Preparing for your future...and theirs.
Estate Planning Attorney Serving DuPage County, Illinois
Practicing in a convenient centralized location in DuPage County, Lighthouse Estate Planning represents families and individual clients from throughout the Chicagoland area. The practice helps clients with needs from setting out a simple will or trust, to guiding families with settling an estate, to assisting with residential real estate transactions and charitable gift planning. Whether you’re a young couple expecting a second child, a recent widow trying to put life back together, the executor or trustee of an estate, or simply trying to purchase your next home, Lighthouse Estate Planning will not only protect what you have earned, but also help you and your family to thrive in the future. Attorney Colin P. Leicht brings his experience and professionalism to every case, with special attention and care for your individual needs and unique concerns.
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Creating estate planning documents generally boils down to two strategies: protecting your estate from the default operation of probate courts and tax laws, and making times of difficulty or tragedy simpler and less painful, for yourself and your loved ones. Lighthouse Estate Planning excels in identifying your specific needs and helping you to craft an ideal plan to meet both of these goals, with a minimal cost and maximum benefit.
When people achieve a sense of financial security in their lives, they often wish to give back however they can. Unfortunately, tax laws and estate concerns can present obstacles to carrying out even the best intentions. Lighthouse Estate Planning helps individuals and couples determine the best strategy for creating charitable giving mechanisms that can make the biggest impact with the lowest cost, whether the goal is to create a trust for the benefit of an organization, or to provide for college or medical needs for loved ones.
At Lighthouse Estate Planning, the primary goal is to bring order from the chaos that can come when a loved one dies and leaves estate problems behind. Even with a carefully drafted estate plan, issues can still arise that require careful attention, especially with resolving disagreements and ensuring a just result. Whether this involves extended litigation or a simple settlement meeting, Lighthouse can help families resolve these conflicts fairly and settle an estate properly.
Although Lighthouse Estate Planning primarily concentrates in estate planning documents, administration and probate, and charitable gifts, real estate and other issues often arise in combination with these. Lighthouse Estate Planning is equipped to assist with residential real estate sales and purchases, land trusts, business formation or succession, contract negotiation or drafting, guardianship or special needs planning, and more.
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