Probate is the only way to change legal title of a deceased person’s assets. Even if a person has a will, the estate has to go through probate.
The probate court makes sure the will is valid, hears any objections to the will, makes sure creditors are paid first, and may supervise the distribution of the remaining assets as the will directs.
If the person did not have a will, the probate court appoints someone to pay creditors and distribute the assets according to the intestacy laws of Illinois.
If the person had a trust but it wasn’t completely funded – that is, the person did not put all of their assets in the trust – the probate court steps in.
If a loved one of yours has died and you find yourself having trouble accessing or transferring assets, don’t despair. We can help.
You Are Not Alone.
We know that you’ve probably never dealt with probate. And trust us, it can be very confusing. We know. We also understand that this is a crisis time for you. Not only are you trying to navigate these proceedings, you’re also in mourning for your loved one.
Don’t worry. You’re not alone.
We are probate attorneys and we will handle the probate administration for you. We have the experience to help make sure that your loved one’s estate is handled quickly and efficiently. We’ll do everything we can to make this process go as smoothly for you as possible. And we’ll do it in an empathetic, understanding manner. You have our respect.
We’re a better option than going through probate alone. Contact our office and talk to a probate attorney today.