Butler, Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers

Christopher Everett Sherer
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Hillsboro, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(217) 532-5678 434 South Main Street
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Estate Planning, Administrative, Appeals and Family
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Trent West
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Nokomis, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(217) 563-7777 320 W. Central St.
PO Box 36
Nokomis, IL 62075
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....
(217) 324-7777 1118 W. Ryder St.
Litchfield, IL 62056
Jared Giuffre
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Carlinville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 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.
(618) 635-5250 425 West Main
Staunton, IL 62088
Hillsboro, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(217) 532-5432 405 S. Main St.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Real Estate
Carlinville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(217) 854-3283 130 E. Main St.
Suite A
Carlinville, IL 62626
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Carlinville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(217) 854-4761 5 Hoch Street
Carlinville, IL 62626
Estate Planning and Probate
Edward J. Blake Jr.
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(855) 886-1529 32 Country Club View Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationEdwardsville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Saint Louis University School of Law
Blake Behme Gilbreth Links, P.C. has offices in Belleville, Collinsville, Edwardsville, Carlyle and Effingham, Illinois. AREAS OF PRACTICE: Probate Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Estate Planning, including Business, Child Custody, Child Support, Collaborative Divorce, Commercial Real Estate, Consume Protection, Debt Settlement, Divorce, Divorce Mediation, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Breaches of Fiduciary Duty, Family, Foreclosure, Landlord/Tenant, Legal Malpractice, Litigation, Civil Lawsuits, Military Divorce, Nursing Home, Personal Injury, Probate, Estate Settlement, Real Estate, Securities, DCFS, Tax, Internal Revenue Service, Illinois Department of Revenue, Illinois Department of Employment Security and White Collar Crime.
(855) 886-1529 521 West Main Street
Suite 100
Belleville, IL 62220
(855) 886-1529 553 9th Street
Carlyle, IL 62231
(855) 886-1529 1355 North Bluff Road, Suite B
Collinsville, IL 62234
(855) 886-1529 305 West Professional Park Avenue
Effingham, IL 62401
Amy F. Campbell Spector
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Edwardsville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(618) 551-0300 600 Country Club View, Ste. 2
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Amy F. Spector is a managing Partner with Hicks & Spector, L.L.C. She is licensed to practice law in the States of Illinois and Missouri. Ms. Spector holds a B.S. in Business Administration from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she majored in Marketing and minored in Psychology. Ms. Spector received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois, where she was an active member of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, as well as the student division of the American Bar Association. After law school, Ms. Spector went...
(618) 551-0300 20 E. Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220
David V. White
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Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(217) 726-7540 801 South MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, IL 62704
Estate Planning, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
University of Kentucky College of Law
Dave White is a partner with Kopec, White & Spooner Attorneys at Law (telephone 217-726-7540) and has over 25 years experience helping small business owners, families and individuals in Springfield, Illinois and throughout Sangamon County and Central Illinois. Kopec, White & Spooner is a full-service law firm providing cost-conscious representation and legal solutions for its clients.
Neal J. Wallace
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Edwardsville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(618) 692-9967 216 E Park Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Elder
University of Dayton School of Law
Accomplished attorney with background in the areas of real estate, business law, consumer law, wills, trusts, & estate planning, employment law, and dispute resolution. Extensive experience drafting and negotiating contracts and legal documents, particularly in the corporate and real estate areas. Able to identify core issues and obtain solid results. Approved Mediator for the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors Arbitration panelist in the Madison County Mandatory Arbitration program
Steve Giacoletto
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Collinsville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(888) 346-8841 30 Summer Tree Lane
Collinsville, IL 62234
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Saint Louis University School of Law
Author: The Illinois Guide Book to Auto Accidents The Illinois Guide Book to Semi Truck Accidents Avvo Rating: 10.0 Superb American Association of Justice/American Trial Lawyers Association Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
James R. Enlow
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Springfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Estate Planning, Criminal, Employment and Personal Injury
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Kevin Linder
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Springfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 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+...
Timothy Ryan Connor
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Greenville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(618) 664-9202 200 South Third Street
Post Office Box 352
Greenville, IL 62246
Estate Planning, Business, Family and Municipal
New England Law | Boston
Jackson E Donley
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Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(217) 801-5959 975 S. Durkin Drive, Suite 101
Springfield, IL 62704
Estate Planning, Immigration, Probate and Social Security Disability
The John Marshall Law School
Rhonda K Jenkins
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Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 22 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.
Stephen C. Jones
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Alton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years experience
(618) 208-1469 307 Henry Street, Suite 411
Alton, IL 62002
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Saint Louis University School of Law
Stephen Jones has spent much of his career in the litigation arena, seeking compensation for victims of medical and financial injuries. Many of his cases involved helping individuals and families in crisis situations, particularly those suffering from Mesothelioma and other lung diseases resulting from exposure to asbestos, and seniors who had been victimized by financial injury and lost their life savings. This, together with watching his grandmother struggle with congestive heart failure, inspired Stephen to found Stephen Jones & Associates. The firm is dedicated to helping families plan for the future, protect themselves against the high cost...
4010 North Illinois, Suite 1
Swansea, IL 62226
Dennis R. Atteberry
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Taylorville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(217) 824-3131 220 West Main Cross Street
Taylorville, IL 62568
Estate Planning, Criminal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Michael J. Diaz
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Greenville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(618) 664-1872 102 E. Main St.
Greenville, IL 62246
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Probate
O'Fallon, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(618) 628-3800 775 Sunset Blvd.
Suite B
O'Fallon, IL 62269
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Tennessee College of Law
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(217) 546-0911 2935 S Koke Mill Rd
Springfield, IL 62711
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Carrollton, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(217) 942-5244 220 6th St
Carrollton, IL 62016
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(217) 544-7370 1119 S 6th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Estate Planning and Business
Maryville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(618) 344-9330 2225 N Center St
Maryville, IL 62062
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(217) 528-7333 1129 S 7th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Elder
Alton, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(618) 462-4400 2 W Broadway
Alton, IL 62002
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Tax
Jerseyville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(618) 498-6821 108 N Lafayette St
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney
131 Doral Dr
Springfield, IL 62704
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Taylorville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(217) 824-8883 211 W Main Cross St
Taylorville, IL 62568
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Tax
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney
1035 S 2nd St
Springfield, IL 62704
Estate Planning
Greenville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(618) 664-0094 611 Ward St
Greenville, IL 62246
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Edwardsville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(618) 296-4611 155 N Main St
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Estate Planning and Real Estate
East Alton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(618) 258-1800 55 S 9th St
East Alton, IL 62024
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(217) 522-0018 1020 S 7th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Estate Planning and Municipal
East Alton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(618) 254-1127 346 W St Louis Ave
East Alton, IL 62024
Estate Planning, Maritime and Personal Injury
Vandalia, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(618) 283-3034 303 S. Seventh Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Estate Planning, Energy and Probate
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(217) 528-2517 325 E Old State Capitol St
Springfield, IL 62701
Estate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Collinsville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
1518 Vandalia St
Collinsville, IL 62234
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Jerseyville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(618) 498-5213 100 S State St
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Edwardsville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(618) 692-0600 241 N Main St
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Estate Planning and Real Estate
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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.