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
  • Business Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois  # 6313092
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Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. Can you disinherit a minor from your will in Illinois?
A: A person can make a claim of disinheritance in their will, yes. It must be an act of affirmation - in other words you need to state that you are disinheriting person "X". The disinherited party would still have an opportunity to show cause to a judge as to why they should take of the estate, however.
Q. Can a bank sell a vehicle from an estate sale without entering in the estate auction for everyone to bid?
A: If you turned title to the car over to the bank, then yes - they own the car and can do with it what they want. Unless you have a written agreement with the bank that obligates them to put the car up for auction so you could bid on the vehicle, the bank had no requirement to do that.
Q. I have a question about parents cremains. Sister has my moms and I'd like them split along with my dads.
A: The easy answer to this is "no", your mother's ashes do not legally belong to your sister. I hope the two of you can work out this matter amicably and not have to take it to court.
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Law Offices of Charles E. Hutchinson
607 9th Street
Wilmette, IL 60091
Telephone: (312) 259-0672
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