation in Guardianship Court
  • Family Settlement Agreements
  • Advising Trustees, Executors and Fiduciaries
  • Representing Beneficiaries and Heirs
  • Trust Accountings
  • Funding Trusts to Avoid Probate and Eliminate Taxes
  • Tax Planning Through Trusts
  • Coordinating Planning with Financial Advisors and Accountants
  • Coordinating estate planning with business succession planning
  • Providing estate planning documentation specifically designed for professionals with stock restrictions and other business owners

My husband and I have a Will and a Trust but we had not updated these documents in over six years and a lot has changed. Millie Palmer reviewed our documents and together we determined the changes necessary to meet our current and future needs. Millie asked us questions and provided information that helped us know what changes to make that were best for us. She is very knowledgeable in estate planning and is extremely personable, caring and sensitive to the needs of her diverse clients! We have recommended Millie to our friends too!

M.J. & M.M. | Former Navigant Estate Planning Clients

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