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Estate Planning Attorneys in Rockford IL

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Do you have a comprehensive estate plan that clearly specifies all of your wishes for distributing your hard-earned assets after your death? Whether you need guidance for naming legal guardians for your minor children or a knowledgeable lawyer to help you establish a trust for the certain assets you plan to leave for your loved ones, our reliable lawyers at Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC are here to advise you on all of the complicated estate planning matters you need to handle to ensure your legacy is protected.

We know how important it is to take all of the necessary preparations for the people you love most if you want them to be taken care of when you are no longer around. Every estate is unique and requires precise planning, which is why you should consult with our legal team in Rockford to discuss your finances so we can make a detailed inventory of all the assets and properties that are in your name and can potentially be subject to probate.

Extensive Estate Planning Tools & Custom Wealth Protection Strategies

When you choose Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC to represent you, we make it our goal to simplify the estate planning process and will help you determine which of the following estate planning tools you need to protect your family and legacy:

  • Last Will and Testament
  • Revocable Living Trust
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Directives

Estate planning isn't only for the wealthy, so don’t hesitate to call our law office if you don’t own a home, have retirement accounts, or earn a high income. Every adult can benefit from estate planning, and we are ready to discuss all of your options under the law so you can make informed decisions.

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Some of the benefits of estate planning include:

  • Keep Your Assets Away from Unintended Beneficiaries: If you don’t have an estate plan when you pass away, then a probate judge will decide who your assets will be distributed to.

  • Protect Your Minor Children: If you have minor children, then you need to name a guardian in case you or the other parent die before the children reach the age of 18.
  • Eliminate Tax Burdens for Your Heirs: Clients often want to draft an estate plan so they can transfer assets to heirs with the smallest possible tax burden.
  • Reduce Family Arguments: If you want your family members to avoid arguments over your assets and property after you die, then you need to carefully choose who controls your estate.

To request your free consultation with one of our lawyers in Rockford, IL, please call us today at (815) 335-9950.

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    He took the time to understand our goals and our family situation. He was friendly, thorough, and very knowledgeable.

    “What a great attorney! He explained everything to us in plain English, with no legal jargon. He took the time to understand our goals and our family situation. He was friendly, thorough, and very ...”

    - Mark
    Krause Donovan was wonderful...they asked all the right questions, were patient with our back and forth, and everything was wrapped up successfully.

    “My husband and I needed a will and turned to Krause Donovan for their help after the firm had invited us to a "what is estate planning all" about dinner/meeting. Having a will was something we knew we ...”

    - Kris
    Nelson was very understanding and put me at ease from the introduction. He thoroughly explained processes, answered all questions, took the time needed, and was detail-oriented.

    “I first met with Mr. Donovan this fall to discuss my estate planning. This is something a person dreads doing, but Nelson was very understanding and put me at ease from the introduction. He thoroughly ...”

    - Sherry
    They explain the process in terms that are easily understandable and always have your best interests in mind.

    “I highly recommend Kraus Donovan for all of your estate planning needs. They are thorough, knowledgeable, and very helpful. They explain the process in terms that are easily understandable and always ...”

    - Barbara
    He was able to guide us through this process with a thorough understanding of what decisions we needed to make to create clear directives for our family to follow if needed.

    “My husband and I went to Dan to help plan our estate. He and the folks at Krause Donovan were very professional, friendly, and efficient. Dan is fluent in what he practices. He was able to guide us ...”

    - Victoria
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