Estate Planning Lawyer, Business Attorney for Succession Planning, and Divorce Law Firm
The Experience You Deserve
For more than 15 years, I’ve been dedicated to serving the needs of those in Will, DuPage, Cook, and Kankakee County, from Joliet to Chicago Heights, and Orland Park to Kankakee, Frankfort, Tinley Park, New Lenox, and the surrounding communities. My practice is devoted to matters involving estate planning, probate, criminal defense, and family law (including divorce, parenting time/custody, and support).
I believe that when hiring an attorney, all clients should expect – and deserve – an attorney’s full dedication and commitment to achieving the best outcome possible, whether that be a comprehensive estate plan or seeking to achieve a client’s objective in a divorce.
The Big Firm Experience with the Small Community Personalization.
When you hire my firm, you’ll be hiring me as your lawyer. Your matter will not be delegated to a junior attorney or paralegal. When you call with questions, you’ll be speaking directly with me, if I’m available, or with my assistant Teresa, who will also be familiar with you and your case.
I Offer a Free Consultation to Determine How I Can Best Help You
I would invite you to call me and look forward to any questions that you might have.
Estate Planning - It’s About Protecting Your Loved Ones
Most people think estate planning is only about how assets will be distributed after death. In reality, estate planning will protect you and your family during life – especially if you become severely disabled. At death, estate plans protect families from possible fights, and long-term disputes over how assets with great sentimental value will be distributed.
In Illinois, without a Will or Estate Plan, Assets Must be Distributed in Accordance with Illinois Intestacy Law.
Don’t let this happen!
As an Illinois estate planning lawyer, I help clients create the right estate plan for their needs and family.
Find out how easy and affordable it is to get a customized estate plan created around your needs. Estate plans are typically prepared on a fixed fee basis (so you won’t need to be concerned about how much your plan will cost), and I can work with you over video conference (including Zoom) if desired.
Providing Legal Counsel for Business Formation, Contracts, Disputes, Litigation, and Business Succession Planning
As a business lawyer, I appreciate the proactive and pragmatic business counsel that small business owners need, and the pricing affordability that is desired. Business owners need solutions consistent with their objectives – not legal theories.
I Will Meet with You at Your Business to Learn About Your Operations
The best time to meet with a business lawyer is before disputes arise, and before there is an urgent legal matter. That is why I offer a completely free meeting with business owners so that I can learn about their business operations and goals, and so that they can learn about how I can help an owner to proactively minimize contract, employment, and other business risks.
As a business succession planning lawyer, I help business owners develop comprehensive estate plans focused on transferring their business either prior to or upon death in a tax-advantaged manner.
Feel free to call me so that we can set up a meeting and discuss your business matters.
Dealing with the Loss of a Loved One is Difficult.
As an Illinois probate lawyer, I help estate administrators by answering questions, developing solutions to difficult distribution matters, and helping them fulfill their legal duties.
In most cases, those acting as an executor or administrator (both referred to as a “personal representative”) are serving in that capacity for the first time. If this is the case for you, I know you’ll likely have many questions. I’ll be there not only to answer your questions, but also to guide you through the Illinois probate process.
Frequently difficult matters arise concerning asset distribution, such as: what happens if a parent who owns a house dies without a will and more than one child will inherit the parent’s assets? I help personal representatives develop solutions and assist with agreements among heirs and beneficiaries. This helps to ensure as smooth a transition of assets as possible. I also advise personal representatives in the event that disagreements arise.
Throughout the probate process, as a probate attorney, I prepare the legal documents that may be necessary to make asset transfers, as well as filing the appropriate documents with the court. Please call me to learn how I can assist you if you are serving as an estate administrator.
Divorce & Custody/Support Matters
I help clients through divorce, parenting time (formerly custody), child support, spousal support, and situations involving modifications to support or parenting time. As a Will County divorce lawyer, I serve clients through litigation or negotiating the terms of agreements related to these matters. If an acceptable resolution cannot be reached, I represent clients in court to secure the outcomes my clients desire.
If you’re facing the challenges only a divorce can bring, your focus should be on your family and your future – not on the legal aspects of these matters. Let me take the burden off your shoulders.
In addition to representing clients in matters associated with a divorce, I also assist clients about to get married in developing a prenuptial agreement that will protect them in the event of a divorce.