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Estate & Trusts

Do you need a lawyer for an estate planning, trusts or probate matter in Cook County or one of the surrounding counties in Illinois?

We can help.

An experienced trusts and estates lawyer can help you wth a wide variety of issues relating to your property, including estate planning, the creation of a trust to provide for loved ones, or the drafting of a Will so that your property is distributed, and your dependents are taken care of, according to your wishes.

Probate and trust administration lawyers can help you oversee the management and distribution of property or income from an estate or trust, according to the directions of the deceased's Will or the trust documents.

Guardianship lawyers can help you set up a legally enforceable arrangement so that you can take care of a loved one who is no longer able to take care of his or her own affairs, either due to age or some incapacity.

When you hire a lawyer for estate planning, the creation of a trust, Will drafting, probate administration, or a guardianship, it is important to have a qualified, experienced lawyer who can get it done right the first time.

Meeting the American Bar Association's Standards for Lawyer Referral, our service has among the highest experience requirements for its estate planning, trusts and probate lawyers in the entire nation.

Call us at (312) 554-2001 or get a referral online now.

What Does It Cost?

If you meet with the trusts and estates lawyer we refer, the lawyer will collect $30 at the initial consultation (which goes towards the operating costs of our service). The lawyer may also charge a fee for their time/service, which should be discussed directly with the lawyer prior to the meeting. During or after your initial consultation, the lawyer will discuss the legal fees required to handle your matter. There is no obligation on your part or the lawyer to go beyond the first initial telephone contact or meeting.

The Lawyer Referral Service is a non-profit public service of the Chicago Bar Association. Trusted since 1874.

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