Plan today so that you can relax tomorrow. Attorney Jonathan Kibler can help you create effective yet simple plans to handle your affairs when you are unable to. For more information see below:
A will is an important estate planning tool which allows the “testator” or person making out the will to control the disposition (who gets what, when, and how) of their assets after they pass away. Most individuals and couples want powers of attorney created when they come in for their will. Wills can do many things in addition to disposing of assets including, nominating guardians, establishing trusts, and more. We provide affordable and effective will services to the full range of will clients and frequently offer same as singles rates to couples. Call today to set up a consultation to discuss your estate planning goals with Attorney Jonathan Kibler.
Trusts come in a number of different varieties but generally have some characteristics in common. For example, trusts allow more fine grained control of assets after the grantor or creator of the trust passes away by setting up a trustee over the trust and defining the trustee’s duties. Trusts can be used to shelter or protect assets, avoid Medicaid right of reimbursements, lawfully transfer unusual firearms, and take advantage of tax planning. If you think you might need a trust then Attorney Jonathan Kibler would like the chance to get to meet you and discuss your goals. Call today to set up a consultation.
Probate costs time and money and most of the time is something that people want to help their family avoid. With proper legal planning many people can qualify to avoid probate. Planning requires the use of lawful probate avoidance techniques such as joint accounts for banking, payable on death beneficiary designations for banking and IRA Accounts, Transfer on Death Instruments (TODI) and Joint Tenancy with Right of Survivorship for real estate, and Trusts.
Attorney Jonathan Kibler uses these lawful avoidance techniques to create a strategy to reduce your available assets to below the threshold amount for probate. Then, all your loved ones have to do is execute a small estate affidavit in order to gain control of and distribute the remaining assets. An estate planning consultation is essentially a gift to those who will be left to manage your affairs. Call today to schedule a consultation with Attorney Jonathan Kibler!
When someone dies their estate has to be probated (unless their estate qualified for a small estate affidavit). Probate is a court process where the deceased person’s property and debts are managed, creditors are paid off, and their heirs and beneficiaries are ordered to be paid the amounts required by will (if the decedent had one) or in the amounts provided by the inheritance laws of the State of Illinois. Sometimes disputes arise over which will is correct, whether a will was created fraudulently, or who should be the executor etc. We can help you with your Probate court needs. Contact Attorney Jonathan Kibler today to schedule a consultation and discuss your probate needs!
Did you extend credit to a person that has died or provide a service to their estate? Executors are supposed to make sure that every creditor has notice of the probate estate. Unfortunately this doesn’t always happen. Attorney Jonathan Kibler can help get your claim on file. Call today to discuss filing your claim!
Do you or a loved one need to establish a guardianship over a minor child or disabled adult? Attorney Jonathan Kibler has experience working on guardianships. Call today to set up a consultation!
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