Bloomington, Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers

Streator, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 672-2472 123 S Monroe St
Streator, IL 61364
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Peoria, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(309) 673-1805 6809 N Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61614
Estate Planning
Champaign, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(217) 356-7266 206 N Randolph St
Champaign, IL 61820
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Champaign, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(217) 531-1120 1 E Main St
Champaign, IL 61820
Estate Planning and Real Estate
The University of Texas School of Law
Pontiac, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 844-7128 103 N Main St
Pontiac, IL 61764
Estate Planning
Lincoln, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(217) 735-1234 306 Clinton St
Lincoln, IL 62656
Estate Planning, Collections and Real Estate
Peoria, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(309) 637-5282 415 Hamilton Blvd
Peoria, IL 61602
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Peoria, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(888) 357-4339 333 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Estate Planning, Criminal and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Lincoln, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(217) 735-4311 529 Pulaski St
Lincoln, IL 62656
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Peoria, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(309) 691-7263 9121 N Industrial Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
Estate Planning, Insurance Defense, Real Estate and Workers' Comp
Monticello, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
316 S Charter St
PO Box 80
Monticello, IL 61856
Estate Planning, Administrative and Real Estate
Champaign, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(217) 356-7233 215 N Neil St
Champaign, IL 61820
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Lincoln, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
207 S McLean St
Lincoln, IL 62656
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Real Estate
Champaign, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(217) 352-4167 1 E Main St
Champaign, IL 61820
Estate Planning
Mazyar M. Hedayat Esq.
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Romeoville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(630) 378-2200 1211 W Lakeview Ct
Romeoville, IL 60446
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Construction, Probate and Real Estate
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, DePaul University and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Mazyar M. Hedayat is the principal of M. Hedayat & Associates, PC, a law firm that has represented Clients for nearly 25 years in the areas of business law and litigation, bankruptcy law and litigation, real property transactions and litigation, construction law and mechanics liens, corporate law, and more. After attending the University of Chicago and University of Michigan, Mr. Hedayat received his MBA from the U.M. Ross School of Business, and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. Mr. Hedayat is a title insurance agent and operated a full-service title company for 6 years....
Jonathan G. Anderson
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(708) 226-9904 15255 S. 94th Ave
Suite 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
Free ConsultationOrland Park, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Jonathan Anderson is the principal attorney and founder of Anderson & Associates, P.C.

Jon guided the growth of this family law firm from a one-attorney law practice in Schaumburg, Illinois to an eleven-attorney law firm with Cook County offices in Schaumburg, Chicago, Northbrook, and Orland Park, Illinois and a DuPage County office in Wheaton, Illinois.

For over 25 years, Jon has achieved optimum results for his clients in divorce and other family law litigation involving issues that include family-owned businesses, pre-marital (pre-nuptial) agreements, post-marital (post-nuptial) agreements, marital property and non-marital property distribution, maintenance (alimony), custody, visitation and the removal of...
Barbara Morton
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Joliet, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(815) 666-1285 58 N. Chicago Street
Suite 405
Joliet, IL 60432
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan
Barbara Morton graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication in 1992. Ms. Morton followed her BA with an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Regis University in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1996. Ms. Morton received her law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 1998. She has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since May 1999. Her practice emphasis is in Family law issues, Real Estate, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Traffic and Personal Injury. She has represented clients in litigation matters before Federal and State Courts, arbitration and...
Dion U. Davi
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Joliet, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(815) 582-4901 58 N. Chicago Street
Suite 102
Joliet, IL 60432
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Attorney Dion U. Davi has extensive experience in family, real estate and estate planning throughout Illinois. DuPage family law attorney Dion U. Davi is a skilled negotiator who seeks to resolve legal disputes with a favorable settlement whenever possible. When needed, however, he has the skills and experience to effectively and zealously advocate for his clients in court.
Sarah A Nolan
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Orland Park, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(708) 226-9904 15255 S. 94th Ave
Suite 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Family
DePaul College of Law
Sarah A. Nolan joined Anderson & Associates, P.C. in 2010 when was hired on as an associate attorney and now a partner of the firm. Sarah works primarily out of the firms Orland Park & Schaumburg offices, where she practices a variety of areas of law, including Family Law, Divorce, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Creditor Negotiations, and Litigation. Ms. Nolan handles cases in Cook County and the surrounding collar counties. Ms. Nolan received her Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, from the Loyola University of Chicago in 2005. In 2009, Ms. Nolan earned her Juris Doctorate from DePaul University -...
Robert J Boszko
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Orland Park, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(630) 653-9400 15255 S. 94th Ave
Suite 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Robert J. Boszko (“Bob”) began his career at Anderson & Associates, P.C. in 2002 as a law clerk and was hired as an associate attorney in 2004, he is now a Partner with the firm and primarily practices out of the firm's Schaumburg (Cook County) office where his practice is focused on complex financial divorce and custody disputes. Bob’s comprehensive understanding of various areas of law including, Tax Law, Business Transactions and Planning, Real Estate Transactions, and Estate Planning and Administration, provide him the foundation and creativity to resolve complicated divorce and child custody disputes. Bob utilizes compassion and...
Trent West
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(217) 563-7777 320 W. Central St.
PO Box 36
Nokomis, IL 62075
Nokomis, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Traffic Tickets
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Our firm is rooted in Montgomery County with two offices to better serve the area. I handle many cases in the surrounding counties (Macoupin, Bond, Fayette, Christian, and Shelby County) as well. We have experience handling many areas of law, including personal injury (car wrecks/dog bites/slip or trip & falls/wrongful deaths/malpractice), traffic/DUI/criminal defense cases, bankruptcy, family law (custody/child support/adoption/divorce), estate planning (wills/POAs/trusts), and estate administration (non-probate and probate), and general civil practice.

I grew up Nokomis (Montgomery County), where my parents still reside. My degrees are from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Thomas M. Cooley Law School....
Masah S SamForay
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Joliet, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(312) 702-1293 9 E. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60432
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington
Masah S. SamForay, has earned national recognition as a force for her clients. Beyond being recognized as a Top 100 Lawyer, Masah SamForay knows the concerns of clients, intimately. She is a divorcee and working mother who understands what it means to fight for her family during a difficult divorce.

Atty. SamForay is a Co-Founder and Past-President of the Black Bar Association of Will County. She is a member of the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. and served on the 2017-2018 Board and as the Co-Chair of the Small and Solo Firm Committee from 2013-2016. She is a...
Christopher Maurer
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Orland Park, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(708) 226-9904 15255 S. 94th Ave
Suite 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Christopher J. Maurer is a licensed Illinois attorney and a Partner at Anderson & Associates, P.C.
Christopher has over two decades of experience. He practices primarily from the firm's Wheaton office and handles cases in DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County, and the other collar counties. He has focused his practice in the area of family law, including divorce issues (contested and uncontested divorces, high-stakes litigation, complex financial and business divorces), adoptions and paternity cases, preparation of prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements, custody disputes, establishing visitation schedules, child support calculation and alimony/maintenance determination, grandparent rights, disputes regarding removing children from...
Patricia Gruber
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Plainfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(815) 436-1996 8380 Old Ridge Rd
Plainfield, IL 60544
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Wisconsin Law School
Christopher Everett Sherer
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Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(217) 525-1571 One West Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 600 ~ Myers Building
Springfield, IL 62701
Estate Planning, Administrative, Appeals and Family
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Matthew M. Williams
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Aurora, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(630) 409-8184 1444 North Farnsworth Ave., Suite 307
Aurora, IL 60505
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Northern Illinois University
My law firm represents people in DuPage, Kendall and Kane Counties. For nearly a decade, I have focused entirely on divorce, paternity (parentage), establishment and modification of support, parental rights, enforcement of divorce decrees and other family law related matters. I have litigated numerous divorce and parentage matters and know how to litigate yours. More importantly than that, I focus on keeping your case out of the courthouse as much as possible. That helps keep costs down and can actually expedite many cases.

I have an undergraduate degree in psychology with 5 years' experience working with abused children and adolescents with...
John J. Lynch
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Lockport, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(630) 960-4700 By Appointment Only
Lockport, IL 60441
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Probate
Nova Southeastern University
John Lynch became interested in debt relief and bankruptcy before he went to Law School. John was employed at Eastern Airlines in Miami, Florida, which at that time was the second largest airline in the US. Eastern Airlines filed for bankruptcy in 1990 and by 1991 it had closed its doors. John knew so many people that could not find work, had cars repossessed and faced mounting debt. Then, in 1992 Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida and Pan Am airlines also closed its doors. By that time John was a Paralegal and owner of a Title Company. He worked as...
Dennise McCann
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Orland Park, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(708) 226-9904 15255 S. 94th Ave
Suite 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Dennise L. McCann is a Partner Anderson & Associates, P.C. who focuses on complex family law, bankruptcy and probate matters. She has been the managing attorney of the firm's Wheaton office since 2007. Dennise has been a certified mediator and guardian ad litem since 2010. She was nominated for an Inspirational Woman Award in 2012. She served as a career law clerk to the Honorable Susan Pierson Sonderby from 1988 to 1992 and was responsible for reviewing her daily motion call, researching legal issues, drafting opinions and writing speech materials for continuing legal education programs. She graduated from The John...
Kyle D. Sellett
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Orland Park, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(708) 226-9904 15255 West 94th Avenue
Suite 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Kyle D. Sellett is based out of the firm’s Schaumburg office, where he practices in a variety of areas of law, including: Divorce, Family Law, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Creditor Negotiations. He handles cases in Cook County and the surrounding collar counties.

Mr. Sellett’s legal career began as a Creditor’s Rights attorney and eventually acting as a Supervisor at his previous law firm. During his time practicing in Collection Law, he routinely handled trials, hearings, and other contested matters. His experience in this field makes him an ideal option to handle any case where there are delinquent debts involved. Additionally, he...
Jared Giuffre
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Carlinville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(217) 854-4761 5 Hoch St.,
Carlinville, IL 62294
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jared possesses a varied background from family and divorce law to criminal law.
Matthew K Dorich
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Orland Park, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(708) 226-9904 15255 S. 94th Ave., Ste. 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Matthew Dorich is based out of our Orland Park office, where he practices a variety of areas of law including: Family Law, Divorce, Estate Planning, Creditor Negotiations, and Evictions. He handles cases throughout Cook County and other collar counties.

Mr. Dorich began his career in 2014 at a Chicago-based firm focusing on real estate, mortgage foreclosure defense, and civil litigation. He remained with this office for two years, raising to the position of Senior Associate, before accepting a position at a new firm focusing on Debtor’s Rights. During his time practicing law, Mr. Dorich has routinely handled bench trials, motion hearings,...
Rhonda K Jenkins
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Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(217) 544-2500 421 South Grand Ave West
Quantum Centre, Suite 1A
Springfield, IL 62704
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Experienced trial lawyer. Practicing in Sangamon County and Central Illinois.
Monica Patankar
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Aurora, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(630) 820-8877 1700 North Farnsworth Avenue
Suite 28
Aurora, IL 60505
Estate Planning, Family, Real Estate and Tax
University of Notre Dame
Monica P. Patankar is a partner with the law firm of Piccony & Patankar, P.C. Monica takes a compassionate approach to helping clients solve their legal issues. She listens to each story carefully and understands that no two issues are alike. Monica's legal training and experience have prepared her to handle your legal needs.

Monica gained her legal knowledge at University of Notre Dame Law School in Notre Dame, Indiana. Upon graduation, Monica worked for a large law firm, Chapman and Cutler LLP in Chicago, Illinois. At Chapman, Monica worked with large municipalities and other governmental entities to raise capital for...
Mr. Jacob J. Frost
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Spring Valley, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(815) 323-4851 102 E. Saint Paul Street
Spring Valley, IL 61362
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Education
University of Illinois College of Law
Jacob J. Frost practices in the areas of estate/trust administration, residential and commercial real estate purchases and sales, business organizations, governmental law, and wills and trusts. Attorney Frost has served and represented clients in the Illinois Valley area for several years. Frost earned his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law, with high honors in Legal Research and Writing. He received his Associate of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Illinois Valley Community College and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was admitted to both Phi Beta Kappa...
Kevin Linder
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Springfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(217) 793-6477 625 S 2nd St
Springfield, IL 62704
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Family and Social Security Disability
Aggressive statewide Illinois firm in the areas of Social Security Disability law and ERISA disability benefits. We do practice bankruptcy and Family law in our Central Illinois office, however, we handle Social Security cases state wide and out of our soon to be opened Wheaton office. Our firm is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Disability Claimants and Representatives and listed in the Chicago Bar Association Social Security Panel for referral attorneys. We provide extra-ordinary service as we have several former DDS examiners who develop our cases in preparation for hearings - we have over 110+...
Brian D. Pondenis
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Charleston, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(217) 345-3929 604 Jackson Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Family and Probate
University of Illinois College of Law
Brian is proud to continue the tradition of personal services performed by Brainard Law Offices LLC, the oldest law firm in Charleston. We have the advantage of years of experience, both from debtor, creditor, and trustee perspectives, which enables our firm to provide superior bankruptcy services for our clients. We believe each client deserves individual attention.
Robert Varak
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Naperville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
4824 Snapjack Circle
Naperville, IL 60564
Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School
If you are looking for assistance creating a will or living trust, or updating an existing estate plan, please contact the Law Offices of Robert J. Varak to start the process. Your convenience and satisfaction are the most important things to me. I will be happy to come to your home during the day or in the evening to make things easier for you, and I am always available directly to answer your questions. I will give you candid, up-front advice about your options, the costs, and what to expect from the experience of making an estate plan....
Judy A. Goldstein
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Mokena, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(708) 479-0800 19235 Wolf Rd
Mokena, IL 60448
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Elder
DePaul College of Law, University of Illinois College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
Jennifer K. Kearney
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Lockport, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(815) 838-1000 200 W. 11th Street
Suite 2SW
Lockport, IL 60441
Estate Planning, DUI, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Trisha M. Rachoy
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Frankfort, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(815) 534-2003 21200 S. LaGrange Rd
Ste 146
Frankfort, IL 60423
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Trisha focuses her private practice on individual and small business transactional and compliance matters. She handles all areas of real estate law, estate planning and probate matters, and business transactions and compliance. She believes in actively listening and communicating with her clients in order to help them accomplish their goals. Before starting her own practice, Trisha worked in both a large law firm and as general counsel for a small business. While working for one of the largest labor and employment law firms in the country, Trisha gained experience counseling employers on benefit law compliance and transactions....
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.