Practical Legal Solutions Since 1876

Trusted Estate Planning Representation Tailored To Your Needs

You’ve worked your entire life to acquire your assets and protect your family. Estate planning ensures these assets are secured and your family cared for after your death. Bellatti, Fay, Bellatti & Beard, LLP, has represented families in the Jacksonville region and throughout West Central Illinois since 1876, and is trusted to provide the comprehensive estate and probate solutions that protect the things you care about most.

Our firm employs a number of tools to help you create an estate plan that addresses your unique needs. Some of these tools include:

  • Wills and trusts
  • Powers of attorney and living wills
  • Guardianships
  • Revocable trusts
  • Special needs trusts
  • Life insurance trusts
  • Business succession planning
  • Medicaid planning

Bellatti, Fay, Bellatti & Beard, LLP, has extensive knowledge in a variety of legal areas, and can provide valuable counsel in the taxation, real estate, business and family law matters related to your estate.

Ensuring A Smooth Probate Process

Probate and estate administration is the process through which an estate is carried out after the death of a loved one. Our firm represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in all Illinois probate courts, walking you through any paperwork and procedure required to execute your loved one’s estate. With decades of experience, we are trusted for our counsel and can help you understand the probate process and the legal options available to you.

Adept With All Taxation Matters

Estate matters do not end at probate. There are a number of tax implications for estates – and while we aim to mitigate tax issues during the planning process, you may be left with tax issues or questions relating to your loved one’s estate.

Our lawyers are well-versed in taxation law and can help you minimize the tax burden of your estate. Through a variety of tax planning tools, we can help you manage federal and state estate and income taxes.

Protecting Your Assets From This Point Forward

We have the information you need to fully understand your estate planning options and the types of tools that can be used to accomplish your goals. To get started with our experienced team of estate and probate attorneys, call 217-245-7111 or send us an email through our contact form.