The Professionals You Need In Elder Law And Probate Matters

Elder law, probate and adoption matters affect the most vulnerable members of our community: the elderly, disabled adults and children. When it comes to your family member or other loved one, you want to ensure their rights are protected and they have an advocate in legal situations that affect their health, financial security and post-mortem wishes. Especially in matters that are contested, you need an advocate on your side who can help you understand your situation, counsel you on potential and realistic outcomes and lead you confidently through it.

The attorneys at Wunderlich & Shimer Law in Joliet, Illinois, handle these cases with focus, practicality, and care. Our lawyers are dedicated to using their legal expertise and experience to ensure your specific elder law or probate matter is handled professionally and ethically.

How We Can Help

We are ready to help you with any of the following elder law, probate and adoption matters:

  • Guardianship litigation: We represent you as you fight for guardianship of minor children and disabled adults, both in contested and uncontested situations
  • Estate and trust administration: We assist and represent estate executors or administrators as they take on the responsibilities set out by a loved one's estate plan, both in contested and uncontested situations.
  • Estate administration litigation: If you think an estate plan or its execution was manipulated or done wrongly, we can help you litigate these matters to achieve a just result.
  • Probate: In some cases in Illinois, an estate is required to go through the legal probate process regardless of whether or not a person passed with an estate plan in place. We can help you administer your loved one's estate when his or her wishes are unknown because a will was never prepared. We will guide you through this process with ease and professionalism.
  • Adoption: If you are seeking to adopt, we can lead you through the legal process from start to finish.
  • Fiduciary litigation: If you have been appointed in a fiduciary capacity for another individual, we can counsel and ensure you adhere to your duties and not subject yourself to liability for failure to perform those duties under the law.

Get Started

If you or a loved one is faced with a legal issue concerning an elder law or probate matter, get in touch with us at Wunderlich & Shimer Law today. Schedule an initial consultation by calling 815-726-3144. You can also send an email.