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Our office is a down home practice that celebrates providing "Everything a Family Needs." We also sponsor local sports, fundraisers and social activities to show our support for the community we represent. If you need a lawyer that truly underst...
Practice areas: Probate, Guardianship, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Real Estate
Alan graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. where he received his B.S.B.A. While at Georgetown, Alan served as an intern for United States Senator Bill Bradley. Alan received his law degree from Loyola University of Chicago. In ...
Practice areas: Probate, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate
Kelly L. Petersen is a licensed attorney specializing in the areas of divorce, post-decree issues, child and spousal support, custody, paternity, visitation, pre-marital agreements, and domestic violence/ orders of protection in Cook, Kane, McHenr...
Practice areas: Probate, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Estate Planning
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: Probate, Guardianship, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid & Medicare
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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.