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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 & skills: Probate, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Estate Planning
Review: “I met with at least 6 other lawyers prior to hiring Mr. Pistorio and I know I made the right decision. He is aggressive and determined to get the best settlement for his clients. I will consult with him on any further i...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Banking, Securities & Investment Fraud
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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.