Chicago and Mokena

Chicago & Northern Illinois Estate Planning Attorney

While some people believe estate planning is about dying and who will inherit their assets, it’s really a matter of preparing for the future. Similarly, an estate plan is not only something for the wealthy to consider -- everyone needs an estate plan. At the same time, not everyone needs the same plan. This is why it is essential to have the advice and guidance of a distinguished estate planning attorney.

Grant Park Legal Advisors, LLC provides comprehensive estate planning services to clients from diverse backgrounds throughout Northern Illinois. Our team will take the time to get to know you and customize an estate plan that best suits your needs and goals. We are knowledgeable in the applicable trusts and estate law and will provide you with the personal attention you deserve. By relying on state-of-the-art technology, we create efficient services, find flexible solutions, and deliver an exceptional client experience. 

The Experienced Choice in Estate Planning

The attorneys at Grant Park Legal Advisors know that no two clients are alike. While some may only require a will-based estate plan, others can benefit from an array of trusts and other planning tools to achieve objectives, such as minimizing estate taxes, providing for a loved one with special needs, protecting assets from creditors, or charitable giving. Nonetheless, a well-conceived estate plan starts with the following essential estate planning documents:

  • Last Will and Testament -- A will establishes how your assets will be handled after you die. An executor is designated to carry out the instructions of the will, which involves distributing assets to the beneficiaries and numerous other duties. Additionally, a will is the only way to name guardians for your minor children if you become incapacitated or die unexpectedly. By failing to create a will, the court will intervene to make decisions about your estate that may not agree with your wishes. 
  • Power of Attorney -- This document allows you to name a trusted person to handle your personal and financial affairs should you suffer a serious illness or injury and not be able to speak for yourself. This includes matters such as paying bills and other debts and/or managing bank accounts, investments, and real property. 
  • Advance Medical Directive  -- Also referred to as a healthcare proxy, this document names someone to act as your agent in order to coordinate the medical care you should receive, according to your preferences, in the event you become incapacitated.

Knowing that our clients come from all walks of life and that no one strategy fits all, we offer two types of service -- concierge level service and unbundled, self-guided service with attorney review. Each level of service is intended to help you tailor an estate plan to your unique needs, circumstances, and aspirations.   Learn More About Concierge Level Service Learn More About Unbundled & Self Guided Level Service  

Northern Illinois Estate Planning Attorney

At Grant Park Legal Advisors, we believe that an educated client is our best client. As such, we focus on building relationships by providing ongoing counsel to accommodate lifetime changes that may need to be reflected in the estate plan. We also work to ensure that our clients’ beneficiary designations on other financial instruments, such as life insurance and 401(k) plans, are consistent with their plan. In addition, we help individuals who have been named as executors and trustees navigate the probate and trust administration processes, respectively, and also advise families when a loved one dies without a will in place. 

By understanding your circumstances and exploring all of your options, we will help you plan for the future. When you work with the Grant Park team, you will have confidence knowing that your legacy and loved ones will be protected. Call our office today or complete the convenient online contact form to set up a consultation.

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307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 820, Chicago, IL 60601
| Phone: 312-392-0310
18700 S. Wolf Road, 250, Mokena, IL 60448
| Phone: 815-412-9377

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