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Protecting Your Rights In Estate Administration

Being named the administrator of another person's estate is a measure of the trust and confidence that person has placed in you. At the same time, it is a big responsibility. This is a time when the advice of an experienced probate attorney is essential.

I am Monika Blacha, an estate administration attorney serving clients in Naperville and the collar counties of DuPage, Cook, Kane, Kendall and Will. If you have been named as another person's administrator, I offer a free initial consultation to explain what is required of you.

Guiding You Though The Illinois Probate Process

As your lawyer, I can guide you through the necessary legal steps such as:

  • Submitting the will to the probate court for approval
  • Completing an inventory of the assets in the estate
  • Publishing required legal notices
  • Paying bills that need to be paid (and protecting the estate from false claims)
  • Distributing assets to those who are supposed to receive them
  • Assisting with sales of assets such as real estate
  • Filing taxes and completing a final accounting of the estate

The job of the administrator can be simplified if the will specifies independent administration. The alternative is a supervised administration. With independent administration, the administrator generally has considerably more discretion as compared to the supervised administration process.

For more than 15 years, I have helped administrators work through the probate process efficiently and effectively. I also represent beneficiaries to protect their interests. I encourage you to reach out to me as soon as possible, as mistakes made early in the process can be hard to undo later.

Contact Our Probate Law Firm In Naperville Today

To discuss your estate planning needs, call me at 630-283-1987 or email my firm. My law office is conveniently located just off Interstate 88 in Naperville. I am fluent in Polish.