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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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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 Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Nursing Home Abuse
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner, Lawyer
Sexauer Law, P.C.
- Current
Ruben Garca, P.C.
The John Marshall Law School
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Dean's Scholarship
The John Marshall Law School
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar  # 6311374
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Articles & Publications
2014 Supplement of Guardianship for Disabled Adults, Advance Directives and Mental Health Law
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
Center for Conflict Resolution
Websites & Blogs
Sexauer Law PC
Legal Answers
36 Questions Answered

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!
Q. My husband passed with no will. His children are telling me they want his 2 trucks, motorcycle and trailer?
A: I’m SO sorry to hear about this; how awful. A surviving spouse is entitled to half the assets of a deceased spouse. Please call me at (312) 300-4743 to discuss, if you’d like.
Q. My dad passed (no spouse) and in his will left everything to my sister and myself.
A: I'm so sorry to hear of your recent losses. It must be an awful time for you. Unfortunately yes, now that your sister passed away, her half will go to he heirs, which happens to be her husband. \ If you'd like to discuss this by phone, I'd be happy to. My phone number is (312)300-4743.
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150 N. Michigan Ave Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60601
Telephone: (312) 300-4743
Fax: (312) 300-4893