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Trusts, Estates & Guardianships

CCM’s trust and estate attorneys advise individuals, business owners, and families throughout all phases of estate planning, wealth transfer, probate and trust administration, and regarding guardianships for disabled adults and minor children. We strive to be part of our clients’ long-term team of advisors, which enables us to efficiently assist our clients with revisions to their plans, as life circumstances and federal and state laws change over time. Our services include:

• Wills, living trusts, deeds, and property and health care powers of attorney
• Planning for blended families, sensitive family situations, and beneficiaries in need of on-
going support
• Asset protection planning; estate and trust income tax planning
• Third-party special needs trusts and minors’ trusts
• Dynasty trusts
• Irrevocable insurance trusts
• Dynasty trusts
• Charitable trusts and foundations
• Grantor retained annuity trusts
• Intentionally defective grantor trusts
• Qualified personal residence trusts
• Education trusts
• Interpretation of wills and trust agreements
• Representation of executors and interested parties in probate proceedings
• Trust administration and advising and assisting trustees concerning their duties and
responsibilities under Illinois law
• Guardianships for minors and disabled adults
• Creation of family limited partnerships and limited liability companies (LLC) as part of a
comprehensive estate plan
• Business succession planning