DeWitt Estate Planning Lawyers

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Masah S SamForay
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Joliet, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 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...
William Wombacher
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Peoria, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(888) 541-2088 416 Main St, Suite 700
Peoria, IL 61602
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Social Security Disability
University of Iowa
Bill was born and raised in Peoria, IL. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. degree in Government. He received his law degree (JD) at the University of Iowa graduating with honors. He has been practicing law in Central Illinois since his graduation and admission into the Illinois Bar. Legal ability and ethical standards ratings are published each year by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.Bill has the highest possible rating of AV. The legal ability rating is "A" which means he is rated as very high to preeminent. The "V" rating means that he embraces faithful adherence...
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....
Jennifer Bunker Skerston
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(815) 672-8505 7 Dannys Drive, Suite 1
Streator, IL 61364
Free ConsultationStreator, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Michigan State University
Jennifer Bunker Skerston has worked in the Illinois Valley legal community for the past seven years handling many litigation related matters including will contests, property tax appeals, breach of contract, and personal injury claims.

Jennifer Bunker Skerston is actively involved in the Illinois State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section Council. She is the Editor of the Council’s monthly publication distributed to members throughout Illinois. She also assists the Council in providing continuing legal education to attorneys, determining the need for new legislation, and reviewing and suggesting changes to current legislative proposals affecting wills, trusts and estates....
Michelle R. Eggert
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Peoria, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(309) 671-3550 411 Hamilton Blvd
Suite 1400
Peoria, IL 61602
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
University of Michigan Law School and DePaul College of Law
Kevin Linder
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Springfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 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+...
Meagan K. Box
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Peoria, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(309) 222-2433 809 W Detweiller Dr
#800
Peoria, IL 61615
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal and DUI
Southern Illinois University School of Law
James R. Enlow
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Springfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Estate Planning, Criminal, Employment and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
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.
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.
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.
Joe Pappas
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Charleston, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 3 years experience
(217) 345-6222 622 Jackson Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
I am a personable and caring attorney who aims to serve those in need.

My office is located in Coles County, but happy and able to serve those as far north as Champaign-Urbana, or as far south as Effingham.
Adam Gynac
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Joliet, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(815) 582-3600 58 N. Chicago Street, Suite 305
Joliet, IL 60432
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Northern Illinois University
I'm a trial attorney with extensive courtroom experience. I also teach college classes as an adjunct professor in areas such as criminal law, criminal procedure, business law, business ethics and corrections.

My primary practice focus is family law and domestic relations litigation. My secondary areas of concentration include estate planning and probate.

* 2018 SuperLawyers Top 2.5% Rising Star
* 2018 National Advocates Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys in Illinois in Matrimonial and Family Law
* 2018 Recognized as one of the "Ten Best" Family Law Attorneys in Illinois by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA)
Samantha L Sweeney
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Kankakee, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(815) 939-1133 200 E. Court St.
Ste. 602
Kankakee, IL 60901
Estate Planning, Appeals, Divorce and Family
Valparaiso University School of Law
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...
Paul V Martin
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Ottawa, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(815) 434-2000 511 E. Etna Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350
Estate Planning, Elder, Insurance Claims and Insurance Defense
The John Marshall Law School
Paul is an experienced civil litigation attorney. With a strong background in the insurance defense field for 30+ years, he is a knowledgeable and experienced trial and defense attorney. As well as being a litigator in trial courts, Paul has also argued cases before the Third District Appellate Court and the Supreme Court of Illinois.
He is currently a member of the LaSalle County, Illinois State Bar Assocation and the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel. Paul served on the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Professional Responsibility from 2006 to 2015; and served as a special assistant Attorney General from...
Rhonda K Jenkins
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Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 24 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.
Stephany L. Impson
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Neponset, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 46 years experience
(630) 606-8914 8067 200 East Street
Neponset, IL 61345
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Stephany L. Impson received her law degree from the University of Illinois. In addition, she has an MBA with emphases in Marketing and Finance from Northwestern University, is a certified Illinois Administrative Adjudicator, and has certification as a Family Law Mediator.

For over three decades, Stephany worked in the title insurance industry. For much of that time, she was a national underwriting counsel. In that capacity, she underwrote and closed transactions for commercial and industrial properties located in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada. In the four years...
Timothy Ryan Connor
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Greenville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 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
Susan Dawson-Tibbits
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Peoria, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(309) 693-4477 7800 N. Sommer Street
Suite 412C
Peoria, IL 61615
Estate Planning, Elder and Family
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Valerie M Moehle
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Pekin, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(309) 347-4141 410 Broadway
Pekin, IL 61554
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Warren Earl Benning
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Springfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(217) 789-0899 1118 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Warren Benning is the owner of Law Office of Warren Benning in Springfield, IL. The focus of my practice is on Elder law and probate planning. Also, I handle consumer bankruptcies. I offer free consultations as to estate planning and Elder law matters.
My passion is to help my clients understand their options as to advance directives and estate planning.
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
Daniel B. Stoerzbach
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Galesburg, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(309) 343-5010 2101 Windish Drive
Galesburg, IL 61401
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Nursing Home
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Michael J. Diaz
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Greenville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(618) 664-1872 102 E. Main St.
Greenville, IL 62246
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Probate
Brigette M. Lobacz
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Pekin, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(309) 347-4141 410 Broadway
Pekin, IL 61554
Estate Planning, Collections, Probate and Real Estate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Bruce Baber
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Paris, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
(217) 463-3225 216 E Wood St
Paris, IL 61944
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Criminal and Probate
The University of Chicago Law School
General practice solo law firm, with emphasis on criminal & DUI law, family law, real estate, and wills, estates & trusts.
Dennis R. Atteberry
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Taylorville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(217) 824-3131 220 West Main Cross Street
Taylorville, IL 62568
Estate Planning, Criminal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Jerold Horn
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Peoria, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(309) 676-2778 401 Main Street
Suite 1650
Peoria, IL 61602
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Peoria, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(800) 986-6080 456 Fulton St
#425
Peoria, IL 61602
Estate Planning, Administrative, Family and Real Estate
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
Peoria, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(800) 986-6080 456 Fulton St
#425
Peoria, IL 61602
Estate Planning, Criminal, Medical Malpractice and Probate
Drake University
Mattoon, IL Estate Planning Attorney
PO Box 627
Mattoon, IL 61938
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Tennessee College of Law
Peoria, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(309) 497-3223 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Tax
Southern Illinois University School of Law
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 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
Peoria, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(309) 673-1805 6809 N Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61614
Estate Planning
Danville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(217) 446-9208 711 N Gilbert St
Danville, IL 61832
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Kewanee, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(309) 852-2239 214 S Chestnut St
Kewanee, IL 61443
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Mattoon, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(217) 235-5651 1500 Broadway Ave
Mattoon, IL 61938
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Bradley, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 935-2100 236 N Industrial Dr
Bradley, IL 60915
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Divorce
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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.