Practice Areas
Phone: 217-512-1847
501 Jackson Ave. Charleston, IL 61920

Practice Areas

Estate Planning

No matter your age or stage in life, planning for the future helps eliminate uncertainty and provides guidance for family in the event of a health emergency or death.  Fully understanding the options available allows each client to create a comprehensive estate plan which meets the needs of an individual.  Estate planning options include:

Health Care Power of Attorney

Property Power of Attorney

Living Will

Last Will and Testament

Trusts

Estate Administration

The time following a loved one’s death can be overwhelming and difficult. We work to guide our clients through the administration of the estate whether the estate requires opening a probate estate or a small estate affidavit. We have worked on estates of all sizes as well as Executors who live out of state. 

Trust Administration

We can assist with managing, distributing, or liquidating Trust assets as allowed in the Trust document. Assets can include anything from stock, land, money, or ownership of a corporation. 

Guardianship

Unfortunately as people age, they may need a legal representative to make financial and healthcare decisions on their behalf. This can be accomplished through the guardianship process whether needed on a temporary or permanent basis. We work with family members, healthcare professionals and the Courts to make sure each person receives the assistance they need and that the process is as smooth as possible. 

Family Law

Changes in a family represent major events in a client’s life. Protecting each client’s interests and rights is paramount. Reliable legal representation will help a client transition through the process. Representation involves issues relating to divorce, custody disputes, and post-divorce proceedings. 

Real Estate

Whether you are buying, selling or renting real estate, we can help you prepare contacts, leases, deeds, closing documents, and forcible entry and detainer actions.