Our attorney, Steven Peck, enjoys building relationships with his clients. We want to get to know you so we can serve you as effectively as possible.
When it comes to designing personalized trusts and estate plans. We'll consider and craft strategies that other lawyers often overlook.
No matter what phase of life you're in or how complex your estate may be, we know how to guide you forward. Call us today to start building a custom plan.
Estate & Trusts Attorney Serving
Cook County & Lake County, Illinois
Attorney at Law
Whether you need help establishing a trust, or need to revisit your estate after a divorce, our attorney can provide you with the skilled counsel you need to make your future wishes clear.
The estate administration can add extra stress to families who are already mourning a loss. We can help guide you through it and find a favorable solution for your loved ones.
Comprehensive Planning Services
Trusts are legal documents that allow their creators to specify exactly how they want their assets and property distributed. Many people choose to incorporate some form of trust into their estate plan, as they help the trust-maker's heirs and beneficiaries avoid the probate process after their passing. Our attorney, Steven Peck, can walk you through the benefits of revocable, irrevocable, and other types of trusts, and provide personalized counsel for the creation of your own. Reach out to our office in Riverwoods, Illinois, to get started.
Asset protection planning is especially crucial for professionals and business owners — whose estates could be at risk due to the nature of their employment. To safeguard your assets, consult an experienced estate and tax planning attorney who knows the proper risk management strategies to apply to your specific situation. At the Law Offices of Steven H. Peck, Ltd., we can help you limit liability and find peace in knowing your hard-earned assets are secure. Give our attorney a call today for the skilled support you deserve.
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Attorney-Drafted Estate Plan vs. Using an Online Form
Most of us have probably encountered ads on TV or online promising a quick and easy path to creating a last will and testament. This DIY (do-it-yourself) approach is available on many different sites, and the advertised prices look promising to the unaware buyer. The question is: Can the will that’s produced stand up in probate court? When a will is administered through probate, there can be challenges on many fronts to its validity and to its fairness.
The Benefits of a Medicaid Trust
In Illinois and across the United States, individuals with limited resources and income can take advantage of Medicaid health insurance programs. There are various factors considered to be eligible for Medicaid long-term care benefits, such as the person's income, age, residency status, and asset value.
The Benefits of a Special Needs Trust
If you have a loved one with special needs who requires the services of Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), there are asset and income thresholds that have to be observed to qualify. Generally speaking, an individual cannot have more than $2,000 in non-exempt assets, a couple $3,000. Exempt assets are fairly generous, however, and they include a primary home, a vehicle, life insurance, and burial/funeral benefits. Income is also capped at $2,742 a month in 2023.
Serving Illinois Clients For Over 30 Years
If you are looking for a lawyer to handle your complex and sensitive estate planning matters in Lake County or Cook County, look no further than The Law Offices of Steven H. Peck, Ltd. For over 30 years, our attorney has served his Riverwoods, Illinois community and beyond with a range of trust and estate-related needs, including asset protection, estate administration, charitable giving planning, and more. Whether you're newly married or newly single, we know how to advise you in accordance with your goals and help you make the most of your assets. Reach out to us now to schedule your initial consultation.
In addition to estate planning and administration, we offer essential elder law services for our Lake County and Cook County clients. Our attorney will provide you and your loved ones with the knowledgeable and compassionate guidance you deserve when important decisions about long-term care must be made. Safeguard the legacy you worked hard to build by partnering with a skilled trust and estate lawyer — ours wants to help you and your family achieve peace of mind about your future, and we have the resources you need to make your future wishes known. Contact us today to start protecting what matters most.