Illinois Probate: The Basics

Illinois probate, the laws that deal with the collection and distribution of a dead person’s estate, can seem complex and unapproachable. However, it is possible in many cases to approach Illinois probate yourself. Read on for more information about do-it-yourself Illinois probate.

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Illinois Probate Procedure

Estates worth $100,000 or less can bypass the Illinois probate system completely. The successor, spouse, or adult-aged child of the decedent should file a Small Estate Affidavit requesting that the assets be released to the beneficiary without formal Illinois probate proceedings.

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