Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts

Helping You Plan for Your Family's Future

Few things are as important as planning for your family's future. Through proper estate planning, you can ensure that your heirs will be provided for and help your estate avoid the sometimes complicated probate process. You need experienced legal counsel to help ensure that your estate plan is carried out properly. I am Collinsville wills and trusts lawyer John Bitzer, and I have been helping people in southwestern Illinois develop sound estate plans for over 30 years.If you want to know more about how your family can benefit from a solid estate plan, I can answer your questions.

Dedicated to Setting Up a Trust That Works for You

As an estate planning lawyer, I have the experience and skill to help you set up a trust that will meet your needs. There are a number of trust options available, including:

• Living trusts
• Revocable trusts
• Irrevocable trusts
• Special needs trusts

Each type of trust has its own unique advantages. They can be particularly helpful if privacy is important to you. A trust can help you avoid probate and keep information regarding your assets out of the public eye. I can also inform you of any tax benefits and liabilities concerning your particular trust. In every case, I will work closely with you to develop a plan that is tailored to meet your specific needs.

Providing the Peace of Mind That Comes With a Will

The creation of a valid will is important to giving you the peace of mind that your assets will be distributed as you wish. This can also ease the stress of your family and make your estate administration efficient and effective. It is important to review your will every few years to determine if any changes should be made. From the Bitzer Law Firm, I can handle your will and estate plan from the beginning all the way to its final disposition.

I can help you develop a plan that will meet your unique goals and needs. Contact me for a free consultation and to discuss your options.