Cook County Probate Lawyer
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Many individuals seek our estate planning services at
Kaufman Law Group, LLC for various reasons, but quite a few seek our assistance because they
are concerned about avoiding the probate process, and rightfully so. The
probate process is notorious for being lengthy, costly, and emotionally
draining for surviving family members. For clients currently facing probate
and who need guidance administering and executing an estate, our County
Cook probate lawyers can walk you through the process, step by step.
The probate process involves:
- Marshalling the assets
- Court hearing to have will admitted to probate and executor appointed
- Notifying all the heirs and legatees
- Appraising property
- Paying taxes and debt
- Additional court hearings to sell property or interim distributions if
- Prepare interim and final accountings for court approval
- Final court hearing to approval final accounting and dismiss executor.
- Transferring assets as directed in a will
If you wish to avoid having your estate go through the probate process,
you need to speak with our family-owned law firm for comprehensive guidance.
We can carefully review the details of your situation and help you plan
an ironclad estate plan that can help you preserve your estate and even
its value. This can spare your family from a great deal of headache and
legal complications down the road.
Begin the estate planning process with an
Decades of Estate Planning Experience & Knowledge
Our firm's founder,
Jay C. Kaufman, has been practicing estate planning law since 1980. His well-versed knowledge
of this area is regularly updated and refreshed through continuous education
and training. He also holds membership in WealthCounsel and ElderCounsel,
which gives him access to sophisticated estate planning resources and
a community of over 2,500 other law firms around the country.
Regardless of the scale of your
estate planning, our Cook County probate attorneys have the tools
and state-of-the-art techniques to ensure your estate's future is safeguarded. Known for our collaborative
approach to estate planning, we proactively check with your entire team
of professional advisors to provide you with an estate plan that is comprehensive
and in line with your big-picture goals.
For the individualized and attentive services you need for your probate-related matter,
turn to us at Kaufman Law Group, LLC
as soon as possible.