Estate Planning Attorney

The Law Offices of Steven H. Peck Ltd., have served the estate planning and trust needs for Highland Park, Illinois for more than two decades. Hundreds of satisfied clients have chosen us for our legal knowledge and estate planning experience as well as our compassion and understanding. We are often looked upon as trusted friends as well as attorneys and that is deeply satisfying. At the heart of it all, is that we recognize that estate planning is not only a legal process, but an emotional process as well.

Our Highland Park clients frequently ask what we believe might be the greatest service we provide for our clients. We invariably answer that question by saying that we ultimately work very hard to give each client peace of mind. We strive to make sure your estate safe and secure and that you and your loved ones will be provided for in the years to come.

The Law Offices of Steven H. Peck Ltd., assists Highland Park, Illinois clients with estate planning, estate administration, and elder law and Medicaid planning. Among the many services, we provide include:

  • Estate Tax Avoidance
  • Legacy Planning
  • Charitable Gifting
  • Wealth Transfer Planning
  • Incapacity Planning Living Trusts
  • Asset Protection
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Pet Trusts

The Value of Using a Living Trust Attorney

As part of the many functions the Law Offices of Steven H. Peck Ltd. provides for Highland Park, Illinois clients is that we work with many clients to arrange living trusts. Sadly, there are times when there is a long and prolonged period when the client is incapacitated with a terminal condition. If no living trust has been established, all of the estate would have to go through probate court. This is a long, court supervised process where any property owned by the estate could be reduced by legal and court costs.

Probate can and should be avoided. As estate planning attorneys, we are expert in drawing up living trusts and have done so for clients throughout Highland Park. Think of the living trust as bringing great peace of mind. It is the knowledge of knowing that in case of a sudden or catastrophic illness that your loved ones and your estate will always be protected.

Maintaining the Highest Ethical Standards

Planning estates for Highland Park clients is an honor and a shared bond we never take for granted. We are constantly striving to keep up to date on the very latest planning information and to maintain the highest professional ratings. We are proud members of the Illinois Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys; the Wealth Counsel, a nationwide group of wills and estate planning lawyers and the Elder Counsel, an association of trust attorneys devoted to the practice of elder law and special needs planning.

Planning for the Now, Avoids Problems Later

We advise Highland Park clients that the sooner we plan, the less we are bound to encounter estate problems at a later time. Unfortunately, far too many people wait until it is too late and estates wind up in probate. If you’re looking for an estate planning attorney and a trust lawyer to assist you with any aspect of your estate, please consider the Law Offices of Steven H. Peck Ltd. to schedule a free two-hour, no-obligation consultation. We are always pleased to discuss any matters related to your estate.