I am the founder of Alan R. Press, Attorney At Law, P.C., established in 1994. I... more
I am the founder of Alan R. Press, Attorney At Law, P.C., established in 1994. I graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. where I received my B.S.B.A. While at Georgetown, I served as an intern for United States Senator Bill Bradley. In addition to being a lawyer, I am a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Prior to my law practice, I began my career at Ernst & Young, one of the ... view profile
I am passionate about helping families solve the problems that keep them up at night.... more
I am passionate about helping families solve the problems that keep them up at night. I have a wonderful wife Katie, three adult children, three beautiful grandchildren and one more on the way. I live in Riverwoods with Katie and our dog Buster who we rescued from the Anti Cruelty Society in 2007. I love studying history and World War 2 is a huge part of my life. I have visited Normandy ... view profile
I am an attorney focusing on family law, estate planning and tax preparation. My... more
I am an attorney focusing on family law, estate planning and tax preparation. My practice areas include the following: 1. Estate Planning I prepare living trusts, living wills, pour-over wills, last wills, health care powers of attorney, property powers of attorney, HIPAA authorizations, grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs), irrevocable trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILITs)... 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.