Oglesby Estate Planning Lawyers

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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....
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...
Ottawa, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 434-2000 511 Etna Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350
Estate Planning, Collections, Criminal and Divorce
Mendota, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 539-6711 1316 Meriden St
Mendota, IL 61342
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Streator, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 672-2472 123 S Monroe St
Streator, IL 61364
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Mendota, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 539-3711 812 Washington St
Mendota, IL 61342
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Municipal
Mary Christine Ludwig
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Pontiac, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(815) 844-7151 P.O. Box 407
109 N. Mill St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Business and Probate
Drake University Law School
Mary Ludwig received her J.D. and M.B.A., along with a Certificate in Food and Agricultural Law from Drake University in 2005. Prior to that she received a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Economics from the University of Illinois. Mary concentrates her practice in agricultural law, estate planning, real estate transactions and probate. Her agricultural law experience includes organization and representation of production agricultural farm operations, agricultural cooperatives, grain elevators, agricultural input suppliers, ethanol and bio-diesel plants, and specialty farm product companies, wind tower and cell tower leases and easements, pipeline, gas, public utility and fiber optic easements,...
Barbara Morton
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Plainfield, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(815) 733-5350 15300 S. Route 59
Suite 104
Plainfield, IL 60544
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan
Barbara Morton graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication in 1992. Ms. Morton followed her BA with an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Regis University in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1996. Ms. Morton received her law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 1998. She has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since May 1999. Her practice emphasis is in Family law issues, Real Estate, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Traffic and Personal Injury. She has represented clients in litigation matters before Federal and State Courts, arbitration and...
Patricia Gruber
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Plainfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(815) 436-1996 8380 Old Ridge Rd
Plainfield, IL 60544
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Wisconsin Law School
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
Don Pioletti
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Eureka, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(309) 467-3213 107 E Eureka Ave #1
Eureka, IL 61530
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
George Mason University School of Law
Don B. Pioletti, Jr. has practiced law for over 35 years. He graduated from the George Mason University Law School in Virginia in 1976. He then served as an Assistant Illinois Attorney General and later as an Assistant State's Attorney. He now practices at Pioletti & Pioletti in Eureka, IL doing general practice law.
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...
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
Kimberly J. Myers
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DeKalb, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(815) 217-3990 122 N. 1st Street
Suite C
DeKalb, IL 60115
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Fred H. Dickson
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Aurora, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(630) 897-8840 2000 W. Galena Blvd., Suite 209
Aurora, IL 60506
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Fred is a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel, an honor bestowed upon very few attorneys. He focuses in the areas of estate and tax planning, trust, estate and probate administration, and business structuring and counseling. Fred enjoys helping people accomplish their personal goals. He has an extensive background assisting clients in the transfer of small businesses and farms during their lifetime or at death while minimizing taxes and expenses. Many of his estate plans are sophisticated and involve using wills, trusts, limited liability companies, family limited partnerships and other closely held entities. He has...
Dallas T. Bartz
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Aurora, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(630) 897-8840 2000 W. Galena Blvd., Suite 209
Aurora, IL 60506
Estate Planning and Business
University of Illinois College of Law
Dallas was raised in Charleston, Illinois where he was close to his Alma Mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There he received his Bachelor of Science in Finance in 2007 and his Juris Doctor in 2011. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 2011. He was later admitted to the United States District Courts for both the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois. He formerly practiced as a public interest attorney in Rockford, Illinois, and as an insurance defense attorney in Joliet, Illinois. He now specializes in estate planning, trust and estate administration,...
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...
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
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
Darrell Dies
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Eureka, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(309) 282-9112 201 West Center Street
Eureka, IL 61530
Estate Planning
Darrell Dies
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Eureka, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(309) 282-9112 1201 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530
Estate Planning
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
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
Peoria, IL Estate Planning Attorney
5823 N Forest Park Dr
Peoria, IL 61614
Estate Planning
Peoria, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(309) 676-7633 414 Hamilton Blvd
Peoria, IL 61602
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Aurora, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(630) 466-9229 38 Windwood Dr
Aurora, IL 60506
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Aurora, IL Estate Planning Attorney
519 W Galena Blvd
Aurora, IL 60506
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
El Paso, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(309) 527-4300 15 W Front St
El Paso, IL 61738
Estate Planning and Real Estate
DeKalb, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
125 N 1st St
DeKalb, IL 60115
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Peoria, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(309) 691-7263 9121 N Industrial Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
Estate Planning, Insurance Defense, Real Estate and Workers' Comp
Walnut, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
502 W North St
PO Box 414
Walnut, IL 61376
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
South Texas College of Law
Peoria, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(309) 637-5282 415 Hamilton Blvd
Peoria, IL 61602
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Peoria, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(309) 673-1805 6809 N Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61614
Estate Planning
Kewanee, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(309) 852-2239 214 S Chestnut St
Kewanee, IL 61443
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Peoria, IL Estate Planning Attorney
411 Hamilton Blvd
Peoria, IL 61602
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Yorkville, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(630) 553-9500 1107 S Bridge St
Yorkville, IL 60560
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Aurora, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(630) 892-4343 563 W Galena Blvd
Aurora, IL 60506
Estate Planning and Municipal
Plainfield, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 436-1996 8380 S Ridge Rd
Plainfield, IL 60544
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
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Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
(815) 434-5903
Ottawa, IL

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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.