We can Assist in Developing a Tailor Made Estate Plan for YOU

While nobody wants to think about death or disability, establishing an estate plan is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones. Robert J. Kolasa, Ltd. can help you devise a specialized plan that will spare your family members the expense, delay and frustrations associated with managing your affairs when you pass away or become disabled. >> More

Estate Planning

Families with significant assets  should consider advanced estate planning strategies in addition to conventional estate tax planning in their living trusts.  Failing to plan may mean that significant family assets will end up with the IRS and state taxing authorities.

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Adv. Estate Planning

When a person living in Illinois passes away with over $100,000 in his or her own name, the decedent’s estate may be required to go through a court ordered settlement process called “probate.” In many cases, proper estate planning utilizing funded Living Trusts will eliminate the need for probate proceedings during a client’s life , or at death. >> More


More and more people are using the legal system to deprive others of their life’s work. Over 19 million new lawsuits are filed in the United States every year, many of which are frivolous or settled for sums greater than the actual liability. Robert J. Kolasa, Ltd. has had substantial experience in assisting clients in asset protection. >> More

Asset Protection

Even if clients have property funded Living Trusts, efficient trust settlement requires a thoughtful process. Too little attention is paid to the human factor in settling trusts. No one is at his or her best when grieving the loss of a loved one. Yet trustees and beneficiaries alike are challenged to make important decisions and to focus on legal details soon after death. Frustrations abound. >> More

Estate & Gift Taxes


​After years of constant changes, the 2011 Tax Act made permanent an estate tax landscape consisting of an inflation-adjusted $5 million estate, gift and GST tax exclusion amount, with a top rate of 40%.  >> More For surviving spouses, it is important not to miss the 9-month deadline to elect the benefits of estate tax portability on the deceased spouse's estate tax return. >> More

Trust Administration

Estate & Gift Taxes

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Lake Forest, IL 60045

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