Estate Planning & Probate

Estate Planning

Helping Clients Plan for the Financial Future of Their Family

It is an important life step to plan for the future financial well-being of your family by creating an estate plan. With the help of a qualified law firm, you can minimize the tax consequences of passing your wealth to your family at the time of your death. You can also ensure that your estate will be distributed according to your values and wishes. Pignatelli & Associates P.C. works with you to understand your estate planning goals and advises you on ways to maximize the distribution of assets and money to your heirs. We create personalized plans to address your specific goals.

Guiding Clients Through the Process of Probate

When a loved one passes away, it is a time of grief, which can be compounded by the stress of having to finalize his or her affairs and administer his or her estate. Many times, an heir or estate executor does not know how to begin the probate process. Our law firm can help. Our probate lawyers represent estate executors and administrators. We help them understand their role, and ensure their actions are in compliance with the law. Quite often, part or all of the estate must be administered through probate court, and we ensure that this complex process is completed in the most efficient manner possible, so you can focus on healing.

Contact our firm to learn more about how we can help with the following estate planning and probate issues:

  • Wills and trusts
  • Testamentary trusts
  • Advanced Medical Directives
  • Powers of attorney
  • Planning for minor children
  • Distribution of assets
  • Representation in probate court
  • Probate litigation

From our office in Rock Falls, Illinois, Pignatelli & Associates P.C. represents clients in Whiteside County, Lee County, Ogle County, Carroll County, Stephenson County, Rock Island County, and throughout Illinois.

Contact our law firm to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our dedicated attorneys.

Conveniently located in our custom-build large brick building on the corner of Routes 30 and 40, between Community State Bank and Wal-Mart, in Rock Falls, our office operates Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., and evenings/weekends by appointment. Our attorneys can conduct out of office appointments if needed.

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