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Illinois law permits any interested party to file a will contest. A will contest must be filed with the probate court after a person’s death
Guardianship proceedings are complicated and involved, but for many families they provide the peace of mind that comes from knowing that an elderly loved one is being protected and well cared for.
If you have reason to believe that the executor is hiding assets or stealing them so as to avoid having to distribute them later pursuant to the will, a lawsuit may be necessary.
It seems in the short run, an online will can save you time and money. The truth of the matter is they can lead to expensive estate planning mistakes.
Illinois has adopted the Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act, which enables a creditor to obtain a court order voiding transfers of money that were made in order to avoid a judgement.
The sick and elderly are often exploited by the people closest to them. Illinois law protects individuals from exploitation by their fiduciaries by presuming that all transfers to such individuals are presumed to be fraudulent.
When a person dies, their heirs or beneficiaries may be a minor. However, minors are unable to open a bank account on their own.
Under Illinois law, an individual or business entity may file a lawsuit in probate proceeding. However, the individual or entity must have an actual legal interest in the probate estate in order to proceed with the lawsuit.
A living will helps a person prepare for a time in which they are suffering from a terminal condition. These conversations are difficult and emotional for families, however, it is necessary to have them during a time in which an illness or crisis is not occurring.