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When a loved one passes away, someone must manage and distribute the estate. A well-executed estate plan helps to simplify the distribution process. When a thorough plan is not in place, or the plan drafted does not take measures to avoid it, the estate may have to go through the court-managed process of probate. At Russo Law Offices, our Hinsdale probate lawyer assist clients with drafting detailed estate plans that help avoid the probate process. We also help clients who do not want a living trust, but who know that a well-drafted will is essential to a smooth probate process. In addition, our attorneys work with clients who are navigating the probate process.

To learn more about asset distribution, contact our estate planning attorneys today at (630) 608-6697.

What is the Probate Administration Process?

A probate proceeding is initiated in the decedent's county of residence. The court will oversee independent administration or supervised administration depending on the complexities of the case.

The steps of the process typically involve:

  • Filing a petition with the probate court
  • Sending notice to heirs and the public
  • Appointing an executor or administrator
  • Preparing an inventory of the estate
  • Administering claims of creditors
  • Selling assets
  • Filing and paying of taxes
  • Distributing assets to beneficiaries

How Can I Avoid Probate in Illinois?

In Illinois you can do the following to avoid the probate process:

  • Create a revocable living trust
  • Set up payable-on-death accounts
  • Create a joint ownership
  • Ensure that proper beneficiaries are named

Working to Execute the Best Plan for Your Circumstances

The lawyers at Russo Law Offices work with heirs, beneficiaries, executors, and trustees to solve and complete estate administration. We also work with individuals who wish to create an estate plan and take measures to avoid probate when possible. If you need a probate lawyer or have any questions regarding estate planning, our Hinsdale probate attorneys can help. Located in Hinsdale, Illinois, we serve clients throughout the Chicago area including Cook, Lake, Will, and DuPage counties. We know you are busy, so we work hard to make your interaction as convenient as possible.

Contact us at (630) 608-6697 to set up an appointment. We are available evening and weekend hours upon request.

Efficient and Effective Solutions You Can Trust

  1. Drafting wills
  2. Establishing trusts
  3. Probate proceedings
  4. Establishing health care directives
  5. Executing powers of attorney
  6. Long-term care planning
  7. Medicaid and Medicare planning
  8. Creating living wills and health proxies
  9. Guardianships and conservatorships
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