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Scott A. Berndtson Scott graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT Chicago-Kent) in 1987 receiving the Bar and Gavel Award for outstanding service to the college, community and the profession of law. His ...
Practice areas & skills: Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Business, Divorce & Separation
My Skokie, IL law practice concentrates in elder law and estate planning, and long-term care planning. My focus is to help families protect their life savings from the astronomic cost of nursing home care, and to protect their legacy for future g...
Practice areas & skills: Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business, Real Estate
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 navigate through a diverse assortment of legal matters. I am certified...
Practice areas & skills: Estate Planning, Guardianship, Elder Law, Probate, Medicaid & Medicare
Review: “I worked with Carol on trust documents for my mom when my dad passed away and I had to go through the nightmare of probate, and vowed "never again" on going through probate. She was excellent -- really knew her...
Practice areas & skills: Estate Planning, Divorce & Separation, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Child Support, Child Custody
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"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.