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Practice Areas

The knowledgeable and experienced legal representatives at Knauf Law are qualified to guide you through various legal matters including, but not limited to:

Estate Planning

  • Wills
  • Trusts:
    • Revocable Living Trusts
    • Irrevocable Trusts
    • Special Needs Trusts
    • Pet Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Directives
  • Digital Asset Inventory

Estate and Trust Administration

  • Probating the will with court and creditors
  • Notifying beneficiaries
  • Managing estate assets
  • Paying creditors of the estate
  • Filing final state and federal income tax returns
  • Filing an estate accounting and closing the estate
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Revocable Trusts
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Charitable Trusts
  • IRA Trusts
  • Asset Protection Trust
  • Grantor Trust
  • Gun Trust
  • Land Trust
  • Pet Trust
  • Spendthrift Trust
  • Testamentary Trust

Trust Administration

  • Assist Successor trustee
  • Interpretation of terms of the trust
  • Asset inventory, payment of debts/expenses
  • Removal of incapacitated trustee if necessary
  • Ensure proper distribution to beneficiaries

Special Needs Trusts

  • Education
  • Electronic equipment
  • Eyeglasses
  • Transportation
  • Vacations
  • Classes and activities
  • Entertainment
  • Special food items

Small Estate Administration

  • Estates with assets less than $100,000
  • Small estate affidavits
  • Transfer of vehicles
  • Close small accounts
  • Ensure debts paid and distribution to beneficiaries

Probate Administration

  • Estates with assets over $100,000
  • Navigate the Illinois probate process
  • Assist executor to gather assets and determine debts
  • Ensure legal procedures are followed
  • Timely distribution to beneficiaries

Elder Law

  • Estate Planning/Pre-planing for Long Term Care


  • Make personal decisions before crisis
  • Name your beneficiaries
  • Name of the executor of your estate
  • Name guardian(s) for your children
  • Manage dependent’s property

Powers of Attorney

  • Planning your medical facilities and treatments
  • Giving access to your medical records
  • Visitation rights
  • Organ donation
  • After-death decisions
  • Estate Planning
  • Will


  • Incapacitated or disabled adults
  • Minor children
  • Guardianship of the person and/or the estate (financial)

Real Estate

  • Purchase or sale of real estate
  • Residential Property
  • Guidance from contract signing to closing

Residential Real Estate

  • Legal protection when buying, selling, or building a home
  • We protect your legal and financial interests
  • Guidance from contract drafting, signing, and closing

Don’t see your legal issue listed? Call 630-875-0500 for a consultation and if we can’t handle it, we will be glad to offer a referral.

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