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Stephanie Sexauer

Stephanie Sexauer

Owner, Probate Practice, Sexauer Law, P.C.
  • Probate, Elder Law, Estate Planning ...
  • Illinois
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Biography

Ms. Sexauer focuses her practice on probate matters, including: elder law, guardianship, estate planning, wills, trusts, and will contests. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Stephanie speaks Spanish fluently and is regularly selected by Cook County judges to serve as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem for disabled adults. Stephanie also serves on the Judicial Evaluation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association.

Practice Areas
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Nursing Home Abuse
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner, Lawyer
Sexauer Law, P.C.
- Current
Attorney
Ruben Garca, P.C.
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Education
The John Marshall Law School
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Awards
Dean's Scholarship
The John Marshall Law School
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar  # 6311374
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
2014 Supplement of Guardianship for Disabled Adults, Advance Directives and Mental Health Law
IICLE
Speaking Engagements
Vice Chair, CBA Young Lawyer Section's Estates and Trusts Group Annual Seminar, Chicago Bar Association 321 S. Plymouth Court Chicago, IL 60603
Chicago Bar Association
Moderated a 3 hour panel on pitfalls in estate planning, estate administration, and guardianship.
Vice Chair, CBA Youn Lawyer
Certifications
Mediator
Center for Conflict Resolution
Websites & Blogs
Website
Sexauer Law PC
Blog
Legal Answers
38 Questions Answered
Q. My mother passed away with an irrevocable family trust. Under the terms I am the beneficiary. How do I get assets?
A: Hi there, To start off, I'm really sorry to hear you're going through this. From what you say, it sounds like your father is wrongfully withholding/assets from you. I'd be happy to speak with you about some options, if you'd like to give me a call at (312)300-4743 or send me an email at sms@sexauerlaw.com. Best, Stephanie Sexauer
Q. How does Guardianship relate to marital rights? My husband had a stroke July1 and his kids showed up with signed Power
A: I'm so sorry to hear about these circumstances. I think you may need to consider hiring an attorney to have better communications with your husband's children to reach a resolution.
Q. My mother fell in her apartment and wasn't found for a period of time. She was not able to give the hospital my number.
A: If by "ward of Illinois", you mean she's now legally a disabled person and the Office of the State Guardian was appointed to be her guardian, I think it would make sense for you to reach out to them. They take care of a lot of people who don't have family, and if you're able to keep your mother safe (even from California), they'll likely be happy to help you take over the job. You should also consider hiring your own attorney who is well-versed in adult guardianship/probate/elder law to help you. Good luck!
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Contact & Map
Sexauer Law, P.C.
150 N. Michigan Ave Suite 2800
Chicago, IL 60601
Telephone: (312) 300-4743
Fax: (312) 300-4893
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed