Chicago Probate Attorneys — 462 found

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  1. Chicago Probate Attorney David H. Potter

    David Potter

    I am an Assistant State's Attorney in Cook County, Illinois working as a prosecutor. I also maintain a private real estate practice.
    Licensed for 7 years - $150-$250/hour
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.0

  2. Chicago Probate Attorney Michael Allen Lovallo

    Michael Lovallo

    Chicago, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 35 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.3

  3. Chicago Probate Attorney Michael A. Childers

    Michael Childers

    Client Review: Attorney Childers has handled many of my family's legal issues. Hes is always professional and q...
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    Licensed for 26 years - $250-$350/hour
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.8

  4. Chicago Probate Attorney Kelly Lynne Petersen

    Kelly Petersen

    Kelly L. Petersen is a licensed attorney specializing in the areas of divorce, post-decree issues, child and spousal support, custody, paternity, visitation, pre-marital agreements,... more
    Licensed for 3 years - 60 Min Free Consultation
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.6

  5. Chicago Probate Attorney Paul Stephen Franciszkowicz

    Paul Franciszkowicz

    Chicago, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 21 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.5

  6. Chicago Probate Attorney Meika Beth Mersman

    Meika Mersman

    I have practiced in estate planning, probate, and estate and trust litigation since graduating from law school in 2004. After working at Urban Burt, Ltd., in Oak Forest, IL, I joined... more
    Licensed for 11 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.6

  7. Chicago Probate Attorney Susan G. Berman

    Susan Berman

    Chicago, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 9 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.0

  8. Chicago Probate Attorney Kenneth F. Lorch

    Kenneth Lorch

    Chicago, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 39 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.1

  9. Chicago Probate Attorney Helen Mesoloras

    Helen Mesoloras

    "I find practicing in the area of elder law and working closely with families truly rewarding. It is an area of the law that is relatable and has or will affect all of us at some point... more
    Licensed for 11 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.3

  10. Chicago Probate Attorney Jack Ronald Hlustik

    Jack Hlustik

    Chicago, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 51 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.2

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.