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Filing Claims Against an Estate in Probate

Filing Claims Against an Estate in Probate If a person who owes you money dies, you have the right to file a claim against the decedent’s estate to attempt to obtain the compensation you are owed. It is a possibility that the deceased person had a last will and testament and their estate is in... Read more »

How to Contest a Will in Illinois

How to Contest a Will in Illinois A will is one of the most important documents used in an estate plan, allowing the testator to leave property to whomever they intend, name an executor of their estate, name a guardian for minor children, and more. And while wills can be used to mitigate tensions between... Read more »

Upon Death Do My Assets Automatically Transfer to My Spouse or Children?

Upon Death Do My Assets Automatically Transfer to My Spouse or Children? In Illinois, for those passing away without any estate planning, the rules of descent and distribution govern who inherits the assets of the deceased.  Considering that less than 50% of Americans have a Will, it is not unusual for the rules of descent and distribution... Read more »

How is Debt Treated in Probate?

How is Debt Treated in Probate? When a person passes away with debt, administration of the estate can be confusing for the family. On the one hand, you may have a will or trust that directs the distribution of assets to the beneficiaries. On the other hand, valid creditors have a right to be paid... Read more »

How to Transfer Car Title After Someone Passes Away

How To Transfer Car Title After Someone Passes Away For many people, cars can be significant assets of their estate. Upon passing, the family will have to determine how to transfer ownership of the car to a family member or how to sell it as an estate asset. But the process for transferring ownership of... Read more »

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