Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Begin Planning for Your Family’s Future with Estate Planning Attorneys

Although no one can tell what the future holds, one fact remains: no one lives forever. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared for what may come. Through estate planning in Peoria IL, you and your loved ones can create a plan for handling a loved one’s wealth, possessions and property after their passing. Furthermore, to ensure your estate is managed to your preferences upon your death, allow Rochford and Associates to handle your estate planning process.

What is Estate Planning?

Broadly, estate planning consists of the documents and plans in place that designate the executors and inheritors of your estate. Through the process, documents are crafted that outline how your estate is handled. Rochford and Associates helps our clients prepare such legal documents necessary for the legal implementation of your estate plan. Ultimately, estate planning aims to ensure your family preserves much of your estate as possible, avoiding probate trial expenses, estate taxes, etc. Some of the primary components of an estate plan include:

  • Simple Wills
  • Joint Wills
  • Living Wills
  • Revocable Trusts
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Health Care Power of Attorney
  • Durable Power of Attorney

How Rochford and Associates Can Assist

Rochford and Associates has assisted hundreds of clients in the Greater Peoria area, looking to implement plans for the future. No matter what part of your estate planning process, our attorneys can help you create a comprehensive, legally viable plan focused on your goals. To this end, Rochford and Associates can provide services for:

  • Asset Protection – Many of the taxes and fees associated with probate can significantly impact what remainder of an estate is left for division among beneficiaries. Rochford and Associates can provide cover from probate costs through trusts and other asset protection strategies.
  • Estate Updates – Estate planning isn’t a one-time process finished upon a will or trust’s establishment. Your family, wealth and assets are continually changing, and planning must reflect such changes. Thankfully, our team can make all necessary changes to ensure your wills and trusts are as accurate and effective as possible.
  • Advisory Services – What must you do for the preparation of your estate? How can you properly implement a loved one’s will or trusts? With help from Rochford and Associates’ attorneys, we can correctly administer your estate according to your or a loved one’s wishes.
Elderly couple discussing Estate Planning with attorney in Peoria IL

Contact Rochford and Associates

Estate planning is a process every family and individual should take part in. Talk with the team at Rochford and Associates today to ensure plans are in place for your and your loved ones’ futures. You can contact us at 309-637-5322 to request a consultation. We are located at 101 SW Adams St, No 700, Peoria, IL 61602.

Trusted in Illinois for Over 35 Years

“The Jim Rochford & Associates law firm was extremely helpful in resolving a very difficult and sensitive situation in a federal lawsuit against a school. Tim Cushing served as the lead attorney, and worked closely with Jim Rochford. Attorney Nick Rochford also provided very valuable counsel. On a personal level, they were responsive and easy to communicate with throughout the entire process. They were also patient, always available to answer questions, and provided objective legal advice that I knew I could trust. Their attention to detail and knowledge of laws are unsurpassed. In addition, the firm has highly professional and helpful support staff, including Deb Rochford and Mary Thomas, and a network of specialized experts that they collaborate with to provide comprehensive legal solutions. After working with this law firm, I strongly recommend them to anyone needing an extremely responsive law firm that will work tirelessly to protect their clients’ interests. They are highly respected in the legal community, and I would trust them with any legal situation – personal or business.”

Appreciative Client

“Could not have asked for a better experience! Both the attorneys and staff were extremely professional in the handling of my case. They represented me on my worker’s compensation case that was from a summer job in another state. They helped me get a great settlement and it did not take very long either. I would highly recommend Jim Rochford as an attorney for anyone. One thing that stood out about him was I truly believe he always had my best interest at heart.”

Allie Caruso

“I am somewhat late in writing this but team Rochford went above and beyond my expectations while assisting me with my fathers estate after his passing. We unfortunately had a squatter in his home during covid which we were able to successfully remove with the assistance of Tim Cushing’s letters and the PCPD. They really made us feel like family and at no point did I ever feel they were seeking to take advantage of the situation for profit. I would gladly give 6 stars!”


“I have dealt with this attorney for years and they always take care of me and my family. I highly recommend this company for all injury cases. They go above and beyond. 5 stars.”

Skytece Armstrong

“Jim, Time and Nick are great at what they do. They work well as a team, using each persons strengths to solve your problems. They represent us in all types of business law matters. Highly recommended!!!”

Joseph Walters

“Tim Cushing is an incredible family law attorney. He has worked effortlessly for my children. Jim Rochford and his lovely wife, Deb, have been supportive and are as invested in my children as I am. Even the paralegal, Mary, puts her heart and soul into everything. I cannot stress to you how amazing this Law Firm has been to my little family. If you are in need of an attorney, don’t hesitate to give them a call. They specialize in many different aspects of the law and will put you with an attorney who is a great fit!”

Kate Elliott

“I highly recommend! Nick and Jim were amazing attorney to work with. They kept an open line of communication and I was involved with the case the whole time. They were always available to answer any questions or when I needed an update on where we were at in the process.”

Chad Baker