Attorneys that focus on estate and probate law in Illinois help clients resolve all facets of planning for the conservation and disposition of estates. Estate and probate lawyers must understand the state and federal tax burdens that apply to this area of the law. Estate and probate lawyers prepare the legal instruments to accomplish the estate plans including drafting and executing wills, administering formal and summary estates, including tax related matters. Attorneys also engage in probate litigation including will contests or will or trust construction suits in probate court.
National Association of Estate Planners and Councils - NAEPC is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as estate planning law specialists.
ACTEC is a fellowship of attorneys seeking to improve trust, estate and tax laws, as well as the procedures and ethics of attorneys who work in those fields. Many of the top trust and estate attorneys belong to this respected organization.
Lawyer Referral Service in Chicago - The Chicago Bar Association sponsors a non-profit Lawyer Referral Service. The public service refers individuals and businesses to local attorneys in Chicago, and the surrounding areas of Cook County, DuPage County, and Lake County, Illinois. More than 300 pre-screened attorneys participate in the Lawyer Referral Service. These attorneys serve on more than 40 different subject matter panels depending on their experience in a particular practice area. The attorneys that participate in the service have an average of 20 years experience.