Protecting Your Rights In Estate Administration
Being named the administrator or executor 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.
The attorneys at the Blacha Law Office serve clients in all aspects of estate administration. We work with clients throughout greater Chicago, including residents of DuPage, Will, Cook, Kane and Kendall counties. If you have been named as another person’s administrator, we 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
- Opening a probate administration without a will
- Completing an inventory of the assets in the estate (with or without a will)
- 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
- 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 nearly two decades, we have helped administrators work through the probate process efficiently and effectively. We also represent beneficiaries to protect their interests. We encourage you to reach out to us as soon as possible, as mistakes made early in the process can be hard to undo later.