Estate Planning at Huffman Law Offices

Estate Planning

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Alan Kay, computer science pioneer

What if “Some Day” Comes Tomorrow?

Remember the old fable? The ant toiled all day, worried about lean times, while the grasshopper played and partied without a care in the world. Which one had peace of mind when hardship came? In estate planning, you want to be the ant.

Medical problems, accidents, or injuries can happen at any time, to anyone. But planning for that possibility doesn’t have to be difficult. The knowledgeable professionals at Huffman Law Offices, P.C. make preparing for the future a straight forward, understandable process.

Our Estate Planning Lawyers Will Help You Be Prepared
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Do I Need Estate Planning? I’m Not Wealthy.

Estate planning is not only for “the rich.” It is the planning to allow management of your affairs when you aren’t able to manage them yourself (upon your incapacity or death). Additionally, most people have greater assets than they realize — such as equity in their home, retirement funds, life insurance policies, etc. Without planning, it can be difficult and expensive for your family to manage those affairs for you. If you die without an estate plan, your beneficiaries could be decided by state law.

An estate plan covers far more than your assets and possessions. It is a set of documents that expresses your wishes and guides family members (a) if you should die; or (b) if you become incapacitated by illness, accident, or mental infirmity. Our professionals can help you sort through these issues.


Make your wishes known about distributing your assets to beneficiaries.


Preserve your assets for future generations while avoiding probate and minimizing taxes.

Powers of attorney

Appoint a trusted person to manage your personal affairs and make medical decisions on your behalf.

Estate Planning Quiz

Help determine whether you are in need of an estate planning review.

We can also provide sophisticated asset protection and wealth transfer strategies to minimize estate taxes.

Do I Need a Lawyer? Can’t I Make a Will From a Kit?

The problem with a do-it-yourself estate plan is that you don’t know if it is legally sound and covers all the bases. If your documents are incorrectly written, incomplete, or executed improperly, your family will find out only after it’s too late.

Our lawyers take the time to sit down with you and understand your goals to build an individualized plan. We ask the right questions and explain all your options.

Meet the Future With Peace of Mind

Huffman Law Offices, P.C., provides comprehensive and affordable estate planning to families and individuals in Maryville, the East Metro and throughout Central Illinois.