In Illinois there is a division of the court system called Probate. It serves to make decisions, based on the law of the State of Illinois, as to where a deceased persons assets – savings, investments, real estate – will go if that person does not have an Estate Plan. This would exclude property that may be held jointly by two or more people, whether married or not. The reasons to avoid probate are many: trouble, expense, the time involved – at least 6 months before all assets can be distributed. In addition, if there is a family situation where people may be in conflict; let’s say the last parent has died, and some adult children may be in dis-agreement, Probate can be a very unpleasant experience. If you have further questions, please contact me so we can talk further. Also, read testimonials and read experiences of my clients.


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