Probate Law Attorney In Illinois
At Rutter Family Law LLC, we offer capable and skilled legal service in probate proceedings and estate administration for clients throughout northern Illinois. If you need legal assistance in this area, we advise you to contact the firm to schedule a consultation with a Geneva probate lawyer to discuss your situation and needs. Serving as a representative of an estate is a serious responsibility and one in which you will need knowledgeable legal counsel for guidance throughout the process. You will want to ensure that both you and the estate are protected and that any problems or complications are handled effectively and per the law.
A Geneva Probate Law Firm
Probate is the court-supervised process where an appointed representative handles the administration of an estate of a deceased person. The representative is responsible for identifying and collecting all of the property and assets, paying any financial obligations made against the estate, and distributing the remaining balance to the proper beneficiaries and heirs. The probate process is governed by state law, which sets forth the procedure for the settlement of an estate.
Many factors will determine how and if an estate is probated, including the value of assets and how they are titled, whether or not the decedent left a valid will, whether the estate is contested, and other considerations. Probate administration may be either supervised, requiring court approval for most actions taken by a representative or they may be independently administered, which allows the representative to take action without prior approval. Representatives are responsible for notifying and dealing with creditors, heirs & other beneficiaries, with the collection, valuation, management, and liquidation where necessary of property and assets, such as real estate, investments, business interests, valuable collections & personal property.
As in any legal matter, complications can arise which may require knowledgeable legal counsel. To ensure that your probate is resolved correctly, you should rely on an experienced probate lawyer from Rutter Family Law LLC.
Rutter Family Law LLC offers valuable legal guidance to families throughout Illinois who want to protect assets after a spouse, parent, or loved one passes. Contact Rutter Family Law LLC for effective representation in the following matters:
Estate Administration - legal counsel for executors and trustees; independent administration of wills and trusts according to the Illinois probate code
Probate Administration - representing beneficiaries, family members and other interested parties in probate court, estate disputes and will contests
Guardianship - Illinois probate court oversees guardianship matters regarding the rights of disabled adults. Probate guardianship provides a way of managing assets for an incompetent individual who does not have an estate plan.
Small Estate Affidavit - If a decedent's assets are $100,000, and certain requirements are met. Those assets can pass to the beneficiaries using a small estate affidavit.
We are committed to personal service and giving clients the specialized attention they deserve. For effective probate court representation, please call (630) 940-9107.
The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can discuss your options and how best to help you achieve the results that you need in your situation. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 630.940.9107 or send us an email.