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Chicago Estate Planning Attorneys in Jefferson Park

Lincolnwood Estate Planning Lawyers

Lawyers for Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney Serving Chicago's Northwest Side

At Otte & Czajkowska, LLC, we understand that planning for the future can be challenging. It can be especially difficult to look beyond your own lifetime, and you may not even know where to start. The experienced estate planning lawyers at our firm offer a full range of services to individuals and families throughout the area. We are equipped to help you create wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, powers of attorney, and other tools that help you protect your rights and assets and provide long-term security for your family.

Elmwood Park Estate Planning Professionals

Our skilled attorneys, Michael Otte and Izabela Czajkowska, realize that there is no such thing as a reliable, "one-size-fits-all" approach to estate planning. While your situation may share some similarities with that of another family, no two cases are the same. In order to maximize its effectiveness, your estate plan must be customized to meet your unique needs and objectives for the future. When you choose our firm, you become an important part of our extended family. We not only take the time to talk with you but also to listen and learn about your financial goals and personal values. This allows us to assist you in recommending tools and strategies that address your specific circumstances.

The team at Otte & Czajkowska, LLC has the experience and legal knowledge to help you with:

  • Trusts: A living trust is often the foundation of a comprehensive estate plan. Living trusts are revocable, but there are many different types of trusts that can be used to protect your assets and to allocate them to your chosen beneficiaries. We will work with you in determining which trusts are right for your situation and what provisions should be incorporated into your trusts to make them work for you.
  • Wills: A Last Will and Testament forms a part of your estate plan and may be very basic if it is working in combination with a living trust or very comprehensive if it is a standalone document. A will names your executor and provides where your property should go upon your death; it may also serve to designate a guardian for your minor or disabled children.
  • Powers of Attorney: A power of attorney allows you to appoint another person who can make decisions on your behalf in the event you cannot make them for yourself.
  • Tax planning: Tax considerations are important in any estate plan, and there are various strategies available that can help you and your family legally reduce your tax liabilities.

Established Law Firm Ready to Serve You

Otte & Czajkowska, LLC formerly served Chicago's Northwest Side as the law firm of Chester M. Przybylo & Associates. Our team has deep roots in the community and is committed to helping our neighbors reach their estate planning goals. We are also one of very few firms in the region that is equipped to assist Polish-speaking individuals and families with estate planning and elder law concerns. Language barriers often present serious challenges when dealing with complex legal matters, but our Polish-speaking attorney can help make the process much easier.

Contact Us Today

If you would like to learn more about our firm and how we can help you meet your estate planning goals, contact our office. Call 773-631-7100 to schedule a confidential consultation with a member of our experienced team today. We represent clients in Park Ridge, Elmwood Park, Niles, Morton Grove, Norridge, Harwood Heights, Lincolnwood, across the northwest suburbs and throughout the northwest side of Chicago in neighborhoods like Jefferson Park, Norwood Park, Edison Park, Sauganash, and Edgebrook.

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