At the law firm of Schnell & Hancock, P.C., our Davenport and Rock Island lawyers are committed to offering the highest level of legal representation and personal service to our clients. Our decades of combined experience in estate planning, elder law, business law and nonprofit law allow us to provide our clients with highly effective solutions to the most complex situations.
Many of our clients come to us through referrals from other advisers and professionals who seek estate planning, elder law and business law representation they can trust.
Comprehensive Estate Planning Designed to Protect Your Family's Future
Preparing an effective and comprehensive estate plan can help you and your heirs. An estate plan may include legal instruments such as a last will and testament, and durable powers of attorney to address financial and medical decisions. Trusts are also a large part of many estate plans. These offer a wide range of benefits, including ease of administration, privacy and the ability to avoid probate. We can help determine how you and your loved ones can benefit from the establishment of a well-drafted estate plan.
We also assist with the administration of estates and trusts following the death of a loved one. We are able to handle all aspects of the process, from identifying and valuing assets, to filing the required tax returns. We also offer our skilled guidance to those facing the court-supervised process of probate.
Handling Challenging Legal Issues Faced by Seniors
Helping a senior loved one with elder law issues can be a challenge. Nursing home costs and qualifying for nursing home aid can be intimidating without proper guidance. Having experienced legal counsel as you work through these issues can help you avoid unnecessary stress and conflict.
Legal Representation for Businesses, From Formation and Beyond
Businesses need to be able to make informed choices and take appropriate actions when necessary. Having experienced legal counsel allows you to move forward with the confidence that you are furthering your business goals. From the initial formation, to the development and negotiation of enforceable contracts, to the sale or transfer to the next generation, we can provide the counsel you need for your business.
Legal Services Designed to Meet the Needs of Nonprofit Organizations
We help organizations obtain nonprofit and tax-exempt status with the state and the IRS, as well as offer advice to established organizations. Our guidance can help organizations avoid costly mistakes, which may threaten their nonprofit or tax-exempt status.
For Help Establishing Estate Plans, Trusts and Other Legal Matters, Contact Our Lawyers
Difficult legal situations such as elder law, estate planning and probate, and corporate and nonprofit law call for experienced counsel to ensure that all goals are achieved. Our attorneys can help you resolve a wide range of issues. To schedule an initial consultation, call 563-359-7112 or contact us online. From our Scott County offices, we provide legal representation throughout eastern Iowa and western Illinois.