Customized Estate Planning Services In Godfrey

When it comes to asset protection and making the necessary arrangements for your future, the benefits of proper estate planning simply cannot be overstated. At Farrell, Hamilton & Julian, P.C., we help individuals, families and businesses in Godfrey create comprehensive and effective estate plans that account for their specific needs and goals.

Experienced In Estate Planning And Probate Administration

Since 1965, our firm has managed simple and complex estate plans. We help clients create documents and implement a full range of estate planning tools, including:

  • Wills
  • Living wills
  • Trusts (living trusts, testamentary trusts and charitable trusts)
  • Guardianships
  • Powers of attorney
  • Business succession plans
  • Administration of trusts
  • Estate distribution
  • Estate tax returns
  • Probate
  • Probate litigation

Many of our attorneys have accounting degrees or are certified public accountants (CPAs). Their educational backgrounds ensure that we account for any tax implications as we develop estate plans that meet your specific needs.

Careful Preparation Of Estate Plans

Proper estate planning requires careful preparation. With that in mind, we will take time to discuss your specific vision for the estate plan. We will also review any tax matters, including the preparation of federal and state estate tax returns, as well as your goals for a living will and power of attorney for property and health care.

Together, we can create a comprehensive estate plan designed to achieve your objectives, minimize legal complications and spare your family unnecessary anguish.

Estate Planning And Elder Law Issues

Estate planning encompasses so much more than just determining beneficiaries and dividing assets in preparation for your death. We have experience with sensitive and complicated elder law cases and will help you make important financial decisions as you grow older. This includes arranging assets and income so you are able to qualify for Medicaid benefits.

Small Estate Affidavits

When a decedent's personal estate is valued at less than $100,000, the estate can be handled through the small estate affidavit process in lieu of probate. Through the small estate affidavit process, property and titles can be transferred, assets can be distributed and an estate can otherwise be finalized.

It Is Never Too Late To Plan For The Future

We help our clients make proactive decisions to help their families in the future. Schedule a consultation with one of our experienced estate planning lawyers today.

Contact us online or call our office at 618-208-0263.