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Estate Planning

Now is the time to schedule an Estate Plan Consultation.
Call us at (630) 575-0400 or fill out the Contact Us form.

 

What should You Bring to Your 1st Consultation?

We Focus Our Practice in Estate Planning:

  • Wills, Codicils

  • Revocable, Living Trusts

  • Asset Protection Planning

  • Planned Giving

  • Special Needs Planning

  • Charitable Remainder Trusts

  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

  • Special Needs Trusts

  • Nuptial Agreements, including Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial

  • Powers of Attorney for Property (Finances)

  • Powers of Attorney for Healthcare

  • Living Wills 

  • Final Disposition of Remains

  • HIPAA Waivers

What Our Estate Planning Clients Say About Us

This is a place of the highest integrity. They prepared our family trust document which will govern the distribution of our assets to those we love the most in this world. That is how much I trust them.

Robert & Jean, Brookfield, IL

Colleen came referred by a close friend and did not disappoint. My wife and I had recently had a child and needed to get our estate planning in order. Colleen helped us think through each and every possible scenario, even those we had not thought of. She was kind, diligent, and thoughtful throughout the process. I would certainly recommend reaching out to Colleen and feel we are in a really good financial place after having the privilege of working with her.

Tyler, Park Ridge, Illinois

My wife and I had the good fortune to work with Colleen on crafting an estate plan. She was very detailed, outlined options and choices for us and simply explained the benefits and risks. With her guidance, we made informed decisions that set-up our estate and family future needs. We have total confidence in her and highly recommend her services. Colleen is AWESOME!"

Jim and Joan, Downers Grove, Illinois

How fortunate we are to have received your services in contemplation of our and family future.
By and through your council we are confident we have established a plan to provide for future needs for ourselves and family. Know that your appreciated. With respect and gratitude,

George and Shirley - Western Springs, Illinois

What a thorough job, Colleen. Thanks for handling this for me. I can’t say how impressed I am with your expertise and organization. I couldn’t asked for more, and I know the current coronavirus situation made everything that much harder. Sincere thanks for everything

Perry - Elmhurst, IL

Colleen came referred by a close friend and did not disappoint. My wife and I had recently had a child and needed to get our estate planning in order. Colleen helped us think through each and every possible scenario, even those we had not thought of. She was kind, diligent, and thoughtful throughout the process. I would certainly recommend reaching out to Colleen and feel we are in a really good financial place after having the privilege of working with her.

Tyler & Melina - Park Ridge, Illinois

Dear David & Colleen, [we] just want to express our appreciation for all your help and guidance in preparing our Trust & Wills. We are so blessed to have such a great team of both of you to assist in completing this very important phase of our life. Thank you so much for everything. With gratitude and warm thanks,

Ed & Theresa - Elmhurst, Illinois

My wife and I have had the good fortune to work with Colleen on crafting an estate plan. She was very detailed, outlined options and choices for us and simply explained the benefits and risks. With her guidance, we made informed decisions that set-up our estate and family future needs. We have total confidence in her and highly recommend her. Colleen is AWESOME!

Jim and Joan - Downers Grove, Illinois

Colleen was so incredibly helpful while consulting on the best way to set everything up. She made the entire process so easy and completed everything in amazing turnaround time. I appreciate her easy to understand explanations and professionalism through the entire process. I have recommended her to several friends.

J.C. - Antioch, Illinois

Fantastic lawyers! We trust them with all our legal needs. We've used them to create our wills, trust, and powers of attorney. They are honest, kind, highly intelligent and look out for the interests of their clients. We also used them when we bought our home! They are amazing lawyers! Highly recommend! We would give them ten stars if we could!

Theodore - Chicago, Illinois

My perspective on estate planning was that it would be a morbid and daunting task. However, working with the Law offices of Hoy and Sahlas (Colleen) made this an experience in which brought peace of mind to me and my family. Their services are thorough and complete, which left us with the comfort of knowing that our plans for the future are secure and in place.

Keith - Oak Brook, Illinois

I do appreciate your kindness and compassion. You are a comfort to me. So glad we met. The accountant found things in good order you helped us establish, and praised the way the trust was written. Best wishes to you and your family.

Leah - River Forest, Illinois

Colleen, thank you SO MUCH for your services! You have blessed us in a long-term way (the nature of the documents), but also blessed me specifically today. You made things easy, and you made me smarter, too, with your answers to my questions. The best thing about having you was that WE TRUST YOU! That made all the difference! Thanks again.

James - Oak Park, Illinois

I have worked with Hoy & Sahlas for over 20 years. They are professional individuals top to bottom.
All requests are handled timely. They came through during the most trying situations in our lives to some of the happiest moments in our lives. Colleen has represented me for many items including wills, trusts, estates and sale and purchase of property. I look forward to working with her again on any future legal items. I have recommended Hoy and Sahlas to many people and they have been pleased with their services. I would recommend Hoy and Sahlas for any and all legal work.

Brian and Jill - Burr Ridge, Illinois

Our relationship with Hoy and Sahlas goes back at least 10 years when we were clients of David Hoy. More recently, my wife and I sought assistance and advice to develop an estate plan. Our financial advisor and our accountant both knew and recommended Colleen Sahlas. We were happy to continue our relationship with Hoy and Sahlas. Colleen has provided us with comprehensive and understandable advice to develop our estate plan. All families have unique needs and circumstances to address in their plan. Colleen's knowledge and experience helped to craft a plan that meets those needs Because of our confidence in Colleen, we have recommended her services to friends and colleagues. We will continue to reach out to Colleen for advice and recommendations as the need arises for amendments to our estate plan. We highly recommend Colleen Sahlas.

Richard - River Forest, Illinois

Hoy & Sahlas, LLC completed our first trust 15 years ago and our recent update...our experience through both processes was excellent. Thank you Colleen for the wonderful service assisting us in the update our trust. We appreciate your professionalism, guidance, and prompt follow-up.

Daniel and Jennifer - Naperville, Illinois

I met Colleen in law school and we graduated at the same time. Even though I don’t practice in estate planning, I was a member of the ISBA Estate Planning listerv. Over the years, I observed Colleen responding on the listserv, writing many articles and speaking at estate planning seminars. In 2020, I hired Colleen to update and prepare my estate plans and am very happy with her knowledge, guidance, professionalism and my documents. I strongly recommend Colleen for counsel and to prepare your estate plans.

Leonard - Chicago, Illinois

My wife and I engaged Colleen to review and update our trust. We found her to be very knowledgeable and professional. Of note was how affable she was; kind and patient in dealing with what for us was a complex matter. Her charges and time-line were exactly as quoted. My wife and I highly recommend Colleen for any of your estate planning needs.

Edward and Gina - Burr Ridge, Illinois

Grateful for the professionalism and personal care I received from Colleen Sahlas in the preparation of trust documents. Very helpful in providing advice and helpful counsel alongside efficient and timely execution of documents. Grateful for her help in navigating a space that felt daunting!

Debbie - Forest Park, Illinois

Colleen Sahlas has provided my wife and I with outstanding legal work regarding our estate planning and wills. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of legal services.

Robert - Oak Park, Illinois

Colleen was very professional, informed and helpful when guiding us through the estate planning/trust development process. She is our trusted advisor and we have referred many of our friends and family to her.

Dennis and Maureen - Burr Ridge, Illinois

Hi David, I received all the paperwork [estate planning documents]. By the way, you did a very excellent job! I am very, very pleased. You were worth every penny.

Shirley - Naperville, Illinois

We consulted with Colleen to update our wills and powers of attorney. We were impressed with her attention to detail as well as her diligence. Highly recommend!

Lorraine - River Forest, Illinois

Thank you for all your help & advice over the years - your law firm is a special one, we were/are fortunate to have crossed paths,

Ross & Trish - El Cajon, California

Thanks for your advice. You can’t believe how frustrated I was, and how relieved I am now! You were a real, ’sanity saver!’

Ruth - Oak Park, Illinois

What our Colleagues Say About Us

Colleen Sahlas has been an EXCELLENT referral source for our clients. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field and professional and communicative with clients. It is truly a blessing to have a reliable referral source for clients who ask questions outside of our field of expertise and I proudly recommend Hoy and Sahlas to all of our clients seeking legal counsel. Thanks for doing what you do, Colleen!

Ryan Hickel, CPA - Hinsdale, Illinois

Colleen Sahlas is the Estate and Trust attorney I refer all of my clients to because she is just so good and dependable. She knows the law and is responsive and helpful when people need it most. You will be in good hands with Colleen.

Amy Ketchum, Attorney - Oak Park, Illinois

I am an attorney in the community and I have discussed estate planning law with Colleen Sahlas. I found her to be both pleasant and knowledgeable. Colleen Sahlas knows estate planning law to an expert level while maintaining the empathetic attitude one needs during the hard times which necessitate estate planning.

Russell Knight, Attorney - Chicago, Illinois

Colleen understands her clients, is very insightful and is an expert in her field. Truly a professional and marvelous individual. She goes above and beyond to help her clients. I highly recommend Colleen and her services.

Maggie Woroniecki, Financial Advisor - Oak Brook, Illinois

Colleen and I have worked together on several estates and trusts. She has the highest integrity and is prompt and complete in her work.

Jean Sredl, Certified Public Accountant - Riverside, IL

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