Probate Law Pekin, IL
What is a Probate Proceeding?
A probate proceeding is court-supervised legal procedure for when someone dies. This procedure is not always required, and the rules vary by state. In Illinois, a probate is required if:
- The deceased person has some assets that are solely owned instead of jointly owned, and
- The assets are valued, in total, for more than $100,000
Even if you create a will, a probate could still be required. If you own a home, it is likely that your assets would be valued at $100,000 or more. The average probate takes between six to nine months, but complications can cause the process to take longer. Brave Law Center, P.C. is here to help you navigate through the probate process. If you need assistance with probate law in Pekin, IL call us today at (309) 685-7900.
What if There is No Executor?
An executor is the person entrusted with making sure the deceased person’s last wishes are carried out. If the deceased person did not leave a will, then an executor has not been named. If this happens, someone must step up and request to become the administrator from the probate court. The roles of executors and administrators are the same, and they are both often referred to as personal representatives. A personal representative will be able to hire an attorney to assist with the probate process and complete the necessary paperwork for the court.
How Can an Attorney Help?
At Brave Law Center, P.C., our team of attorneys is fully licensed and can offer any assistance you need during your probate case. Some of these services include:
- Asset transfers
- State and federal taxes
- Debt payments
- Trust administration
- Valuation of assets
- And more!