Proven Representation For Illinois Probate
Blacha Law Office is committed to the personalized delivery of legal services for people involved in some of their most difficult personal circumstances. As part of this commitment, we can provide you with the legal guidance you need during the probate process after a loved one has passed or if a member of your family needs a legal guardianship. We strive to make the process transparent to you so you can focus on your life and your family.
What Is Probate?
Probate consists of the legal processes that must be navigated to administer an estate after a person’s death. The exact probate process differs depending on factors such as whether the person in question had a valid will at the time of their death.
If the person had a will, the probate process will likely involve:
- Filing a petition with the probate court to open the process
- Sending notices to any interested parties such as beneficiaries, close relatives and creditors
- Conducting an inventory of the estate’s financial assets and real property
- Distributing the estate’s assets according to the terms of the will
- Closing the estate (ending the probate process)
If the person died without a will or their will is judged by the probate court to be invalid, the probate court is left to handle the estate’s assets according to Illinois’ intestate laws. Disputes are another wrinkle that can arise throughout the process. From creditors pursuing legal claims to recover assets, to family members challenging the terms of a will, litigation is not uncommon. Our attorneys are prepared to resolve whatever issues arise throughout the probate process, so you can focus on what matters most.
Compassionate Probate Legal Guidance And Representation
At Blacha Law Office, we guide administrators, family members, heirs and others throughout the probate process. From simple cases involving a valid will to winding down complex estates, you can rely on our knowledgeable attorneys to take care of the legal issues so you can focus on grieving and moving on with your life.
We represent probate clients in a wide variety of probate and probate-related matters, including:
- Adult guardianships
- Estate administration
- Will contests
- Probate litigation
- Notification of heirs and creditors
Our personalized style lends itself well to resolving the needs of probate clients. Our Naperville and Joliet attorneys will work with you one-to-one to understand your specific family dynamics and tailor legal guidance accordingly during the probate process. Probate can often be difficult to understand. Our team will work with you to ensure that you understand the process and that your case proceeds through this process effectively.
Probate Does Not Have To Be A Pain
It is hard enough coming to grips with the loss of a loved one; the last thing you need is a legal mess adding to your stress.
Whether your situation involves a modest estate with a will or there is a minefield of family disputes, we can efficiently navigate the process, protect your interests and make sure your loved one’s wishes are respected. We bring decades of experience to every case, so we understand that different situations require different solutions. We have the seasoned legal judgment you need to understand all your legal options and cut through any misinformation you may have about probate law.
Personalized legal services also mean going beyond run-of-the-mill lawyer services. To best tailor our representation to you, we maintain an internal website and email system dedicated solely to communicating with you. Responsiveness to client communications and needs is a keystone of our practice.
Navigate Probate With Confidence
Learn more about our firm’s offerings by calling to schedule a free initial consultation concerning your probate needs. Call 630-283-1987 or email the firm. With offices in Naperville and Joliet, we serve clients throughout DuPage and Will counties.