Estate & Probate Law Firm in Lake County, Illinois

Your Lake County Estate Planning Law Firm

Lawyers Who Can Help You With Estate Planning and Administration

Having been in Lake County for over 50 years, we know the area, we know the laws and we get to know each client so that we can best serve them. Estate planning can be a hard task to bring yourself to. But the planning you do now can mean less stress for your spouse and children later on.

Our team of lawyers can help you throughout an entire estate planning process. Call our Fox Lake or Waukegan office toll-free at 1-888-351-2429 or contact us online.

The lawyers at Soffietti, Johnson, Teegan, Argueta & Bawcum, LTD can help with:

  • Last will: Make sure your preferences are specifically addressed in a legal document that allows you to express how your estate should be handled after your death.
  • Living will: If something catastrophic happens to you, make sure your loved ones have specific healthcare directives should you not be able to communicate with them. Your family can better work with doctors in making difficult decisions if they know your wishes.
  • Transfer of assets: When it comes to decisions, undoubtedly nothing gets contested more than the financials. When it comes to family-owned businesses, this is particularly important to get right. We are an experienced law firm. Call 847-978-4495 or contact us online.
  • Probate: Probate is the legal process by which your estate's debts are paid and assets distributed. State laws differ and serve to direct the probate court on how to distribute the deceased's estate, so it is important to contact a local law firm who has a complete understanding of Illinois laws.
  • Estate Administration: Estate administration involves gathering the assets of your estate, paying the debts and distributing the assets that remain in the estate. An executor or executrix can be assigned to help with this.
  • Family business partnerships: Who will your family business be handed down to? Make sure your wishes are known and clearly defined. We can help you
  • Power of attorney: This allows you to grant someone else the power to act on your behalf in legal and business matters. A power of attorney can be granted for a limited time or restricted purpose, or it can also be a general grant of legal authority to another.
  • Revocable or Irrevocable Living Trusts: More and more people are realizing the estate planning benefits of living trusts. Living trusts are similar to a last will, with one major difference: a living trust is not subject to probate, which can save 2-4% of the total value of the estate.

Contact Us Today

Drafting an estate plan helps your family members and shows you cared enough to plan ahead for their futures. For estate planning legal advice, call Soffietti, Johnson, Teegan, Argueta & Bawcum, LTD at 1-888-351-2429 or contact us online. We have an office in Fox Lake and our Waukegan office is located across from the courthouse. We are a team of experienced attorneys who are ready to help you.

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