Highland Lawyer For Estate Planning And Probate

At the Highland, Illinois, law office of Donald R. Johannes, Attorney at Law, we take a practical, hands-on approach to the law that helps our clients gain a complete understanding of the best steps to take in estate planning and probate matters.

Whether you are creating an estate plan, handling a loved one's affairs after he or she has passed away or helping someone age with dignity, we always provide clear explanations that will guide you through complex legal matters.

Estate Planning

Highland estate planning attorney Donald R. Johannes handles a range of estate planning matters for people with concerns in southeastern Illinois. We also help people from other places who have family members living here, handling Illinois legal concerns with a focus on achieving the best possible results quickly and effectively.

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Creating an estate plan gives families control over passing on their assets — it leaves you in control of who makes your medical and financial decisions, how your assets are divided and at what time beneficiaries inherit your things. Creating a complete estate plan can also allow families to avoid the court probate process, freely passing assets to their heirs without the high costs of Illinois probate.

Probate — Attorney Serving Edwardsville And The Surrounding Areas

Probate: many people have heard of it, but few know how the process works until they need to go through it. Probate is the court-supervised procedure in which property is inventoried, debts are paid and property is distributed to beneficiaries.

Probate can be a lengthy and expensive process. Our goal is to help our clients understand probate, so the process goes as smoothly and quickly as possible. We walk our clients through every step, focusing on being accessible to them. We can answer your questions clearly and compassionately.

What is your plan? Whether you are thinking about wills and trusts, the probate process, or helping a loved one get the care he or she needs, let us create the strategies that will really work for you and your family. We invite you to call 618-882-4568 or toll free at 888-856-6039, or to contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation with a lawyer.