Losing a love, one is a difficult moment in one’s life. Probating a Will is the beginning process in distributing your loved one’s assets to family members. The Yorkville Courts will ratify the appointment of an executor to probate your loved one’s Will. In the alternative, your loved one failed to plan for their death through a will or revocable living trust, the Yorkville Courts will determine the rightful owners of the decedent’s estate (your loved one that died) and your executor can distribute the assets accordingly.
PROBATING A WILL
The first process in the estate administration process is filing the proposed will with the Kendall County Courts. Generally, the Will must (or should) be filed within 30 days after the decedent’s death with the Kendall County Courts. The Kendall County Probate Court will determine who should be appointed as an executor or independent administrator of the decedent’s estate. Probate court is empowered to make decisions regarding declaring the heirs eligible to receive an inheritance.
Any real and personal property may be distributed after the Kendall County Probate Court has appointed an executor and declared the rightful heirs. The estate assets will be distributed pursuant to 755 ILCS 5/4-13. The executor or the proposed executor must first file a Petition with the Kendall County Court. Second, the Will must be sought to be admitted into the Kendall County Court. A Yorkville Probate Attorney can assist you with the probate process in the Yorkville, Oswego, Plano, Newark, Bristol, Plainfield, Joliet, and Kendall County.
INTESTATE SUCCESSION AND DISTRIBUTION
Intestate succession is the process that is administered when a decedent does not leave a last will and testament. 755 ILCS 5/4-14. The Yorkville Probate Court will appoint an executor to administer the estate similar to as probating a will. A Yorkville probate lawyer is experienced at opening a probate estate in Kendall County. Attorney Sean Robertson and Gateville Law Firm are experienced Kendall County Probate Attorneys.
EXPERIENCED AND SKILLED IN PROBATE AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION
The lawyers of Gateville Law Firm are experienced in Kendall County Probate. Whether your loved one had a last will and testament, or no will or planning instrument, the lawyers of Gateville Law Firm can assist you. The principal of Gateville Law Firm has been licensed since 2004 and has substantial probate and estates and trusts experience. Attorney Robertson is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Attorney Robertson offers a free initial consultation at 630-780-1034 or via online contact form.