Cook County Probate Attorneys — 424 found

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  1. Cook County Probate Attorney Elizabeth Anne Garlovsky

    Elizabeth Garlovsky

    As an attorney on the human side of the law, I strive to provide my clients with an... more
    Licensed for 18 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.5

  2. Cook County Probate Attorney Rollin J. Soskin

    Rollin Soskin

    Northbrook, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 36 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.1

  3. Cook County Probate Attorney David H. Locks

    David Locks

    Chicago, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 43 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.4

  4. Cook County Probate Attorney Jack Joseph

    Jack Joseph

    Chicago, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 63 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.9

  5. Cook County Probate Attorney Cathleen Cossident-Italia

    Cathleen Cossident-Italia

    Client Review: Cathleen is an excellent and experienced attorney, who genuinely cares about her clients. She has...
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    Licensed for 31 years - Retainer (Sometimes)
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

  6. Cook County Probate Attorney Gregg M. Simon

    Gregg Simon

    Chicago, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 27 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.9

  7. Cook County Probate Attorney Paul A. Smolinski

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    Compassionately guiding families through Probate and Guardianship court.
    Licensed for 28 years - $275/hour
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.3

    708-371-9500
  8. Cook County Probate Attorney Robert Jay Brummond

    Robert Brummond

    Chicago, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 33 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.0

  9. Cook County Probate Attorney Robin Drey Maher

    Robin Maher

    Chicago, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 10 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.8

  10. Cook County Probate Attorney Michael Vincent Connolly

    Michael Connolly

    Chicago, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 32 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.7

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.