Davenport Attorneys for Estate Planning, Administration and Probate

At Schnell & Hancock, P.C., our Davenport and Rock Island lawyers understand our clients' need for skilled and experienced representation on estate-related issues. Preparing your estate or dealing with the estate of a loved one can be a complex task that needs to be done right and in a timely manner. By choosing an experienced firm, you are doing all you can to ease the burden on your loved ones. With more than 40 years of combined experience, we can provide you with peace of mind and an estate plan that is tailored to you.

Skilled Guidance for All Estate Planning Issues

In addition to a variety of trust options, we offer our clients skilled guidance on all issues related to estate planning, including:

Wills Taking the time to craft an effective estate plan, including a will or other instruments, can provide peace of mind for you and your family.

Guardianships If you have a minor child or a loved one who is disabled or incapacitated, a guardianship can provide you or someone you trust with the legal authority to make decisions for that person to ensure his or her best interests are protected.

Advance directives/living wills As life-saving and life-prolonging technologies become more effective, many people want to ensure that they have a voice in their own end-of-life health care decisions. Advance directives, also known as living wills, allow a person to spell out in clear terms his or her wishes regarding end-of-life decisions.

Financial or property powers of attorney One major risk our older loved ones face is diminished capacity impacting their abilities to make sound financial decisions. A financial power of attorney allows you to choose ahead of time who you would want to make financial choices for you should you become incapacitated.

Health care powers of attorney As we age or confront a debilitating disease, the ability to make sound decisions regarding medical care can be beyond a person's comprehension. A health care power of attorney allows you to choose an agent that is actively involved with health care decisions, which may include end-of-life decisions.

Probate We assist executors and administrators with the probate of estates in Iowa and Illinois. Efficient and skilled legal representation in probate will ease the burden of your family and loved ones.

LGBT Estate Planning

Estate planning law for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual individuals, couples, and families is rapidly evolving. Our firm works to stay on the cutting edge of all developments in the law, and LGBT estate planning and administration is no exception. We are committed to providing all of our clients with the highest levels of service and representation.

Contact Our Lawyers for Help With Planning for Your Family's Future

When you are beginning your planning or facing the administration of an estate or the probate process, having experienced counsel can be invaluable. Turn to the attorneys of Schnell & Hancock, P.C. 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.