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The Illinois Electronic Commerce Security Act authorized the use of virtual signings for your important estate plan, Living Trust, Health Care Power, and Financial Power of Attorney documents. All documents can be delivered to you and you can sign in the comfort and safety of your home, via electronic conference. We are authorized to supply all witnesses and notary. Of course you are also welcome to sign your documents in the traditional way, in person in our Oakbrook Terrace offices.

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Estate Planning

Not every family has the same financial or medical needs-so not every estate plan should look the same. That's why we work with our clients closely to create custom estate plans that address their unique concerns. Our firm is here to walk you through every step of the estate planning process. A properly drafted estate plan will save you or your loved ones from the worst of estate taxes and court costs.

  • Design a Comprehensive Will

  • Set up a Living Trust Based Estate Plan

  • Designate a Power of Attorney for Property and Health Care

  • Beneficiary Designations and Health Care Directive

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Trust Administration

If you need to administer a trust that a loved one has set up, you'll need an experienced probate attorney to help you. Daniel O. Hands, P.C. will walk you through the process. We can make sure that the needs of the trust are met so that you can carry out your loved one's wishes. Over many years, our team has gained the experience and expertise necessary to make this process as seamless as possible.

  • Contact Beneficiaries

  • Assets are gather, valued and managed

  • Potential creditors are notified

  • Debts, taxes and final expenses are paid

  • Remaining assets are distributed according to the Trust

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Asset Protection

With the right asset protection strategies, you won't have to be afraid that you'll lose everything if something unexpected happens. This type of legal planning is crucial for professionals and business owners. You can safeguard yourself from loss due to lawsuits, creditors or bankruptcy. Daniel O. Hands will help you learn more about asset protection strategies to ensure that your assets are safe.

  • Learn which assets are exempt from creditor claims 

  • Know how to limit your liability in case of a lawsuit 

  • Ensure your insurance is up to date and comprehensive enough to protect your business


Special Needs Planning

If your child has special needs, every decision you make about the future is crucial. You need to ensure that they will get the financial support and medical attention they need if you're not around. That's where special needs planning comes in. Our firm will set up an estate plan that covers your child completely-from their education to their medical expenses.

  • Design proper legal aid 

  • Ensure necessary medical care is in place 

  • Create a plan for financial assistance

  • Designate guardianship and living situation

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