Estate Planning/Trusts/HIPAA

Michael H. Erde, P.C.
Chicago Estate Planning Attorney
North Suburban office
(773) 286-3800


What needs to be done to make sure that your assets or your parents’ or siblings’ assets last as long as you or they need them? How do you avoid the cost and expense of Probate and a Guardianship? How can you save on Estate, Gift, and other Taxes?

I know how complicated things can get when you are planning the future of your financial estate. There are so many factors to consider and they are all important – creating the trust that will do what you want to do, providing for taxes, protecting your assets, preparing in case of disability, and more. You want to understand the estate planning and asset protection issues and get all of the details right.

Michael H. Erde of Michael H. Erde, P.C. can take the worry out of your estate and asset protection planning. I can provide you with the information you need to make the best choices to protect your family and protect your assets. I navigate the complexities so you don’t have to, and create a legacy plan for you that preserves and ultimately enhances your estate.

I can assist you or your loved ones in planning for the possibility of Incapacity, Disability. Our Law Firm enables clients to avoid impoverishment caused by the escalating cost of long-term care, to maintain their right to make health decisions and to avoid unnecessary medical treatment.

Whether you are a family with young children, empty nesters developing an estate plan, or an elder wanting your affairs in order, Michael H. Erde, P.C. will provide you with answers to your personal questions and tell you which questions to consider in simple, clear, plain English.

More Than Four Decades of Estate Planning Experience

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Trusts – Special Needs – Supplemental Needs Trusts – Living Trusts – Other Trusts

If you or a loved one is disabled or has special needs, you will want to take those needs into account when you are planning the future of your estate or a legacy for your loved ones. I will do that for you. I will help you create a special needs trust for a child or an adult, or help a caregiver create a trust for a disabled senior or other family members. I can help you select the trust that most benefits those you choose in a way that you choose. There are insurance trusts, minors’ trusts, joint trusts, land trusts, generation-skipping trusts, special needs trusts, and more. I will help you set up the type of trust that benefits you.

Wills – Testate or Intestate Estates – Advanced Health Care Directives – Living Wills

I will provide you with strategies to structure your will or trust for the maximum benefit of your loved ones. I share the information with you simply and clearly, so you can make decisions that are right for you. I will help your inheritors avoid probate.

Asset Protection – Tax Laws – Other Useful Tools

What are the benefits of transferring your wealth while you are still living? How can you leverage a shift in your health care situation while maintaining your wealth and standard of living? I can help you sort through your options and make informed decisions.

Other topics I address include guardianships, trust administration, business succession planning, estate administration, HIPAA, long-term care planning, memos of personal property and assignment of personal property trusts, and more.

Did you know it is important to review your estate plan every three years?

Attorney at Law

Chicago Elder Law Attorney providing simple, clear, and straightforward strategies to help.*

*The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and such is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois, but I am still proud to have such a certification (CELA or CAP) designation.