Our Services

-Complete Estate Plans

- Trust Only Plans

- Special Needs Planning

- Pet Trusts

- Life Insurance Trusts

- Estate Plan Reviews

- Estate Administration

- Residential Real Estate

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

Sat: 10am - 1pm

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1550 Spring Road, Suite 120
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Tel: (708) 497-6294

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About Us

About AvoidProbate

AvoidProbate's History and Growth


AvoidProbate is law ​firm dedicated to providing its clients with high quality estate planning at a price they can afford.  We start with the basic premise that everyone needs a quality estate plan.  Whether you're rich or poor, young or old, you owe it to your family and your wealth to put a plan in place.  At AvoidProbate, we make the process as easy as possible.  It starts with a user-friendly website that provides valuable information to its visitors and provides online tools like appointment scheduling and access to a client portal.  We then train our attorneys on how to properly ask questions and explain complicated legal topics in a way that is understable and useful for our clients.  Our internal systems allow us to prepare documents in an efficient, yet accurate, manner that provides for quick turnarounds to meet our self-imposed deadlines.  These documents are then executed with the client in the comfort of our offices where our friendly staff can ensure that they are signed properly.  Finally, our cloud-based storage system ensures that you and your family will always have access to your important documents.

Marc L. Gugliuzza

Attorney at Law and Certified Financial Planner

Mr. Gugliuzza is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He received a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree, with honors, from DePaul University before graduating cum laude from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He has also completed several classes towards a doctorate degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.While in law school, Mr. Gugliuzza was the student director of Loyola's Federal Tax clinic and was the CALI Award Recipient in the Estate Planning, Estate and Gift Tax, Federal Tax Clinic, and Advanced Legal Research courses (the CALI Award is given for the highest grade in a class).Following law school, Mr. Gugliuzza joined the firm of Spain, Spain & Varnet, P.C. in Chicago where he concentrated his practice in the fields estate planning, disability law, real estate law and general probate.

Mr. Gugliuzza was inspired early in his career by a book written by Norman Dacey named "How to Avoid Probate".  Mr. Dacey dedicated his career to educating the world on the burdens of probate and offered them a solution in the inter vivos trust.  Mr. Gugliuzza hopes to build on the work of Mr. Dacey in the modern age by using the internet as a well to educate people and provide them with the documents that were previously only available in books.

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