Peace of Mind
Uncertainty causes stress. We will help bring you peace of mind by listening to your situation, explaining available options, and creating a unique estate plan that meets your needs and expectations.
By taking the time to understand your unique situation, we will help you understand your options, and set and achieve your goals.
Who we are
The Kaman Law Firm, P.C. focuses on helping individuals and families plan for their future by creating individualized estate plans that achieve goals, bring peace of mind and preserve the relationships that are most important. While still healthy, it is important to plan for the unexpected and inevitable. When properly created, a complete estate plan will provide for continuity during incapacity and the seamless transition of property upon death. After the death of a loved one too many people are left to spend the grieving period sorting through insurance policies, deeds, bank accounts and other financial documents. You can create a plan that brings peace to this chaos.
Take a second look at my firm’s logo. The K contains an olive branch. Traditionally, the olive branch stood for the concept of peace. Peace is my goal as an attorney and the owner of this firm.
I help bring my clients peace about one of the most stress-inducing realities of our human experience – the possibility of incapacity and inevitability of death. Most push thought of these realities to the back of mind and never properly plan.
Take a moment to consider what would happen if you were to become incapacitated and unable to communicate or – worse – pass away suddenly. Would your family know how to manage or dispose of your assets? What would happen to your business? The investments you worked so hard to grow? Would anyone know where to look for important information? These are just a few of the important questions to consider. It’s my job to ask these types of questions and form the answers into a plan the brings you peace of mind, preserves the relationships that are most important, and achieves your goals.
Attorney Jonathan B. Kaman started law school with an eye toward opening a law firm to serve individuals, families, and businesses. Jonathan attended Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa to study in its prestigious Neal & Bea Smith Legal Clinic. Upon receiving his Illinois law license, Jonathan worked for a firm that represented lenders in foreclosure proceedings. In June of 2015, Jonathan left that firm to open The Kaman Law Firm, P.C. Jonathan is licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin.
Except for a year skiing the Montana Rockies as an undergrad and three years of law school in Iowa, Jonathan is a lifelong resident of northern Illinois. When he isn’t working, Jonathan can be found sailing on Lake Michigan, skiing, or working with his wife Theresa to restore their 110-year-old home.
University of Illinois – Chicago: Bachelors of Art, Psychology
Drake University Law School: Juris Doctor
Bar Association Memberships
Illinois State Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
WHAT WE DO
AN INHERITANCE SHOULD BE A BLESSING
An inheritance should be a blessing, but without proper planning it can be a burden. Disorganized assets, little or no planning, and inadequate protections can cause a multitude of problems for heirs. Without proper planning an heir that relies on government benefits can lose them. The sudden inheritance of money by someone struggling with mental illness, drug addiction or immaturity could cause him or her to spiral out of control and in a worse position.
It is possible to create an estate plan that blesses and enriches your family. That can help create a fuller life for a disabled child or help someone struggling to give them what they need to survive while in the grips of their struggle, and much more if they turn their life around.
Let your legacy bless those around you.
PROTECT WHAT YOU HAVE WORKED HARD TO BUILD
You have worked hard to build your business and personal wealth. Improper planning can expose you to creditor claims, exorbitant attorneys’ fees, taxes, or court costs. We can help you create an estate plan that makes sure you have complete control over your property and affairs while you are able, and then gives those assets and interests when you want to whom you want in a way that brings you peace of mind, preserves the relationships that are important, and achieves your goals.
We can help you use corporate or limited liability structures to protect assets. Living and irrevocable trusts can assist with creditor protection and tax savings. Trust-based planning can also assist in reducing attorneys’ fees and can make the probate process unnecessary.
Keep your legacy intact by protecting it with a complete estate plan.
PLAN FOR THE UNEXPECTED
An estate plan is more than what happens to your possessions after you pass away. A complete estate plan will assist you and your family should you ever become incapacitated and unable to make decisions or manage your affairs. This could be a temporary incapacity or a permanent condition. It is important to advise your family of your wishes and put a plan in place for the continuity of your financial or business affairs.
A power of attorney names a trusted individual to make health and financial decisions on your behalf if you were no longer able to do so. This is key in making sure bills are paid, obligations are met, or your business continues to operate in your absence. A trust can make sure your assets and interests are protected and used in a manner in which benefits you and your family.
Ensure life continues even if you become incapacitated.
To complement our focus on Estate Planning, The Kaman Law Firm, P.C. also assists clients with Real Estate Transactions and
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