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    • When to Hire a Probate Attorney in Illinois

      The loss of a loved one is a difficult time, and on top of emotional burdens, there are often legal matters to address. In Illinois, probate is the court process that oversees the administration of an estate, ensuring debts are settled and assets are distributed according to the deceased’s wishes (or by state law if…

    • Minimizing Probate Costs in Illinois

      After a person passes away, there are situations where their estate will enter into probate. During this time, the court will administer and distribute the deceased’s assets and pay off any debts. While it is often necessary, probate can be a costly and time-consuming process.  However, there are strategies you can use to reduce these…

    • Contesting a Will in Illinois

      Challenging a will is never an easy process. Many times, family members and other interested parties will question the validity of the will. As you can imagine, that leads to plenty of legal concerns and family challenges. However, this document must be authentic and respect the wishes of the decedent. If you want to know…

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    • probate process

      Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult experience. However, dealing with legal matters can add to the emotional pain and stress of these events. No one wants to go through probate, but it is an unfortunate process for many estates. If you find yourself in this position, here are a few facts about how…

    • trust avoiding probate

      When you are creating an estate plan, more than likely, you will want to avoid probate. This process can be a long, arduous, and an expensive proceeding. Along with that, this can be a difficult experience for your beneficiaries. If you want to look for a better way to provide for your loved ones, it…

    • choosing the right executor or trustee

      When it comes to estate planning, one of the most important decisions centers around choosing an executor or trustee. These individuals will be responsible for managing your estate after you pass. Additionally, they must be there to ensure your wishes are carried out by distributing your assets to your intended beneficiaries. For that reason, you…

    • adult and minor guardianship

      Many jurisdictions across the country have provisions for those who want to apply to be a guardian for a minor child or an adult. Proceeding through this process can be complicated. However, with the help of an attorney, you can understand all the benefits and challenges of gaining guardianship of another individual. Here are a…

    • probate process

      After someone dies, their assets go through a process known as probate. With that, the courts will ensure that their will is valid, along with identifying and distributing the property. Often, it can be lengthy and time-consuming.  How can you better prepare yourself to navigate the probate process in Illinois? Here are a few tips:…

    • Illinois probate

      After someone passes away, their estate may end up in probate. Generally, this process involves ensuring that the deceased individual’s will is valid. The court will also identify and distribute their property to the person’s heirs. Many people want to avoid these proceedings because they are lengthy and costly. Is probate required in Illinois? Here…