Cook County Probate Attorneys — 746 found

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  1. Cook County Probate Attorney Charles Todd Newland

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    Available to meet in our LIBERTYVILLE office for probate & guardianship matters in Lake County
    Licensed for 27 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

    847-797-9300
  2. Cook County Probate Attorney Alan Sohn

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    Alan E. Sohn received his Juris Doctorate from the College of Law of the University of Illinois in 1968 and has been a practicing attorney for more than 41 years. Mr. Sohn has been a... more
    Licensed for 47 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.7

    312-236-7005
  3. Cook County Probate Attorney Barry Benjamin Kreisler

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    Chicago Lawyer/CPA with 40 years Experience in Estate Planning and Administration
    Licensed for 45 years - $95-$325/hour
    AVVO
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    10.0

    773-394-6400
  4. Cook County Probate Attorney Gregg A Garofalo

    Gregg Garofalo

    Gregg focuses his practice in the areas of probate administration and litigation, estate planning and real estate. In addition, Gregg is a guardian ad litem appointed by the Circuit... more
    Licensed for 16 years - $250-$350/hour
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  5. Cook County Probate Attorney Timothy James Ritchey

    Timothy Ritchey

    Timothy J. Ritchey practices in the areas of estate and guardianship administration, probate and trust litigation, real estate litigation, and estate planning. Over 90% of Tim's... more
    Licensed for 10 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  6. Cook County Probate Attorney Janna S. Dutton

    Janna Dutton

    I have been practicing in the area of estate planning, probate, and elder law for more than 35 years and as a result, I have a wealth of experience that allows me to skillfully... more
    Licensed for 36 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.2

  7. Cook County Probate Attorney Monika M Blacha

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    Guardianship, Estate Administration, Will Contests, Trust Contests
    Licensed for 16 years - $225-$300/hour
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    9.8

    630-445-2355
  8. Cook County Probate Attorney Diane Marie Ainsworth

    Diane Ainsworth

    I am an avid Doctor Who fan, so I am giving a shout out to all those who love his many transmutations! I also like to write poetry, so send me some of yours when you get a chance...I... more
    Licensed for 30 years - Retainer (Always)
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.6

  9. Cook County Probate Attorney Lindsey Paige Markus

    Lindsey Markus

    Lindsey Paige Markus assists business owners and families plan their estates, protect assets, transfer wealth, and minimize taxation. Lindsey works closely with clients to formulate... more
    Licensed for 9 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  10. Cook County Probate Attorney Robert John Ross

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    We work to avoid probate but work with clients in probate as needed
    Licensed for 35 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.9

    847-358-5757

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.