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What is the difference between and Will and a Living Trust?

A Will must be filed in Probate Court and states your wishes for the distribution of your estate at your death. If you do not have a Will, the court controls distribution.


A Living Trust is private and establishes complete control and protection of your estate now and after your death.   Learn more

What is wrong with Probate?

Probate is costly, it takes a long time, and because of the number of cases in the system, it is inefficient and burdens families. 


Probate requires a minimum six-month claims period. The entire process can tie up your estate for an average of 18 months or more and cost thousands of dollars.  Learn more

Does a Living Trust avoid Probate?

Yes. A properly drafted, signed, and fully funded Living Trust avoids the Probate process. Learn more

How long will it take me to create my estate plan?

From start to finish you can complete your Living Trust estate plan in less than 20 minutes.

Yes!  Tuohy Law Offices, with 40 years of experience, having provided over 4,000 Living Trust estate plans created these documents for you.

Can I contact the law office for assistance?

Yes! You may email Tuohy Offices 24/7, 365 days at, or you may use the chat on this website, and you can also call 312-559-8400 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


Remember, we will not have an attorney- client relationship unless you retain Tuohy Law Offices and can only assist you with your self- help document creation. Learn more

What if I can't afford a Living Trust right now?

We have options for you! You can pay in 3 installments and receive your documents when you have completed your payments. Or, you can obtain a Will for now and save for your Trust, and we will credit you for your Will charge once you get your Trust.

What if I would rather have a lawyer create my Living Trust and meet with me?

We can do that! We are located in Oakbrook Terrace, so we can meet with you or arrange a Zoom signing after preparing the documents. We will supply witnesses and a notary. Mr. Tuohy will meet with you for two hours on your signing date, and you have unlimited access to our law firm during and after the process.


Contact Tuohy Law Offices to start that process and receive a 1/3 discount on your fees. 

Yes! Your Living Trust, includes a Last Will and Testament, Health Care and Financial Power of Attorney documents, and Guardianship provisions if you have minor children.

Plus, you will receive all the documents you need to fund your Living Trust, and to assist your Successor Trustee. 

All at no additional cost to you! Learn more

Can I update my Living Trust?

Yes!  You can update as many times as you like for free for 6 months. If you choose to remain a member of Illinois Living Trust after 6 months, for only $3 per month, you can update your documents for free for life!

Plus your membership provides you with ongoing resources and member discounts from vendors and $100 yearly gift certificates for your family and friends!

We want to be here for you and take all your worry away for life!

Is my information secure?

We take your privacy and the security of your personal information extremely seriously and protect it with bank-level security.  Learn more

You will have full access to the storage of your legal documents in your private digital vault. Contact us at anytime for access to your documents.

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