Meet Associate Attorney Brett J. Green

We’re delighted to introduce you to Brett J. Green, our esteemed associate attorney at Woods & Bates, P.C. Born and raised in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Brett has deep roots in our community, and his dedication to serving his fellow Illinois residents shines through in his legal career. Local Beginnings and Education Brett’s journey began at…

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What is Elder Law in Illinois?

At Woods & Bates, P.C., we understand that our legal needs change as we age. That’s where Elder Law comes in. It’s a branch of law that focuses on the unique challenges older adults and their families face. Since 1972, we’ve provided comprehensive legal services in Illinois, including Elder Law, ensuring our senior clients receive…

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What Happens When You Die?

At Woods & Bates, P.C., we’ve been committed since 1972 to providing comprehensive legal services in estate planning, real estate, and administration. Understanding what happens after you pass is crucial for anyone, but it doesn’t have to be daunting. Our approach is to simplify this process for you, ensuring that your wishes are respected, and…

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You’ve Been Served – Now What?

Woods & Bates, P.C. has proudly served Logan County, Tazewell County, and beyond since 1972. Our legacy is our commitment to quality legal services and a client-centric approach. Today, we tackle one of many individuals’ common concerns: what to do when you’ve been served with legal papers. Join us as we provide insights and guidance…

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I’m Buying a House. Should I Hire an Attorney?

Are you in the market for a new home in Illinois? It’s an exciting journey filled with intricate details and legal processes. At Woods & Bates, P.C., we understand that buying a home is one of your most significant investments. While hiring an attorney when buying a house in Illinois is not mandatory, having a…

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The Six Key Estate Planning Documents

Let’s dive into six critical estate planning documents and understand their significance.   1. Will, Your Legacy Blueprint A will is the foundational document of your estate plan. It dictates how you want your assets distributed after your death and can designate guardians for your minor children. State laws take precedence without a will, which…

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How Often Should I Review My Estate Plan in Illinois?

As the proud stewards of Woods & Bates, P.C. since 1972, serving Logan County, Tazewell County, and beyond, we understand the importance of staying ahead in the world of estate planning. We look forward to continuing the legacy of those who came before us by assisting our clients in their estate planning, real estate, and…

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Nursing Home Costs in Illinois: Are You Prepared?

As aging is an inevitable part of life, it is essential to address the potential challenges that may come with it, particularly the increasing costs of nursing home care. At Woods & Bates, P.C., since 1972, we have been providing quality legal services to Logan County, Tazewell County, and beyond. Our mission is to help…

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