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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
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
I concentrate my practice in elder law, with a focus on long term care planning, guardianships, probate and trust administrations, and estate planning. I represent clients in routine guardianship and probate matters, as well as more complex Medica...
Practice areas: Probate, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Elder Law
Maritess expertly structures a wide range of documents ranging from simple, individual wills and trusts, to complex plans involving family limited partnerships, closely-held businesses and special needs trusts. She takes pride in her ways to deal...
Practice areas: Probate, Estate Planning, Business, Elder Law
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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.