SINCE 2011

About Trust

In 2011, Tara Baker formed Trust to provide new families with a high-quality estate planning alternative to traditional, full-service law firms.

Before starting her family, Tara practiced law as a member of the Estate Planning and Financial Services group at a general practice law firm with over 250 attorneys headquartered in Chicago. As her own family grew, Tara started her own practice to focus on estate planning for new families.



Tara has drafted estate plans for high net worth individuals and families and has represented executors, administrators, trustees, and guardians. She has represented probate estates before the Circuit Courts of Cook County and Lake County, Illinois. Tara’s experience includes:


A graduate of Northwestern University (B.A., History), Tara received her Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law where she served as the Executive Editor, Lead Articles for the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. In 2004, Tara was awarded the Distinguished Services Award by Chicago Volunteer Legal Services for her work with the Cook County Guardianship Office for Minors.

Tara is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois.


How it works

Do I need an estate plan?2022-08-21T14:07:05-05:00

YES! If you have children, life insurance, or care about what may happen to your assets upon your death, estate planning is imperative. Trust customizes each of our plans to meet your family’s specific needs. Read more about the importance of an estate plan.

How much will creating an estate plan cost?2022-08-21T14:07:06-05:00

One of Trust’s goals is to make estate planning more affordable than traditional law firms. Trust charges a flat fee for each custom estate plan so you don’t need to worry if your children interrupt our meeting — we are not charging you by the minute like many law firms. Each of our estate plans is customized for your specific needs and fees are assessed accordingly. For details, please contact us so we can discuss the best plan for your family.

How long will creating an estate plan take?2022-08-21T14:07:06-05:00

If you’re like most people, you’ve been putting this off for a while. Trust wants to make this is as easy as possible for you to complete once you’ve started the process. Turn around time can be as little as a week or two once we’ve received the information we need. And we will walk you through everything!

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Trust’s goal is to make estate planning accessible and easy for families. We can do most of our meetings over the phone (during nap time or after bedtime or on the weekends), we charge a flat fee, and children are always welcome to join us when we meet to finalize your documents.

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