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Practice areas & skills: Probate, Elder Law, Trusts, Medicaid & Medicare, Estate Planning
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 & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Real Estate, Mediation
Elizabeth Fink focuses her career on the practice of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Guardianships, and Medicaid Planning. She has been practicing law in Chicago, IL since 2009 and has represented clients throughout ...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Medicaid & Medicare, Guardianship, Elder Law
Review: “David Inlander has represented me for the past four years in ongoing issues arising from a contentious divorce . I only wish he had been my lawyer in its early stages. I realized immediately that David is both a great...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Family, Litigation, General Practice
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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.