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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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Harry P. March 31, 2021
Overcharged for services She was hired end of 2019 to file on our behalf to notify the court of misappropriation of funds involving a trust. She had a very aloof and laid back attitude and she often ran late to our hearings. This wasn’t to my liking but again this is a personal preference at this point. She took over three months to “research” the matter and her billing practices were interesting to say the least. She charged for emails, phone calls down to the minute. Best of all her legal assistant presented us an invoice using the same rates as a lawyer minus the credentials. When asked why her assistants rates were as so she replied by simply saying: “ Good catch”. Next she charged us for the time she spent consulting and talking over our case with the other and only other lawyer at her firm. Throughout my years I have never seen such type of charges unless additional counsel is needed. Keep in mind we hired her to file a fairly simple motion. Make a long story short she seemed knowledgeable but dragged her feet a lot and padded the bill a whole lot more charging down to the most minute of items. She even charged me for the email containing her final invoice. If you hire her keep a close eye on your billing cause she racks her fees fast and high. -
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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 Estate Administration, 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
48 Questions Answered
Q. How did my adult son, who I have financial guardianship, with no job and no savings take out a $43000 car loan withoutme
A: I'm so sorry to hear about this; fortunately and unfortunately, it sounds like your son is high functioning to the point he wants to drive his own car but doesn't have the capacity to understand what a car loan entails. In adult guardianships in Illinois, this is somewhat common. I've handled a few of these (gotten contracts voided) and while it's not always pleasant, it's very do-able. I wish you and your son the absolute best, and I do think you'll likely need an attorney to assist.
Q. our son passed away recently but did not have a will. He is umarried but has an 8 year old daughter. His estate is under
A: Sir, I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you're all hanging in there. While you can be the affiant of the Small Estate Affidavit, the only heir of the estate is your granddaughter. Because the amount of money she'll likely receive is over $10,000.00, there will need to be a minor guardianship probate estate opened to receive those funds. The attorney who assists you with this can likely also help you complete the Small Estate Affidavit (there are issues, like claims, that need to be ascertained and contemplated). I wish you the best of luck!
Q. My passed away last month. She had no will. Whap happen to her house and bank account?
A: I'm so sorry to hear about your loss; I hope you and your family are hanging in there. Considering there's real estate involved, it's very likely the estate will need to go through probate. Heirship needs to be determined, as well as the extent of assets/debts. In Illinois, it's required that you be bonded and have an attorney represent you. I wish you the best of luck.
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Sexauer Law, P.C.
180 N. LaSalle Street Suite 3700
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 (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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