Providing Sophisticated Legal Services

Providing Sophisticated Legal Services

Geneva Estate Planning Lawyer

Estate planning can be an effective way to protect your family's future, if matters are handled properly. If not, it could lead to costly legal challenges and family disputes.

The knowledgeable attorneys at the Law Offices of Cooper, Storm & Piscopo provide trust and estate planning, administration and probate services as well as comprehensive and aggressive litigation representation to our clients across Illinois.

Probate, Guardianship and Trust Litigation Is Increasing

The growth of extended families with step-children and adopted children, and the increasing longevity of our parents and grandparents has led inevitably to more heirs and beneficiaries seeking greater shares and distributions from their families' estates. The current economy and financial demands on working families have also given rise to increasing cases of financial exploitation and abuse of elders. We have witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of cases involving claims of undue influence by family members in procuring and changing wills, trusts and estate plans, or claims that a brother or sister using a power of attorney has obtained control of their loved one's finances without properly accounting for every sibling.

We have successfully litigated contested probate, trust and guardianship matters, including will contests, claims of breach of fiduciary duties, abuse of powers of attorney, accounting actions, claims for the removal of trustees and the financial exploitation of elders. If you find yourself in one of these challenges or disputes, we can provide you with the experienced legal representation.

Illinois Estate Attorneys

As a result of our varied estate litigation experience, we can create an estate plan for our clients that meets their needs and achieves their goals. We can help you plan to avoid disputes and future litigation. We provide guidance regarding the use of wills and trusts, as well as the need for powers of attorney and health care directives.

We can create a plan that will protect your assets and minimize tax liabilities and transfer assets to the people you want to have them, both now and in the future.

Please contact us to schedule an initial consultation. For certain matters we offer complimentary free initial consultations with one of our attorneys. We also offer low flat rates for other initial consultations. Call to arrange your consultation today, 630-232-6170.

 For your convenience, our Geneva estate planning attorneys offer evening and weekend appointments, upon request.