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“Our life is so much clearer and secure than it was 5 years ago. We find Edwards Group to be top notch and current when setting up someone’s estate and planning. We feel organized and smart in our choices from their guidance. We wanted to make our passing easier on our son, and now it will be. Thank you for all the knowledge and kindness that Attorney Dave Edwards and all the staff have shown us.”

Carol and Philip McFadden

We understand that feeling unprepared can be scary, and the idea of planning can be daunting, so Edwards Group makes it easy:

We evaluate your family's needs

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We evaluate your family’s needs

We tailor a plan that’s right for you

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We tailor a plan that’s right for you 

You feel secure and well prepared for the future

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You feel secure and well prepared for the future

Hear how we’ve helped our clients:

Dave Edwards took the time to answer all our questions regarding estate planning and helped us to consider aspects of the process which we heretofore hadn't taken into account. His wise consult and advice was excellent! Jennifer Hamann patiently also led us through the financial aspects of funding the living trust and answered all our questions. My wife and I highly recommend the Edwards Group for your estate planning needs!
Steve M.
Steve M.
18:58 13 Jun 22
Very professional, kind, caring and honest #localguides
Pam M.
Pam M.
21:32 21 Jun 21
Who does a top elder law attorney hire for his personal legal issues, well in my case I hired Amanda Lundeen and the Edwards Group. I have been practicing elder and estate law for 35 years, I am the former president and current board member of the Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) and have been recognized as one of the top elder law attorneys in Illinois. While I practice in Cook County, my family is from Springfield. Recently I needed the assistance in regard to an Uncle's probate estate in Springfield, which was further complicated by the need to reopen a 1975 probate matter to correct an error so that complex issues of ownership could be cleared up in regard to the family home in Springfield which has been in the family for over 100 years. My representation was professional, timely, and quickly responsive to all my needs. I could not have asked for a better attorney or law firm. I want to highly recommend Amanda Lundeen and the Edwards Group for help with any elder law and probate issues.
James S.
James S.
12:02 06 Aug 20
it seems that i was trying to leave a review for Zelle Title and somehow i left a review for Edwards group by mistake . Please excuse the one star rating made by me previously ..
FassstBoyz G.
FassstBoyz G.
00:27 16 Oct 19
Nice staff, provided extra service helping my parents when health issues became a priority. Did have some mistakes on paperwork when finalizing signature. But got it fixed asap upon review.
Tom M.
Tom M.
19:50 22 Jun 19
We knew there were things we needed to address in regards to updated wills, Power of Attorney, Living Will, Long-term care plans, etc, but just didn't know where to start. When we saw an ad for a workshop covering these topics at the Edwards Group, we quickly signed up to attend. It was one of the best things we have done. David addressed the issues we had been considering and brought up other topics we had not even thought of but most certainly needed to. His knowledge of elder topics and his ability to explain so easily quickly put us at ease. We knew we had come to the right place.We made an appointment to discuss our specific needs. He listened, made recommendations, and helped us understand the best things to do for our situation. He drew up the necessary documents, walked us through each of those, and helped us get everything in order. We feel so relieved to know this has been done.We would encourage anyone with questions to attend one of the workshops that Edwards Group offers and give David the opportunity to help you as he did us.Jim and Kathy Knetzer
K K
K K
18:41 13 Jun 18
We had a simple will that was old and knew it was time to do something that would protect our wishes and our children. We went to the Wills and Trusts Workshop and knew what we currently had was insufficient and that we were at the right place to get it done.After our initial meeting with David, we began to understand the depth of what David and his staff were going to be able to do for us. He did not tell us what to do, but asked questions and listened to our answers and then proposed solutions to take care of things as we wished. He is patient, thoughtful and understanding.Now our trusts are in place and our desires for health care in our last days are spelled out in very precise terms.One of the greatest gifts he gave us was the idea of a disability panel of family, friends and clergy who will decide if it is time to stop driving, to give up the checkbook and move out of the house. This takes a lot of pressure and blame off the ‘well’ spouse.We would encourage everyone to go to one of the free workshops David offers, and you will know if the Edwards Group is right for you.Glen and Carol VanderKloot
Glen V.
Glen V.
04:34 16 May 18
Great group, great services! Check them out for Estate services and Family Financial Planning.
Aaron S.
Aaron S.
17:57 13 May 18
We floated along through life like most people. We took care of the things right in front of us but always had that nagging thought that "someday" we really ought to do some 'what if' planning. We really ought to get those POA's in place. We really ought to organize & document all of our accounts. We really should do some financial planning around trusts & estates. But we had jobs to take care of and kids to get through college.Then we lost 3 parents in 18 months. It was blindingly obvious what a mess that could have been if our parents had not thought about this in advance. That motivated us.David & the team at Edwards Group walked us through a planning & documentation process that put things in order. It's reassuring to know that we have that. Even better to know that there is someone who knows our situation if we have a question. And the team at Edwards is tracking changes to medical & financial law so we can update our plans appropriately each year.Great people, solid advice, and a comprehensive approach.
Brent C.
Brent C.
21:21 19 Feb 18
The attorneys at Edwards Group are very knowledgeable and offer many beneficial services.
Dianne P.
Dianne P.
03:22 28 Jul 17
I have had two excellent experiences with estate planning with the Edwards Group. We were drawn to Edwards Group to manage some elder issues with my Mother...
Jan L.
Jan L.
07:52 02 Oct 12
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