If I can no longer afford to pay the lawyer handling my deceased father-in-law’s estate and the estate is insolvent, what are my options?

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If I can no longer afford to pay the lawyer handling my deceased father-in-law’s estate and the estate is insolvent, what are my options?

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Asked on July 17, 2013 under Estate Planning, Illinois

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Based upon what you have written about, the attorney's compensation should be paid per statute and if the estate has no assets, then the attorney should withdraw if he or she is not willing to close the estate out and you can then consult with legal aid as to hoe to close the estate on your own.


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