Chatham, Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers

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+...
Jackson E Donley
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Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 38 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 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.
David V. White
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Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 30 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.
James R. Enlow
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Springfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Estate Planning, Criminal, Employment and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Dennis R. Atteberry
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Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(217) 299-3131 1100 S. 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Estate Planning, Criminal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
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
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(217) 544-7370 1119 S 6th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Estate Planning and Business
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(217) 528-7333 1129 S 7th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Elder
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(217) 546-0911 2935 S Koke Mill Rd
Springfield, IL 62711
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 2 years experience
(217) 525-0413 1300 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney
131 Doral Dr
Springfield, IL 62704
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(217) 522-0018 1020 S 7th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Estate Planning and Municipal
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney
1035 S 2nd St
Springfield, IL 62704
Estate Planning
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(217) 726-9875 415 South 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(217) 698-0202 536 N Bruns Ln
Ste 1
Springfield, IL 62702
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(217) 726-9888 PO Box 151
Springfield, IL 62705
Estate Planning, Business and Elder
Notre Dame Law School
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
Trent West
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(217) 324-7777 1118 W. Ryder St.
Litchfield, IL 62056
Litchfield, 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....
John L. GreenLeaf Jr.
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Decatur, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(217) 422-2771 2456 North Main Street
Corner of Melrose and North Main
Decatur, IL 62526
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
The John Marshall Law School and University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
John L. GreenLeaf, Jr. has been in practice over 37 years representing consumers and businesses in Central Illinois. The firm concentrates in all forms of Bankruptcy, Business formation, and the preparation of Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning and administration of Probate Estates and Guardianships.
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.
Chad Murray
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Decatur, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(217) 441-2110 363 S. Main Street
Suite 505B
Decatur, IL 62523
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Real Estate
State University of New York - Buffalo
Based in Decatur, Illinois and serving clients throughout Central Illinois, I am a different kind of lawyer. I love value billing and flat fee arrangements. I embrace technology and use it to make my practice more effective. I worry about my clients, not their fees. I offer a valuable service to my clients, but I don't act like I'm better because of it. My practice focuses on personal injury, estates, and real estate. Can't make it to the office? No worries—I make housecalls if you need it.
Lincoln, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(217) 735-1234 306 Clinton St
Lincoln, IL 62656
Estate Planning, Collections and Real Estate
Jerseyville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(618) 498-6821 108 N Lafayette St
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Petersburg, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(217) 632-2282 101 W Douglas St
Petersburg, IL 62675
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Probate
Jerseyville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(618) 498-5213 100 S State St
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Carlinville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(217) 854-3283 130 E. Main St.
Suite A
Carlinville, IL 62626
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Havana, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(309) 543-2291 124 West Market Street
Havana, IL 62644-1191
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Real Estate
Jacksonville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(217) 245-7111 816 West State Street
Jacksonville, IL 62651-0696
Estate Planning, Business, Family and Real Estate
Petersburg, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 53 years experience
(217) 632-2282 101 E Douglas Ave
Petersburg, IL 62675
Estate Planning and Business
Lincoln, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
207 S McLean St
Lincoln, IL 62656
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Real Estate
Lincoln, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(217) 735-4311 529 Pulaski St
Lincoln, IL 62656
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Havana, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 52 years experience
(309) 543-2291 124 W. Market St.
Havana, IL 62644-1144
Estate Planning, Civil Rights and Real Estate
Carrollton, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(217) 942-5244 220 6th St
Carrollton, IL 62016
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Taylorville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(217) 824-8883 211 W Main Cross St
Taylorville, IL 62568
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Tax
Carlinville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(217) 854-4761 5 Hoch Street
Carlinville, IL 62626
Estate Planning and Probate
Jacksonville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(217) 245-7111 816 West State Street
Jacksonville, IL 62651-0696
Estate Planning, Family, Probate and Real Estate
Hillsboro, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(217) 532-5432 405 S. Main St.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Real Estate
Havana, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(309) 543-4212 208 N Broadway St
Havana, IL 62644-1204
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Kelly Garrett-Hicks
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Belleville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(618) 551-0300 20 East Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Ms. Hicks has been practicing law in St. Clair and Monroe Counties for more than 10 years. She has successfully tried numerous divorce and custody cases. She is also an experienced mediator. Ms. Hicks grew up in a small town in Monroe County and returned to the area to practice law. She resides with her husband and son in Columbia.
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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.