Cook County Probate Attorneys — 424 found

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  1. Cook County Probate Attorney Donna L Otis

    Donna Otis

    The Principal of Otis Law Group, Ltd., Donna L. Otis (fka Donna L. Moore), is... more
    Licensed for 10 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.9

  2. Cook County Probate Attorney Robert John Ross

    Robert Ross Pro

    We work to avoid probate but work with clients in probate as needed
    Licensed for 34 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.9

    847-358-5757
  3. Cook County Probate Attorney Barry Benjamin Kreisler

    Barry Kreisler Pro

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

    10.0

    773-394-6400
  4. Cook County Probate Attorney David W. Inlander

    David Inlander

    Client Review: David Inlander has represented me for the past four years in ongoing issues arising from a conte...
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    Licensed for 39 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  5. Cook County Probate Attorney Gregg A Garofalo

    Gregg Garofalo

    Gregg focuses his practice in the areas of probate administration and litigation,... more
    Licensed for 15 years - $250-$350/hour
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  6. Cook County Probate Attorney Barbara E. Lusky

    Barbara Lusky Pro

    30+ years of competent and compassionate representation in divorce, family law, estate planning.
    Licensed for 32 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.2

    847-676-2575
  7. Cook County Probate Attorney Mary Dory Cascino

    Mary Cascino

    We, at Strauss & Malk, LLP, strive to be a premier multi-disciplinary law firm. I am... more
    Licensed for 21 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  8. Cook County Probate Attorney Lindsey Paige Markus

    Lindsey Markus

    Lindsey Paige Markus assists business owners and families plan their estates,... more
    Licensed for 8 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  9. Cook County Probate Attorney Roger William Stelk

    Roger Stelk

    Football and baseball coach in spare time.
    Licensed for 28 years - $250-$350/hour
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.5

  10. Cook County Probate Attorney Charles Todd Newland

    Charles Newland Pro

    Available to meet in our LIBERTYVILLE office for probate & guardianship matters in Lake County
    Licensed for 26 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

    847-797-9300

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.