National Stock Yards, Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers

Edward J. Blake Jr.
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(855) 886-1529 521 West Main Street
Suite 100
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationBelleville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 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.
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.
Steve Giacoletto
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Collinsville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 29 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
Amy F. Campbell Spector
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Belleville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(618) 551-0300 20 E. Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220
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 State of Illinois . 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 on...
Emily E. Scott
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Swansea, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(618) 416-3526 4509 N. Illinois St.
Ste 4
Swansea, IL 62226
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Emily is a determined and fierce advocate for her clients. At the same time her welcoming smile and friendly personality will put you at ease when discussing your legal problem. Emily has spent the last 12 years representing clients in real estate, eviction and installment sales contract cases. Whether it is negotiating a settlement or taking a case to court, Emily’s experience allows her to get results for her clients.

Emily has an Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a law degree from Southern Illinois University. While in law school, she worked for...
Neal J. Wallace
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Edwardsville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 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
Stan Weller
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Belleville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(618) 277-3476 1 S. Church St.
Suite 202
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Stan R. Weller is a practicing attorney in the Southern Illinois/Metro East St. Louis area. He established the Weller Law Firm in 2006 after a number of years in private firms, as well as a period with the Illinois Attorney General’s office working in the Sexually Violent Persons Unit. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1992 and his Juris Doctorate degree from the Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in 1998. He is a certified mediator, arbitrator, and former guardian ad litem, but concentrates his practice in the areas of family law and...
Stephen C. Jones
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Swansea, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
4010 North Illinois, Suite 1
Swansea, IL 62226
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...
Megan M. Gilbreth
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(618) 233-7900 521West Main Street
Suite 100
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationBelleville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
Estate Planning, Divorce, Probate and Tax
MEGAN M. GILBRETH, born in Belleville, Illinois.

License: Illinois 2012
Education: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (B.S. in Social Work, Summa Cum Laude, 2007); St. Louis University School of Law (J.D., 2010)

Areas of Practice: Ms. Gilbreth practices in the following areas of law: Family Law, Divorce, Guardianships, Estates and Trusts, Litigation, as well as General Practice.

Illinois State Bar Association Section Member: Family Law
Sean Murley
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Belleville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(618) 444-1618 7 Walnut Street
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Collinsville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
1518 Vandalia St
Collinsville, IL 62234
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Maryville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(618) 344-9330 2225 N Center St
Maryville, IL 62062
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Edwardsville, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience
(618) 301-4874 130 N Main St
PO Box 510
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
University of Houston Law Center
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
East Alton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(618) 258-1800 55 S 9th St
East Alton, IL 62024
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Belleville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(618) 233-7900 521 W Main St
Belleville, IL 62220
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Tax
Edwardsville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(618) 296-4611 155 N Main St
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Belleville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(618) 397-5858 11 S High St
Belleville, IL 62220
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Edwardsville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(618) 692-0600 241 N Main St
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Estate Planning and Real Estate
East Alton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(618) 254-1127 346 W St Louis Ave
East Alton, IL 62024
Estate Planning, Maritime and Personal Injury
Belleville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(618) 257-0223 120 W Main St
Belleville, IL 62220
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Alton, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(618) 462-4400 2 W Broadway
Alton, IL 62002
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Tax
Belleville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(618) 277-6800 521 W Main St
Belleville, IL 62220
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
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....
Jared Giuffre
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Staunton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(618) 635-5250 425 West Main
Staunton, IL 62088
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.
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
Otto Faulbaum
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Waterloo, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(618) 939-1812 111 S Main St
Suite A
Waterloo, IL 62298
Estate Planning, Business, Insurance Claims and Real Estate
George Mason University School of Law
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
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 Lawyer
(217) 854-4761 5 Hoch Street
Carlinville, IL 62626
Estate Planning and Probate
Carrollton, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(217) 942-5244 220 6th St
Carrollton, IL 62016
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Freeburg, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(618) 539-9956 111 S State St
Freeburg, IL 62243
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Jerseyville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(618) 498-6821 108 N Lafayette St
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Greenville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(618) 664-0094 611 Ward St
Greenville, IL 62246
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Nashville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(618) 327-4301 239 E St Louis St
Nashville, IL 62263
Estate Planning and Business
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
Marcus Hayes Herbert
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Carbondale, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(618) 549-9800 308 West Walnut
Carbondale, IL 60901
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals and Bankruptcy
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
For the past 25 years, my practice has focused on helping individuals, families, and small businesses to overcome financial setbacks and obtain a Fresh Start. Sometimes this means fighting foreclosures or defending against credit card suits. Very often, it involves filing bankruptcy to eliminate multiple debts or to consolidate several debts into one smaller monthly payment that my clients can actually afford. I treat my clients with dignity and respect and am proud to have served more than 10,000 people in Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois.
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
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
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.
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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.