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Estate Administration & Probate
Lombard Office
630-426-0196
Chicago South Loop
312-528-3290

Illinois Attorneys for Probate and Estate Administration

Serving Clients in Arlington Heights, Lombard, and the Northwest Suburbs

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Death is difficult. Let us help ease you through the legal issues. We handle the administration of estates and trusts, from the simplest to the most complex situations. We can prepare small estate affidavits and trustee authorities. We can also handle larger administrations and probated estates. If someone you care about has become unable to handle their personal needs or financial affairs, protecting their interests and property is important. We can help you file a petition for guardianship or power of attorney to protect their interests.

The skilled attorneys at A. Traub & Associates can help you with all aspects of estate planning and probate administration. If you are administering a loved ones estate, we can help you do so quickly and cost effectively. We can help evaluate the validity of claims made against an estate and assist with the accountings that must take place after the estate has been opened. Likewise, we can enforce the terms of the will if it is not being administered properly.

Step-by Step Guidance with Your Estate Matters

When a loved one dies, it's important to have an attorney who can handle the appropriate documents during the probate estate and trust administration process. This includes validating a will and making sure all assets are transferred to the beneficiaries or surviving family members, accordingly.

At A. Traub & Associates, we concentrate on protecting families and individuals throughout the entire probate and estate administration process. Whether you are looking to create a will, trust, or set up a powers of attorney that will communicate your wishes in the future, we can help you.

Contested Estates in Illinois

Wills provide the ability for individuals to leave assets to those they wish in the event of their death. Sometimes wills may be invalid because they were signed without the testator (the person signing the will) having the mental capacity to know what they are doing. The testator may not know who they are leaving their estate in the care of. Or, they may have been coerced by force before passing away.

In other situations, the decedent (the person who has died) may not have had a will and it is confusing to determine who should be in charge of their estate. It is also more complicated to figure out who the decedent's heirs are (those who have the right to inherit from the decedent). Even more so, who will be receiving their property or in what shares. Sometimes it is a matter of the beneficiaries (the persons receiving the property) not agreeing how things should be divided. Or they disagree as to how the executor (the person in charge of the estate) is handling matters.

Contested estates occur in several different ways. Family members may file court complaints to contest the validity or authenticity of a decedent's will in a probate case (will contest). A contested estate can also occur if there is a dispute as to how the executor is handling the property and management of the estate. Also, it can occur when someone files a claim (they feel the decedent owes them money). Additionally, if the beneficiaries disagree as to how the property or assets of the decedent should be divided this could result in a contested estate.

If you suspect any issues like those noted above, or if want to ensure your assets are protected, it is important to seek qualified legal advice. Our experienced attorneys are available to discuss estates, wills, and trusts. We are also here to advocate for you in the court system to protect your interests as an administrator, executor, beneficiary, heir or a claimant.

Leave It to Us to Get the Job Done

We understand the emotional impact of losing a loved one and we offer comprehensive legal advice to all of our clients. Contact A. Traub & Associates to speak with our probate and estate administration attorneys today. Call 630-426-0196.

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