Lawrenceville, Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers

J. Steven Ayres
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Robinson, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(618) 544-8661 P.O. Box 250
216 S. Cross Street
Robinson, IL 62454
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Collections
University of Illinois College of Law
Fairfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 50 years experience
302 East Main Street
P.O. Drawer I
Fairfield, IL 62837-0298
Estate Planning and Energy
Olney, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(618) 395-4042 308 S Kitchell Ave
Olney, IL 62450
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Olney, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(618) 395-4911 101 S Elliott St
Olney, IL 62450
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Edward J. Blake Jr.
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(855) 886-1529 305 West Professional Park Avenue
Effingham, IL 62401
Free ConsultationEffingham, 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.
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....
Amanda Burton
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Marion, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(618) 998-1138 1110 N Court St
Marion, IL 62959-1612
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Joe Pappas
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Charleston, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 3 years experience
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.
Brian D. Pondenis
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Charleston, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 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.
Timothy Ryan Connor
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Greenville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 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
Matthew Lane McArthy
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Carmi, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(618) 380-2277 1220 E. Main St., Suite D.
P.O. Box 519
Carmi, IL 62821-0519
Estate Planning, Energy, 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.
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
Mattoon, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(217) 235-5651 1500 Broadway Ave
Mattoon, IL 61938
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Charleston, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(217) 639-7800 6009 Park Drive
Charleston, IL 61920
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Tennessee College of Law
Nashville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(618) 327-4301 239 E St Louis St
Nashville, IL 62263
Estate Planning and Business
Danville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(217) 446-9208 711 N Gilbert St
Danville, IL 61832
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Danville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(217) 446-4884 15 N Vermilion St
Danville, IL 61832
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Arthur, IL Estate Planning Attorney
225 S Vine St
Arthur, IL 61911
Estate Planning, Municipal and Real Estate
Danville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(217) 446-3800 414 W North St
Danville, IL 61832
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Carmi, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(618) 382-4187 304 East Robinson
PO Box 220
Carmi, IL 62821-0220
Estate Planning, Energy and Real Estate
Carmi, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(618) 382-3340 107 East Robinson Street
Carmi, IL 62821
Estate Planning, Collections, Criminal and Family
Paris, IL Estate Planning Attorney
117 E Washington St
Paris, IL 61944
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Charleston, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(217) 345-2510 611 6th St
Charleston, IL 61920
Estate Planning, Municipal and Real Estate
Marion, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(618) 997-7762 503 W Jackson St
Marion, IL 62959
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Vandalia, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
303 South 7th St.
P. O. Box 399
Vandalia, IL 62471-2731
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Shelbyville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(502) 633-1655 1185 W Main St
Shelbyville, IL 62565
Estate Planning
Champaign, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(217) 352-2724 2511 Waterbury Pl
Champaign, IL 61822
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Charleston, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(217) 345-4200 1550 Douglas St
Charleston, IL 61920
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
Harrisburg, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(618) 253-7400 15 E Poplar St
Harrisburg, IL 62946
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Urbana, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(217) 337-5651 2403 Burlison Dr
Urbana, IL 61801
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Vandalia, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(618) 283-3034 303 S. Seventh Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Estate Planning, Energy and Probate
Greenville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(618) 664-0094 611 Ward St
Greenville, IL 62246
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Mt Vernon, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(618) 244-3284 3 Parker Dr
Mt Vernon, IL 62864
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....
Stephanie Sexauer
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Chicago, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(312) 300-4743 150 N. Michigan Ave Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Nursing Home and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Ms. Sexauer focuses her practice on probate matters, including: elder law, guardianship, estate planning, wills, trusts, and will contests. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Stephanie speaks Spanish fluently and is regularly selected by Cook County judges to serve as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem for disabled adults. Stephanie also serves on the Judicial Evaluation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association.
Vincent Anthony Incopero
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Elmhurst, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(630) 299-7600 381 N York Street
Suite 18
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
The John Marshall Law School
REAL Law Group, P.C. is a boutique law firm established in 2015 with the idea that effective representation requires both a professional commitment and personal approach that matches the clients passion and strategic objectives. REAL Law Group, P.C. believes that a real estate transaction, whether it is your first home or commercial property, requires a team approach that emphasizes technical legal skills and communication. REAL Law Group, P.C. has extensive experience advising home buyers and sellers, real estate developers, brokers, investors, lenders and condominium associations in all facets of their real estate and business needs. REAL Law Group,...
Philip Fornaro
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La Grange, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(708) 639-4320 1022 S. La Grange Rd.
La Grange, IL 60525
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Philip M. Fornaro is the managing attorney at Fornaro Law. Adopting a “never give up” attitude, Philip has become known for his ability to succeed where others fail for the last 20 years. His decision to diversify his practice in 2004 has resulted in the creation of a full service law firm which provides quality representation in a variety of legal areas. Philip follows the rule that positive energy will yield positive results. This energy is the driving force behind the success of Fornaro Law. He has become adept at creating a network and team between clients,...
Ray Choudhry
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Moline, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(309) 797-8000 1515 5th Ave #430
Moline, IL 61265
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
Northwestern University School of Law
Ray recieved his J.D. at Northwestern University in 1974 and M.B.A. at Northwestern University in 1972 with a B.A. at California State, L.A. in 1968. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and Rock Island County Bar Association.

Former Public Administrator of Rock Island County

Former Public Guardian of Rock Island County

HUD Foreclosure Commissioner
Drew R. Quitschau
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Peoria, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
456 Fulton St. Suite 203
Peoria, IL 61602
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Probate
University of Arkansas School of Law
Drew Quitschau is an accomplished, results-driven attorney with 15 years of legal experience in a multitude of practice areas. He is dedicated to providing exceptional legal services to clients by developing creative strategies to accomplish their objectives. Drew primarily concentrates in the areas of real estate transactions, business law, family law, collections, probate, and estate planning.

Drew Quitschau received his B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College, his J.D. from the University of Arkansas, and he is currently pursuing an M.B.A. from Illinois State University. While in law school, Drew was the Articles Editor of the Arkansas Law Review, an Arkansas Bar...
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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.