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Illinois Probate Attorney Helps Identify and Distribute Assets


Whether you are planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, the Law Office of Elfreda Dockery can help with  the following:

  • Probate Administration
  • Advance directives (living wills)
  • Power of Attorney
  • Simple Wills
  • Guardianships (adults and minors)

These documents are flexible and can be designed to fit your unique needs. I work closely with you to determine your goals and create precise instruments to carry out your intentions.

Illinois probate administration

When a loved one passes on, a legal entity called an estate is created.  An estate consists of a deceased individual’s assets and debts.  It is likely that some or all of his or her estate will have to pass through probate. The probate process can be complicated and time-consuming. Some estate matters involve individuals or businesses who may have an interest in, or want to make a claim against an estate. When you retain Elfreda Dockery as your probate attorney, she can review the estate and help you with the inventory, creditors, the final accounting and advise you as to the most efficient and economic manner to transfer property to the rightful heirs. Call Elfreda Dockery today at 312-372-5600 to schedule an appointment.

DRAFT YOUR ADVANCE DIRECTIVE, power of attorney and simple will

Your advance directive (or living will) sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.

Should there come a time when you become incapacitated or unavailable, you may want to grant power of attorney to a trusted individual.  The person to whom you grant power of attorney is authorized to make given decisions on your behalf.  When you need a power of attorney prepared, contact Elfreda Dockery.

A simple will provides the opportunity for you to distribute your property by expressing your wishes upon your death.  If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed.  When this happens, your desires may not be reflected by the court’s actions.  For simple will drafting, contact Elfreda Dockery.


Guardianship is a legal proceeding where an individual is appointed by a court to exercise the legal rights and care for another individual.  Sometimes the individual can be a child.  If it is for a child, guardianship may be established when parents are unable to provide care for their minor child.   Other times, guardianship may be established for an adult who cannot take care of either themselves, their finances, or both.

Elfreda Dockery can help you through the process of setting up a guardianship in Illinois.  If you are interested in setting up a guardianship for a child with special needs or another individual, please call Elfreda Dockery today.

Contact a probate lawyer you can trust

For probate services in the First District of Cook County, Illinois, call the Law Office of Elfreda Dockery at 312-964-3761 or contact my office online to schedule a legal strategy session.


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  • South Holland Office
    17070 South Park Avenue
    Suite K
    South Holland, Illinois 60473
    Phone: 312-372-5600