• Local Estate Planning Attorneys serving the Metro East

    Serving those in AltonCollinsvilleEdwardsville, Troy and Madison & St. Clair Counties

    At Levo-Donohoo, we can provide the assistance you need to get through all sorts of challenging moments in your life. This includes making end-of-life preparations such as wills, trusts and probate administration. When it comes to estate planning, our attorneys use years of experience to help ensure you have no unfinished business and your family will be completely taken care of. Contact our staff to schedule a consultation with our attorneys. We’ll talk to you about these important topics and help you make decisions that are best for you and your family.

  • What is a Last Will & Testament?

    A will, or last will and testament, is a legal document that leaves instructions as to what should be done with the property of the deceased. It may award family members or friends the personal property of the deceased or allot them money. A will can be used to:

    • Serve as a back to a living trust
    • Provide instructions for the care of pets
    • Name guardians for children
    • Name caretaker for property
    • Decide the payment of debts and taxes
    • Etc.
  • What is a trust?

    A trust is used during estate planning and can be used in place of or in conjunction with a will. In this relationship, the trustor or settlor transfers legal ownership of property to the trustee for the benefit of another person or beneficiary. The trustee may be paid or compensated in some way to manage the trust. This is not a simple concept, and many trusts can become so difficult that they end up being settled in court.

    The lawyers of Levo-Donohoo understand the process of creating and challenging trusts. If you are interested in setting up a trust for the management of your property, contact our staff. Alternatively, if you’re contesting a trust that neglects you benefits you deserve, let us provide a consultation of your claims.

  • What is probate administration?

    Upon the death of a person, the probate is responsible for the effective management of the end-of-life documents and related actions. This could involve correctly filing paperwork for wills and trusts, as well as taking an active role in the awarding of property, money, etc. If you’d like for our lawyers to serve as probate, contact us to discuss the specifics of your case.

     

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