Probate

Probate - the settling of an estate after someone's death - can be costly and time-consuming. On average, Illinois probate...

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A codicil is a legal document to change or amend an existing will. Creating a valid, enforceable will requires a...

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A Small Estate Affidavit is a legal document filed with the probate court to establish ownership of property when the...

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Probate is a legal process to ensure that the deceased's will is valid and that any taxes and debts are...

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The state of Illinois is investigating a loophole in guardianship laws that has allowed some students from wealthy families to...

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Proper estate planning can minimize the amount of state and federal taxes that a beneficiary will have to pay after...

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In Illinois, the executor of an estate is required to gather and inventory all the assets that were in the...

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If you own real estate, a transfer on death deed (TOD) is an easy way for you to pass your...

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Not everyone is always happy with the terms of a will. Soon after someone dies, family members and close contacts...

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Unless they co-signed a loan or credit card or jointly own property, children are not personally responsible for their deceased...

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