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Phelan, Nolan & Associates has been serving Joliet and surrounding communities since 1978. Our attorneys have more than 80 years of combined experience in real estate, business law, estate planning, and probate law. We are honest, hard-wor...
Practice areas: Probate, Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning, Commercial
My practice focuses on serving families with compassion, understanding and practical advice. Whether it be arranging a guardianship for a disabled family member, litigating a child custody or support matter, mediating a divorce, completing a relat...
Practice areas: Probate, Family, Adoption, 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.