Inheritance when the Decedent Dies Without a Will

Inheritance when the Decedent Dies Without a WIll is governed by the Rules of Descent and Distribution in Illinois.  These rules in an Intestate Estate are the guidelines by which the assets of a decedent who dies intestate (without a will) are passed on after death.  Assets are only distributed after the payment of claims and expenses . . . → Read More: Inheritance when the Decedent Dies Without a Will

Contested Decedent’s Estate Issues

In the State of Illinois, a probate estate is required if the decedent died leaving assets in excess of $100,000, or owned real estate.  A decedent who dies without having a will, leaves an intestate estate.  A decedent who dies with a Will, leaves a testate estate.  Each type of estate poses different challenges for the . . . → Read More: Contested Decedent’s Estate Issues

Trust & Estate Administration

Trust and Estate Administration is the process by which assets are identified, collected and retitled, by a trustee or estate representative with or without the assistance of a probate attorney.   In the case of a trust, the assets of the trust are then administered according to the terms and provisions of the trust agreement or declaration.  . . . → Read More: Trust & Estate Administration