Illinois Probate Help Blog

After someone dies, the Illinois probate process is the legal process through which a decedent’s assets are transferred after their death. Its goal is to determine who will inherit the decedent’s assets and to ensure…

As you get older, your living space needs may change. You might find that you don’t need as much room as you once did, or that maintaining a large home is becoming too difficult. If this is the case, downsizing may be the right option for you.

 

When it comes to inheritance, there can often be a lot of tension and conflict within families.  It can be hard to agree about who gets what, and emotions can run high.  Unfortunately, this can often lead to bad blood within the family and a breakdown of relationships…

When someone dies, their estate goes through a process called probate. This is a legal process that determines who gets the decedent’s property and assets. Unfortunately, many people make costly mistakes during probate. In this post, we’ll discuss the seven biggest mistakes people make in probate and how to avoid them.

When you inherit a house, it can be a blessing or a curse. On the one hand, you may have received a valuable asset that can provide financial security for you and your family. On the other hand, the house may come with a lot of baggage – memories of loved ones who have passed away…

Did you recently inherit your Mom’s house? Not only are you dealing with the pain of losing a loved one, but simultaneously you are dealing with having to settle their estate. I’ve written this article to help make the probate process as stress free as possible for you…

We have all seen the commercials for reverse mortgages, celebrity spokesmen touting how a reverse mortgage is a great way to help you live a better retirement. These commercials are geared toward older homeowners, and they share all the benefits of a reverse mortgage…

There are many reasons regarding the absence of a Will when someone passes. Most likely is that they never got around to it, or simply did not think it was necessary.  Statistics show that 6 out of 10 people in America die without a will. Despite the reason, it is still necessary to manage the property and possessions the decedent has left behind…

The last thing anyone wants to worry about after losing a loved one is arguing with their siblings, or other family members about their inheritance. While very few expect it, this is actually a common occurrence during the probate process and typically results from a disagreement over the division of assets…

The loss of a loved one is both an emotional and difficult time. While the grieving process is stressful enough, there are often a series of tasks that must be planned and addressed to ensure you will navigate the probate process without any issues…

The short answer is yes, it is possible to sell a house during probate proceedings in Illinois. However, the personal representative appointed by the court needs to follow all local ordinances…

Life is a journey, and through this journey there comes a time that we as adult children need to care for our aging parents. It’s only natural to not want to face the reality…