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Sophisticated Solutions For Estate Planning, Asset Protection And Succession

Regardless of your age, preparing for the future may be one of the most beneficial steps you can take in your lifetime for yourself and your loved ones.

As a leading Illinois estate planning law firm, Barber, Segatto, Hoffee, Wilke & Cate has helped generations of families in Springfield protect their property, confirm medical wishes, avoid tax consequences and reach philanthropic goals through strategic estate planning since the firm’s inception more than a century ago. We also offer competent and compassionate legal guidance in probate matters.

Helping You Establish A Purposeful Estate Plan That Protects Your Legacy

Serving as a trustee for several trusts throughout Springfield, our firm is a highly respected and reliable resource for our clients throughout central Illinois. Our Sangamon County estate planning lawyers are committed to helping our clients understand what types of estate planning tools can help them protect what they value most. Barber, Segatto, Hoffee, Wilke & Cate can help you with:

  • Creating or updating your will
  • Powers of attorney for health care and financial affairs
  • A living will (health care directive) for end-of-life issues
  • Burial planning directives
  • Nominating guardians for minor children
  • Elder law planning (nursing home care)

Advanced Strategies For Preserving Family Wealth

In conjunction with a will and basic estate planning documents, Barber, Segatto, Hoffee, Wilke & Cate provides sophisticated services for larger and more complex estates. Our clients include small-business owners, farming families, professionals, executives and other high net worth clients who need sound strategies for protecting assets and transferring wealth to the next generation.

Our attorneys provide comprehensive solutions that may include:

  • Revocable trusts for managing assets
  • Irrevocable trusts to shield family wealth from creditors and lawsuits
  • Charitable trusts to leave a legacy
  • Business succession planning
  • Agricultural planning and succession
  • Annual gifting allowances
  • Estate tax planning
  • Individual income taxes and dealing with IRS scrutiny

Drawing from more than 150 years of combined legal experience, our team of lawyers has the knowledge and the resources to help you with your estate planning needs. We have an in-house certified public accountant and certified valuation analyst, as well as a tax attorney on our staff. These professionals can address federal, state and income taxes as well as business law matters within an estate plan.

We recognize that every family has different needs, which is why our lawyers are prepared to work closely with you through one-on-one consultations to learn about your circumstances. Our team is determined to help you establish a customized estate plan that will ultimately allow you to reach your goals.

We Provide Probate Services Too

When your loved one has passed away, it can be difficult to think about the legal steps that need to be taken regarding their estate. Barber, Segatto, Hoffee, Wilke & Cate is here to help you with the probate process while you cope with the loss of your family member.

We offer supportive legal guidance and representation in all probate matters, including estate-related disputes. Our attorneys have experience administering large and complex estates and trusts.

Contact Our Springfield Estate Planning And Business Succession Lawyers Today

We invite you to contact Barber, Segatto, Hoffee, Wilke & Cate at 217-953-4979 or email us to schedule a confidential consultation regarding your estate planning needs. For the convenience of our clients, we offer office locations in Springfield and Waverly, Illinois. Our law office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We accept all major credit cards.