Evanston Probate Attorneys — 57 found

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  1. Evanston 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

  2. Evanston Probate Attorney Samuel Weiler Witwer Jr.

    Samuel Witwer

    Evanston, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 48 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.3

  3. Evanston Probate Attorney John Mckenzie Donohue

    John Donohue

    Evanston, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 42 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  4. Evanston 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

  5. Evanston 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

  6. Evanston Probate Attorney Anthony Byron Lamberis

    Anthony Lamberis

    Evanston, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 45 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  7. Evanston Probate Attorney Carolyn Sue Cook Coukos

    Carolyn Coukos

    I have practiced trust and estate law for over 30 years. I provide my clients with a wide range of trust and estate legal services, from the preparation of simple wills and trusts to... more
    Licensed for 39 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.9

  8. Evanston Probate Attorney Katherine S. O'Malley

    Katherine O'Malley

    Evanston, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 25 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

  9. Evanston Probate Attorney Katherine Schaefer O'Malley

    Katherine O'Malley

    Evanston, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 26 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  10. Evanston Probate Attorney Richard Banta Fitzgerald

    Richard Fitzgerald

    Evanston, IL Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 55 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

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.