Beavers, Graham & Calvert - Christian County Attorneys

Beavers, Graham & Calvert
221 West Main Cross Street
P.O. Box 320
Taylorville, IL 62568

Phone: 217-498-3126
Toll Free: 888-337-0958
Fax: 217-824-3842
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Christian County Estate Planning Lawyers

Illinois Wills and Trusts

Estate planning is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure your family's future. However, the majority of Americans do not have a will or any other estate planning documents. If you die intestate (without a will), the state will divide your assets according to Illinois law and will grant custody of your children to whomever they see fit.

Why leave these decisions up to strangers? The estate planning attorneys at Beavers, Graham & Calvert can help you create an estate plan that will protect your family after you die. We also handle estate administration and probate litigation. No matter the size of your estate, we can assist you with a plan to minimize taxes and distribute your property according to your wishes.

Estate Planning, Probate Administration and Litigation

With experienced lawyers to help you, estate planning does not have to be overwhelming. We will discuss your goals and explain your estate planning options. If you like, we can help you decide which options are right for you and your family. We can then draft:

  • Wills — Name guardians for your children, distribute assets to heirs and specify funeral arrangements.
  • Trusts — Avoid the expense and time of probate by putting assets in a trust. A trust can also provide for you if you are incapacitated or for minor children.
  • Powers of attorney — Set up medical and durable powers of attorney to specify end-of-life wishes and manage your assets if you are incapacitated.

In addition to estate planning, our law firm can handle estate and probate administration. If you are the executor or trustee of an estate, you need an attorney to guide you through the lengthy probate process.

We also provide probate and trust litigation for disputes between heirs, challenges to the estate, trustee misconduct, misappropriation of assets and other issues. Probate litigation is a specialized area of law. Attorney James Beavers has extensive experience and knowledge in litigation, probate and estate planning.

To schedule an appointment, please call our Christian County estate planning attorneys 217-498-3126 or contact us online.


Beavers, Graham & Calvert is located in Christian County and serves clients from Taylorville, Litchfield, Vandalia, Mattoon, Decatur, Pana, Springfield, Carlinville, Hillsboro and Shelbyville, as well as Montgomery County, Shelby County, Fayette County, Macon County, Macoupin County and Sangamon County in central Illinois.