224 West Main Street, Barrington, IL 60010

phone847-381-8700 | 847-458-1650

Lake in the Hills Estate Planning Attorneys

Advising Clients throughout Chicago and the Suburbs with their Estate Planning Needs

Estate planning is a sensitive and emotional issue for many people. No one likes to think about death, both their own and others, but end-of-life planning is essential in order to ensure that your wishes are carried out upon your death. Without the proper estate planning tools – whether a will, trust, or power of attorney – the state will determine a number of post-mortem issues, including who inherits your assets.

Lake in the Hills estate planning lawyer Carol J. Grier has been advising clients on estate planning issues for more than 30 years. She understands that estate planning often involves a number of complex emotions and can stir up personal and familial conflicts; as such, she strives to provide legal services with compassion, integrity, and common sense.

Whether you need to create or revise your estate plan, you are an estate beneficiary, or a trust fiduciary, Carol J. Grier will provide you with reasoned advice in a comfortable atmosphere. With offices located in Lake in the Hills, Illinois, Carol J. Grier represents estate planning clients throughout Chicago and the Suburbs. Contact her office at 847-381-8700 or 847-458-1650 to schedule a consultation to discuss your estate planning needs.

Comprehensive Elder Law and Estate Planning Services

Carol J. Grier has more than three decades of experience advising clients with respect to a variety of estate planning issues, including:

  • Estate administration
  • Simple wills
  • Wills with testamentary trusts for minor children
  • Wills with marital trusts
  • Revocable living trusts
  • Irrevocable life insurance trusts
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Education trusts for minor children
  • Charitable trusts
  • Probate proceedings
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Asset transfers
  • Small estate affidavits

In addition to drafting basic estate planning documents for individuals and families, Carol J. Grier regularly represents fiduciaries, trustees, guardians, executors, beneficiaries, incapacitated persons, family members, and guardians ad litem in connection with complex estate planning proceedings. She uses her vast experience, focused knowledge, and practical know-how to advocate for the most favorable result possible for her clients.

Compassionate and Trusted Estate Planning Attorney

Not only is Carol Grier an experienced estate planning lawyer, but she is also a dedicated member of the community. She has served on the Barrington Hills Plan Commission, the Barrington Hills Zoning Board of Appeals, and she is an active member of Willow Creek Church. She is also a member of the following legal associations: Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Northwest Suburban Bar Association, ISBA Real Estate Section, ISBA Family Law Section, Illinois Real Estate Lawyer’s Association, McHenry County Bar Association (MCBA), and MCBA Family Law Section.

At the Law Offices of Carol J. Grier, she prides herself on treating clients as people and not cases; as such, she often acts as their trusted legal advisor for personal and legal matters that arise from time to time, such as real estate matters and family law issues. Clients speak directly with attorney Carol J. Grier, and she promptly returns all calls and emails.

Whether you need help with a basic estate plan, are involved in contentious probate proceedings, or are dealing with other estate planning issues, Carol J. Grier will gently guide you through the process and advocate on your behalf. Contact her office at 847-381-8700 or 847-458-1650 to schedule a consultation.

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