Vernon Hills Probate Attorneys Explain Intestate Succession


You have undoubtedly been urged by well-meaning family and friends to take the time to get started on your estate plan. The first step in estate planning, for most people, is to execute a Last Will and Testament, which you have yet to do. Part of the reason you don’t have a Will is because you don’t really see the need for one. Like many people, you are under the impression that in the absence of a large and/or valuable estate, there is no real need for a Will. This is a common misconception in estate planning. The truth, however, [Read more…] The post Vernon Hills Probate Attorneys Explain Intestate Succession appeared first on Hedeker Law.
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Lincolnshire Probate Attorneys Provide Tips for the First-Time Executor


If you recently lost a family member, or someone else close to you, you are undoubtedly going through a difficult time full of strong emotions. If the decedent named you as the Executor of his/her estate, you may be wondering how you can possibly focus on the practical and legal aspects of probate when you are still grieving the loss of your loved one, particularly if this is the first-time you have served as an Executor. It certainly will not be easy; however, with the advice and guidance of your loved ones, along with an experienced probate attorney, you can [Read more…] The post Lincolnshire Probate Attorneys Provide Tips for the First-Time Executor appeared first on Hedeker Law.
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Common Probate Mistakes to Avoid


When a family member or loved ones dies, it is typically a time filled with heightened emotions and difficult decisions. The last thing most people want to think about are the practical and legal ramifications of their loved one’s death. If, however, you were named as the Executor of the estate in the decedent’s Last Will and Testament, or you have been elected to handle the probate of the estate if the decedent died intestate (without a Will), you will be forced to consider those aspects of the decedent’s death. If this is the first time you have administered an [Read more…] The post Common Probate Mistakes to Avoid appeared first on Hedeker Law.
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How Do I Probate a Will?


If you recently lost a family member or loved one, the last thing you may wish to think about are the practical and legal ramifications of your loved one’s death. If, however, you were named as the Executor of the estate in the decedent’s Last Will and Testament, you are obligated to focus on the probate of the estate. If you have never served as the Executor of an estate before, you may not know where to start. Although no two estates are exactly the same, there are some common steps you will likely need to take when you probate [Read more…] The post How Do I Probate a Will? appeared first on Hedeker Law.
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Navigating the Illinois Probate Process


Were you recently informed that you are the Executor of the estate of a recently deceased loved one? If so, and you have never served as an Executor before, you are likely wondering where to start. Navigating the Illinois probate process can be complicated, particularly when you are also grieving the loss of a loved one. Although the probate process is never exactly the same for any two estates, there are some common steps in the process. Ideally, you should retain the assistance of an experienced Illinois estate planning attorney to help you probate the estate; however, it may also [Read more…] The post Navigating the Illinois Probate Process appeared first on Hedeker Law.
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Navigating the Illinois Probate Process


Were you recently informed that you are the Executor of the estate of a recently deceased loved one? If so, and you have never served as an Executor before, you are likely wondering where to start. Navigating the Illinois probate process can be complicated, particularly when you are also grieving the loss of a loved one. Although the probate process is never exactly the same for any two estates, there are some common steps in the process. Ideally, you should retain the assistance of an experienced Illinois estate planning attorney to help you probate the estate; however, it may also [Read more…] The post Navigating the Illinois Probate Process appeared first on Hedeker Law.
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What to Expect in an Illinois Probate Court


Whether you are aware of it or not, there is a fairly good chance that you will find yourself in an Illinois probate court, if you are an Illinois resident, at some point in your life. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of probate and/or with the types of legal matters typically handled in a probate court it would be a good idea to educate yourself now before you find yourself in the middle of a probate matter. With that in mind, the following provides a basic guide for what you might expect in an Illinois probate court. The [Read more…] The post What to Expect in an Illinois Probate Court appeared first on Hedeker Law.
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