Cook County Probate Attorneys — 367 found

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  1. Cook County Probate Attorney Michael Henry Erde

    Michael Erde

    Chicago, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 44 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.2

  2. Cook County Probate Attorney James Cummings Siebert

    James Siebert Pro

    Arlington Heights, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 32 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

    847-253-7500
  3. Cook County Probate Attorney Mary Dory Cascino

    Mary Cascino

    Chicago, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 20 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  4. Cook County Probate Attorney Joel Armstrong Schoenmeyer

    Joel Schoenmeyer

    Forest Park, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 17 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.8

  5. Cook County Probate Attorney Frank Thomas Carey Jr.

    Frank Carey

    Blue Island, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 41 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  6. Cook County Probate Attorney Gregg A Garofalo

    Gregg Garofalo Pro

    Chicago, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 14 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

    312-753-6000
  7. Cook County Probate Attorney Jay Paul Tarshis

    Jay Tarshis

    Chicago, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 33 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.5

  8. Cook County Probate Attorney Maximillienne Elliott

    Maximillienne Elliott

    Chicago, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 3 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  9. Cook County Probate Attorney Paul A. Smolinski

    Paul Smolinski Pro

    Palos Heights, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 27 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.3

    708-371-9500
  10. Cook County Probate Attorney Roger William Stelk

    Roger Stelk

    Arlington Heights, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 27 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.9

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.