Effective Estate Planning Guidance

Ultimately, estate planning is about legacy planning. How can you use instruments such as a will, a trust and a health care directive to share your wealth with those closest to you and empower them to make good decisions on your behalf?

Mitchell Highlander, LLC we can guide you confidently through all the steps needed to put in place a plan tailored to your unique family situation. Our attorneys will carefully lay out your options so that you can feel confident and at peace about your future.

Call 618-803-4022 to arrange a confidential consultation. From our offices in Maryville and O’Fallon, we serve clients throughout the area.

Helping You Making Smart Choices Today About Your Future

When you work with us, we will help you create an effective estate plan that meets your goals. This plan will not only specify who will inherit your property. It will specify who will handle your affairs if and when you cannot and address other key points posed by your circumstances.

This often includes such elements as:

  • Last will and testament
  • Health care directive
  • Financial and health care powers of attorney
  • Living or family trusts

You can also rely on us to provide sound counsel on guardianship, estate administration and any pre- or postnuptial agreements.

How Does A Change In Marital Status Affect Your Estate Plan?

Divorce, marital separation or the death of a spouse inevitably have consequences for estate planning. When these changes in marital status occur, making changes to a will or trust is generally in order.

Reviewing and possibly changing your beneficiary designations on retirement or investment accounts is also important. And you may want to change whom you have selected for financial and medical powers of attorney as well.

It can be difficult to focus on administering an estate or navigating Illinois probate proceedings, when you are in the midst of a divorce. We will protect your best interests now and in the future.

Contact Us To Learn How We Can Help

Schedule your private consultation by calling our office or by filling our contact form.