Chicago Metro and Northwest Indiana Estate Planning Attorney

Over 50 Years of Combined Estate Planning Experience

When you pass away, your legacy will be determined by the estate planning you create today. At the Law Offices of Canalia & Clark, LLC, we have more than 50 years of combined experience helping people in the Chicago Metropolitan area and Northwest Indiana leave their legacies.

A comprehensive estate plan will give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your loved ones and your assets will be protected in the future. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.

Personal, Professional Estate Planning Guidance

Estate planning serves many important purposes. First and foremost, proper estate planning can save your loved ones the time, expense and frustration of going through probate. Creative estate planning can also be used to protect your assets from unnecessary estate taxes so that the people you designate will receive the maximum benefit.

Various estate planning tools can be used to serve those purposes in Indiana or Illinois. We will develop a comprehensive plan with the right combination of these documents to accomplish your goals:

  • Wills and trusts

    • Last will and testament
    • Living wills
    • Living trusts
    • Irrevocable trusts
    • Revocable trusts
    • Special needs trusts
    • Transfer on death deeds and instruments
    • Pet trusts
  • Powers of attorney

    • Durable power of attorney for health care
    • Durable power of attorney for property
  • Estate and trust tax planning and tax return preparation

  • Guardianships

  • Health care directives

Indiana and Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers

Your estate plan needs to reflect your unique goals and desires. During your initial interview, our attorneys will take the time to understand your situation. We will listen to your intentions about your family and your estate. This information is critical to help us draft an estate plan that meets your needs.

If you have an estate planning concern in Cook County or Will County, Illinois, or Lake County, Indiana, call 708-251-0566 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. With extensive experience, we are able to advise on how to avoid probate, avoid taxes and create effective estate plans very quickly for our clients. We can make home, hospital or nursing home visits in order to accommodate our clients.