Jenny Cruz-Pedroza - Attorney
JENNY CRUZ-PEDROZA has been licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois for over 15 years. She has been admitted before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. A graduate of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Jenny was a Member and Staff Editor of The John Marshall Law Review. Jenny received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from DePaul University in Chicago in 1998.
Jenny has several years of intellectual property experience from her work as an associate at a prominent Chicago trademark boutique firm. She also has experience in general practice matters, such as residential and commercial real estate, as well as business incorporation and LLC formation. Her focus on estate planning, including wills, trusts and powers of attorney, has evolved as a result of her sincere dedication to helping individuals. She works with her clients to achieve an effective and personalized estate plan by providing them with quality legal services. She also assists individuals in guardianship and probate matters.
Her caring and compassionate demeanor as well as her strong attention to detail makes her adept to this practice and her clientele.
A fluent Spanish speaker, Jenny regularly holds informational sessions regarding estate planning in both English and Spanish. It is her pledge to inform individuals of the importance of estate planning documents.
Jenny is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Puerto Rican Bar Association. She has served on the board of the Puerto Rican Bar Association and a past board member of L.U.C.H.A. (Latin United Community Housing Association), a Chicago based not for profit organization.
She lives in the southwest suburbs with her husband and three young children.
Estate planning is the process of arranging for the management and distribution of a person’s assets and wealth, both during their lifetime and after their death. The primary goal of estate planning is to ensure that your assets are transferred to your chosen beneficiaries in a manner that aligns with your wishes and minimizes the financial and legal complications associated with the transfer of assets.
A will is a legal document that specifies how your assets should be distributed upon your death. It allows you to name beneficiaries, appoint an executor to manage the distribution of your assets, and designate guardians for any minor children.
A living trust, also known as a revocable trust or a living revocable trust, is a legal arrangement that allows an individual (the “grantor” or “settlor”) to place their assets into a trust during their lifetime while retaining control over those assets. The living trust becomes effective during the grantor’s lifetime and can be modified or revoked by them at any time. Here are the key features and benefits of a living trust:
Power of Attorney
A power of attorney is a legal document that designates someone to act on your behalf if you become incapacitated and are unable to make financial or healthcare decisions.