The Probate Process in Illinois from Hedeker Law, Ltd. Anyone who has an original copy of the decedent’s Last Will and Testament is legally required to submit the Will, along with a petition to open probate, to the appropriate probate court in order to open the probate of the estate. If no Will is located, any adult can petition the court to start the probate process. Learn more about the probate process in Illinois in this presentation.
Trust Basics in Illinois from Hedeker Law, Ltd. At its most basic, a trust is a relationship whereby property is held by one party for the benefit of another. A trust is created by a Settlor, who transfers property to a Trustee. The Trustee holds that property for the trust’s beneficiaries. Learn more about trust basics in Illinois in this presentation.