Estate Planning & Probate
The use of trusts in estate and business planning has become increasingly popular. While not for every individual, revocable trusts (also known as living trusts) can play an important role in estate, business, and tax planning. A revocable trust can assist in maintaining a closely-held business within a family without the publicity of probate, and be a vehicle for implementing various estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax strategies.
Dove & Dove can prepare you an estate planning strategy to reach your individual goals.
Irrevocable trusts are an effective estate planning tool, especially in life insurance planning, educational planning, and charitable gifting.
Whether a client desires to make educational gifts or charitable gifts in the most tax-effective manner, seek a vehicle to own life insurance to fund a buy-sell arrangement, provide liquidity to pay estate taxes upon death, or reduce the gross value of an estate for estate tax purpose.
Using this, and other estate planning tools like Wills, Powers of Attorneys, land trusts, and other estate planning vehicles, Dove & Dove can prepare you an estate planning strategy to reach your individual goals.
What Our Clients Say:
I live in SW Kansas and I contacted Dove and Dove to represent me in my custody battle in the state of Illinois! I have been very pleased with the way they have represented me in this matter. I have no complaints on the quality of work or loyalty the attorney and staff showed me and my family through his very tough time! I would recommend Dove and Dove to anybody that is dealing with a family matter in the state of Illinois!
My representation by Dove and Dove was above reproach. Their partners are the best attorneys I’ve even had the pleasure of working with. Their knowledge of both civil and criminal law is unlimited. The entire firm is friendly and accessible. I would recommend Dove and Dove to anyone needing legal counsel.
I have used the services of Dove and Dove multiple times. They are very knowledgeable, and I trust them when it comes to making the right decisions that are right for me and my family.
The staff at Dove and Dove took care of us through a difficult time. While emotions, change and uncertainty were overwhelming there was feeling of reassurance as they confidently led me step by step keeping my family’s best interests at the forefront.
Going through a divorce is not easy. Liz Nohren and Kaylee Boehm at Dove and Dove Attorneys at Law helped me understand the general expectations with the process of a divorce as well as the emotional side of it. They truly want to make sure it is something you are ready to go through. They are very professional and just want the truth from all parties involved and will apply the law and research previous cases in order to give you the best representation they can. When they were referred to me, it was stated, “They are the best downstate you will find.” I totally agree with that statement and would feel very comfortable referring them to anyone!
The attorneys at Dove and Dove have been excellent to work with, explaining legal requirements to meet various aspects of the law, steering us expertly and helpfully, and offering to spend time investigating additional legal questions when asked by our Village Board of Trustees.
When I needed legal help for a personal matter I called Dove and Dove at the recommendation of a friend. I had heard of them before but never needed legal help until then. I was referred to Dustin Probst and was able to meet with him right away. I was very happy with the initial meeting and retained him that day. That was almost five years ago and to this day I will still only use them for any matters requiring legal counsel in not only any civil matters, but business matters as well. They are very quick to respond to an email, text, or call and have proven this many times over. If Dustin is not available to help for any urgent matters, I know that any of the others in the office can and will help as needed. I have referred friends and family to them for legal help and will continue to use them for any of my personal needs as well. They are a great group of people to work with.
Dove & Dove is an excellent law firm with a wealth of experience and resources. The firm represented me and advocated for my child in an immensely difficult, nearly impossible case, and won! They truly listened, not only as legal professionals, but also as a person and as a parent. They were patient and understanding with me through the hardest moments of my life. They fought hard and I highly recommend the firm!
I highly recommend the team at Dove and Dove for any business or personal legal needs.
Dove & Dove was there for me every time I had any questions or concerns. The attorneys had my best interest in mind. Everyone at Dove and Dove was extremely professional and helpful.
Dove and Dove, The words that I would use to sum up my multiple experiences would be; Professional, Attentive Listening, and Experienced. I have entrusted them to help protect my family through Estate services and was very happy with the Will/Trust that they created for my family.
I have also used them for real-estate transactions where they went above and beyond with their service to make sure that I understood every detail of the transaction. I have used Dove and Dove multiple times and will continue to use them in the future when the need arises.
The lawyers at Dove and Dove were excellent at handling my divorce. I was going through a really tough time in my life, and they took the time to explain the process to me and calm my fears. Every question I had was answered in a timely manner. The lawyers are well educated and compassionate. I would strongly recommend them to anyone.
The Village has relied on Dove & Dove as our legal counsel since 2013, they work well with the board, attend all meetings, and prepare all documents we need in a timely manner.
Thanks for the assistance in selling our house. We especially appreciate the accessibility to both the attorneys and your staff when we had questions regarding the closing. I would certainly recommend Dove & Dove Attorneys to others.
Dustin helped me navigate a contract issue with experience and knowledge that resulted in an outcome that exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend him and Dove & Dove, Attorneys if you need legal representation
I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for my family. You are amazing, and I would never want anyone else to help me or my family.
Choosing to work with Dove & Dove to navigate my divorce was a great decision. The attorneys had the strong, confident backbone that I needed through that difficult time in my life. I have recommended Dove & Dove to others and will continue to do so.