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Practice areas: Probate, Elder Law, Trusts, Medicaid & Medicare, Estate Planning
Lindsey Paige Markus assists business owners and families plan their estates, protect assets, transfer wealth, and minimize taxation. Lindsey works closely with clients to formulate succession plans, advise on business formation, wealth preservat...
Practice areas: Probate, Estate Planning, Corporate & Incorporation, Trusts
Ben Alexander Neiburger is one of a select few Elder Law attorneys in Illinois who also hold a State of Illinois Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certificate. This makes Ben uniquely qualified to understand and counsel others on legal issues as t...
Practice areas: Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Guardianship, Employee Benefits
Deborah B. Cole is a partner and member of the firm’s Estate Planning Group. Deborah has built her practice based upon her belief that professionally done estate planning is essential for every adult American. Although some estate planners focus o...
Practice areas: Probate, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Real Estate, Mediation
Guardianship, Estate Administration, Will Contests, Trust Contests
Practice areas: Probate, Divorce & Separation, Family
In addition to legal activities and serving the community, Max also enjoys cycling, jogging, and being with her own "nontraditional" family.
Practice areas: Probate, Estate Planning, Corporate & Incorporation
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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.