We help clients navigate the sometimes confusing world of estate planning, helping... more
We help clients navigate the sometimes confusing world of estate planning, helping them avoid paying unnecessary taxes so that more assets pass efficiently to enrich the lives of their loved ones or supporting their favorite causes. We design our plans to be enforceable and clear, with a goal of minimizing one’s heirs from fighting over our client’s legacies. We also support a number of bu... view profile
I help families of all sizes protect what is most important to them—the Family. 630-... more
I help families of all sizes protect what is most important to them—the Family. 630-568-3480 My practice has a special focus on income tax planning, estate succession planning, business exit planning, and asset protection. My work revolves around a lifelong passion that is about helping people and what is most important to families. I'm fortunate to have the pleasure to work with ... view profile
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.