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Guardianships

Chicago Probate Lawyers

Representing Clients in the Probate or Estate Administration Process

If you were named as the executor in a will, Jill M. Metz & Associates can help you with the legal requirements for distributing the deceased’s estate. We will appear in court as required, as well as assist in the transfer of assets, the resolution of claims, and the implementation of the decedent’s estate plan. The laws are complex, and professional legal advice in this area is important.

If you are a beneficiary of someone who is deceased, Jill M. Metz & Associates will help represent your interests at this difficult time and can further guide you through the probate process and assist you in determining the legal proceeding that is best suited for your situation. We will appear in court as required, assist in the transfer of assets, the resolution of claims, and the implementation of the decedent’s estate plan. The laws are complex, and professional legal advice in this area is important.

Our clients appreciate the firm’s sound advice, discretion, and deep concern for their well-being and that of their families. In assisting you through the probate process, we will review your situation, explore your values, and discuss your goals for yourself and your family and the process by which they can be best achieved.

Probate is the public process of:

  • Filing and validating the will in court
  • Paying all the debts and taxes of the deceased person
  • Dividing up the assets according to the will or Illinois law

The administrator of the estate will oversee the property and has the right to sign documents, sell property, and distribute assets on behalf of the estate. This process can be further complicated if the deceased left no will, or had complicated finances.

When the estate is considered a small estate and there is no real estate to transfer, probate may not be necessary. In this case, typically only a small estate affidavit is required.

Contact Probate Attorneys in Chicago

For more information about legal services during the probate or estate administration process in Illinois, contact our law firm to schedule a consultation.

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