We Are Your Advocate in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Matters

Do you need an estate plan? Is your existing will up to date? These are important issues that too many people fail to address. We understand that it can seem overwhelming to think about estate planning, but our experienced lawyers will guide you through the process.

The attorneys at Benckendorf & Benckendorf, P.C., provide a broad array of cost-effective estate planning and probate services — from the basic essentials to complex and sophisticated legal instruments, including special needs trusts, testamentary trusts, immediate annuities, Medicaid eligibility, reallocation of assets and business continuity plans. Speak with us today to learn how we can assist you.

Our estates, trusts and probate practice includes:

  • Creating estate plans — We'll craft a plan that protects your assets and your family today and in the future.
  • Drafting wills and trusts — A will lets you name beneficiaries, choose an executor of your estate, name guardians for minor children and make your last wishes known. Trusts allow you to pass on assets outside of the probate process or make special arrangements for certain assets.
  • Advance directives and living wills — Choose how you want end-of-life care to be handled if you are incapacitated.
  • Estate planning for complex assets — Do you have sophisticated assets? Do you own a business? We can create an estate plan that protects these assets.
  • Probate and guardianships — Let us take on the duties of probate after a loved one's death. If the need for guardianship of minor children or disabled adults arises, we can assist you with establishing a legal guardianship.
  • Trust and estate administration — We assist trustees, executors, beneficiaries and heirs in matters of trust and estate administration, working to ensure a smooth transition of assets. If necessary, we can help resolve or litigate disputes.

You Can Rely On Our Guidance

Please call our office at 309-265-0812 to schedule an estate planning or probate consultation. You may contact us online if you prefer.