Tag Archives: Probate

Payment of Executors in Illinois Probate Explained

In this article we will explain payment of executors and administrators in Illinois probate cases. The executor or administrator of an Illinois probate case are known as the personal representative of the estate. Read more detail on Recent Real Estate … Continue reading

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Probate Denied For 5-Page Document In The Decedent’s Handwriting: It’s A Letter, Not A Will 

The decedent was a widow with no family. She had a close relationship with her neighbors. Shortly after a birthday party for the neighbors’ daughter, she handed the neighbors a check for $100, along with a 5-page document the decedent … Continue reading

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When to Hire A Probate Attorney in Illinois | Who Is Responsible for Probate Attorney Fees

In this article we explain when you should hire a probate attorney in Illinois, including: “should I hire an attorney for a small estate when probate is not necessary?”, “is an attorney required for Illinois probate estates?”, “when should an … Continue reading

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Who Selects the Executor for Probate Estates in Illinois? | How is an Estate Administrator Determined in Illinois?

In this article, we will explain how the role of executor or estate administrator is determined in Illinois probate estates. For some foundational information, check out our previous articles: What is Probate?: An Introduction to Probate in Illinois and What … Continue reading

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All about probate, part 2

Editor’s note: This is the second of two blog posts exploring probate: what it is, how it works and what Kentucky law has to say about this process. You can read the first in the series here. Leah Morrison, attorney … Continue reading

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