Review: “My brother recommended me to Matthews Firm based on their experience and Knowledge. The case did take a long time (it is the nature of a lawsuit) but every step of the journey was a positive one - you get what you pay for...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Appeals, Litigation
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: Probate, Guardianship, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid & Medicare
Review: “My brother recommended me to Mr. Lind based on reading Carys articles. The case did take a long time (it is the nature of a lawsuit) but every step of the journey was a positive one - you get what you pay for and Mr Linds...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Guardianship, Wills & Living Wills, Trusts
Sam’s experience in a large firm has exposed him to and allowed him to focus on to complex estate and business planning opportunities. Sam’s experience with a small firm taught him how to meet the client’s needs in the most efficient manner possi...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Business, Estate Planning, General Practice
I concentrate in probate, trust administration and corporate law at DKMO, a general practice law firm with 11 attorneys established in downtown Arlington Heights in 1987.
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Corporate & Incorporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Review: “Marty's geniune concern for us, coupled with his legal expertise made this difficult time something we were better prepared to handle. He is truly one-of-a kind, and I couldn't imagine working with anyone else.”
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Guardianship
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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.