Charles E. Hutchinson

Charles E. Hutchinson

Principal of the Law Offices of Charles E. Hutchinson
  • Estate Planning, Business Law
  • Illinois
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Charles is a creative problem solver and long time resident of Illinois. He has lived in Wilmette since 2011 with his wife and their three children. He received his B.A. in History from the University of Kentucky. He has a Juris Doctorate from Chicago's John Marshall Law School and is licensed to practice in Illinois. Charles is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, Phi Delta Phi honorary Legal Society, and the Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce.

Following his entrepreneurial spirit he has had since a child, Charles started his firm right out of law school. Having his own firm allows him to follow what he believes to be a core truth, "The first priority is the clients", not the billable hours required of large law firms in the area. From the very beginning the idea behind the Law Offices of Charles E. Hutchinson, Esq. was to help people protect and safeguard their assets for themselves, and for future generations to enjoy.

When Charles isn't in the office, you might find him coaching one of his children's soccer teams, baseball or softball teams.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
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  • English
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois  # 6313092
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Legal Answers
11 Questions Answered

Q. Can they put a lien on my moms house over my deceased dads debt that she didnt agree to?
A: Yes they can. I agree with Robert. In short, the roofer did work on the house. You mother, living there, is benefiting from the work done. The roofer has a valid claim and can put a lien on the home.
Q. I live in Illinois, Im turning 18 in 5 days, when i turn 18 im wanting to go live with my boyfriend in Pennsylvania.
A: The car and the phone belong to your parents because they are titled under their name. Yes, your parents have total control over their use. These items were not "gifts" but things which your parents own and let you use. If you do take the car and phone and refuse to return them if asked, you could be charged with theft.
Q. I recieved a check made out to my deceased brother. Can I cash it by signing it in his name and undersigning it in mine?
A: Typically a bank will not accept that. Signing your brother's name is a forgery. Acting as though your brother has signed the check over to you is a fraud. More important is from whom or where is the check? Does your deceased brother deserve the money? If you take the money, and it turns out that the payment was made in error, you will be required to repay it. As to what you should do - there are too many variables and unknowns to properly answer that.
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Law Offices of Charles E. Hutchinson
607 9th Street
Wilmette, IL 60091
Telephone: (312) 259-0672