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  1. Illinois Probate Attorney Matthew Thomas Caruso

    Matthew Caruso Pro

    Over 40 Years Of Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, Will & Elder Law Experience! 630-984-7694
    Licensed for 27 years - $250-$325/hour
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    10.0

    630-510-1800
  2. Illinois Probate Attorney Diana Law

    Diana Law

    I have been very fortunate to work with some of the finest estate planners and litigators in northern Illinois. I have experience in the difficult emotional environment that often... more
    Licensed for 11 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
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    10.0

  3. Illinois Probate Attorney Katherine E. Britton

    Katherine Britton

    Illinois Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 7 years
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    AVVO
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    10.0

  4. Illinois Probate Attorney Gary Roger Waitzman

    Gary Waitzman Pro

    I am passionate about helping families solve the problems that keep them up at night. I have a wonderful wife Katie, three adult children, three beautiful grandchildren and one more on... more
    Licensed for 35 years
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    9.0

    847-719-1300
  5. Illinois Probate Attorney Kevin Kane

    Kevin Kane Pro

    I want to assist families as they go through a transition, in a way that is fair to all. Partner 1985 2001 -- Brigham & Kane, Waukegan, IllinoisGeneral practice of law concentrating in... more
    Licensed for 37 years - 60 Min Free Consultation
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    9.9

    847-662-0280
  6. Illinois Probate Attorney Dawn Weekly

    Dawn Weekly

    I opened my law firm at the beginning of 2009. I focus my practice on elder law, specifically Life Care Planning, which is a more holistic approach to traditional elder law. I have an... more
    Licensed for 11 years
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    8.9

  7. Illinois Probate Attorney Lisa Kaye Deselms Dent

    Lisa Dent

    I am blessed to be able to practice law in an area I love, serving clients I love, while enjoying a balance between my professional and personal lives. It helps that my wonderful... more
    Licensed for 17 years - $250/hour
    AVVO
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    10.0

  8. Illinois Probate Attorney Deborah Browne Cole

    Deborah Cole Pro

    Personalized, Quality Estate Planning & Probate Services With Compassion
    Licensed for 19 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.5

    312-786-2250
  9. Illinois Probate Attorney James L. Ryan

    James Ryan

    I joined Roberts & Caruso as an associate in 2006. I focus primarily on construction and mechanic’s lien law, business litigation, and contested probate. I frequently write articles on... more
    Licensed for 9 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
    AVVO
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    8.5

  10. Illinois Probate Attorney Christopher J. Cummings

    Christopher Cummings

    Client Review: Mr. Cummings was very helpful while selling my elderly mother's house. He was professional, infor...
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    Licensed for 31 years - $200-$250/hour
    AVVO
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    8.3

Probate

Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.