Licensed in Illinois since, 1991, I believe in providing personalized and responsive... more
Licensed in Illinois since, 1991, I believe in providing personalized and responsive services to all of my clients. Without minimizing your concerns, I will provide you with all available options for resolving your problem and will tailor an approach that fits within your budget and expectations. An experienced litigator, I am not afraid to utlize the court system to resolve any issue, but am a... view profile
"Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the... more
"Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser - in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough." Abraham Lincoln in 1850.
Nancy Spain practices in the areas of guradianship, probate and special needs... more
Nancy Spain practices in the areas of guradianship, probate and special needs planning. Prior to moving to Chicago in 1981, Ms. Spain was engaged in private law practice in Cleveland, Ohio. Since relocating here, Ms. Spain worked in the trust department of the former Lake Shore Bank before practicing with the firm. She is a graduate of Connecticut College and of Case Western Reserve Universit... view profile
Peter S. Coorlas concentrates in probate litigation. Peter was an Assistant State's... more
Peter S. Coorlas concentrates in probate litigation. Peter was an Assistant State's Attorney for Cook County, Illinois, for 30 years, serving in the Special Litigation and Municipal Litigation Sections of the Civil Actions Bureau. Although Peter served in various areas while at the State's Attorneys Office, he has primarily represented the interests of Cook County in probate matters where... view profile
When a person is too young to make decisions or is incapacitated and can no longer care for their own interests, guardian law allows the court to appoint someone to make legal and welfare decisions for them. A legal guardian may be appointed as a limited decision-maker or an all-purpose decision-maker. For example, children whose parents are divorcing often have limited legal guardians help decide custody issues. Nursing home residents may need a general legal guardian to make all their welfare decisions for them. Guardianship lawyers advise you about the appropriate legal guardianship for your particular circumstances. They also help with guardianship forms and other legal paperwork, and represent the guardian once one is appointed.