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Komie and Associates

Illinois Probate Attorney

Springfield probate dispute lawyer

Lawyer Representing Clients in Probate Litigation in Chicago, Springfield and Throughout the State

After someone dies, a number of legal requirements must be met by the executor of their estate, who will carry out their last wishes and distribute property to their heirs. Depending on the extent of the estate's assets and whether any disputes arise over the terms of a will or trust, this process often requires litigation in probate court. In these cases, you need an experienced attorney who can help you meet your legal requirements and represent you in any estate disputes.

Skilled Representation Throughout the Probate Process

With over 40 years of experience representing clients in civil litigation, Attorney Stephen M. Komie has the knowledge you need to complete the probate process quickly and efficiently while helping you resolve any disputes that may arise. The attorneys of Komie and Associates can provide you with the legal help you need in probate court, including:

  • Verifying the validity of a will and determining whether probate will be necessary.
  • If no will exists, helping heirs understand how Illinois' Intestate Succession laws apply to the administration of the estate.
  • Filing petitions to discover an estate's assets, including any property which an interested person may be attempting to conceal.
  • Determining whether certain assets are not subject to probate, such as property held in a trust, property held jointly with a surviving owner, or investment accounts or life insurance plans with a living beneficiary.
  • Filing the last will and testament in probate court.
  • Locating and notifying heirs and creditors of the estate.
  • Filing necessary documentation, including an inventory of the estate's assets and a detailed record of how the property was distributed.
  • Understanding tax requirements, filing tax returns for the estate, and assisting with paying any outstanding taxes.
  • Resolving disputes over guardianship of minor children, power of attorney, and healthcare directives.
  • Resolving any other outstanding legal issues related to the estate.

Contact an Illinois Probate Litigation Lawyer

The probate process can be complicated, and it requires documents to be filed and legal processes to be completed in a timely manner. If you have been named as the executor of an estate, our knowledgeable attorneys can help you understand whether probate is necessary, make sure you have met all your legal requirements, and represent you in probate litigation to ensure that your loved one's wishes are carried out correctly. Contact our Illinois probate litigation attorneys today at 312-263-2800 for a free consultation. We serve clients in Chicago, Peoria, Springfield, Rock Island, LaSalle, and throughout Illinois.

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