Kendall County Probate and Appointment of Executor Attorney

Hiring an experienced probate attorney is an important investment decision.  After the death of a loved one, the legal process ad additional concern and grief to family members.  Probate and the estate administration process is a time consuming and confusing process. 

When a person dies in the State of Illinois, probate may be required if the person does not have the proper estate planning documents or designated beneficiaries highlighted.  In the alternative, loved ones never assumed that the decedent’s last will and testament would require a legal process called “probate court”. 

Probate court is the court process in the State of Illinois of deciding who shall inherit a decedent’s assets and how the decedent’s liabilities would be paid.  Additionally, the probate court addresses issues such as who should be appointed as the executor or independent administrator of a person’s estate. 

EXPERIENCED AND CARING KENDALL COUNTY PROBATE ATTORNEYS

Sean Robertson and Robertson Legal Group, LLC are experienced probate and estate administration attorneys that work with clients in DuPage County, Kane County, Kendall County, Will County, and Grundy County.  Sean Robertson is an experienced probate and estate planning attorney with greater than fourteen (14) years of legal experience in the areas of estates and trusts and probate.  Sean Robertson is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his undergraduate degree.

More importantly, Sean Robertson has a substantial amount of real estate experience unlike most probate and estate planning attorneys.  Sean Robertson works closely with a small title company where we address probate and real estate concerns on a daily basis when loved ones pass away without the proper plan.  Often, probate attorneys believe that the probate process is necessary when probate may be unnecessary to address the real estate related concerns.

Whether you want to be appointed as an executor of your loved one’s estate or want guidance in assisting you with the roles and responsibilities of being an executor or administrator of a last will and testament, Robertson Legal Group, LLC can assist you.  The probate and appointment of executor legal process will be a smooth process with our law firm.  Generally, the executor of the estate manages the estate for the benefit of the heirs and legatees.

Robertson Legal Group, LLC can assist you with the following things:

  • Filing the Last Will and Testament within thirty (30) days after a person’s death;
  • Filing Small Estate Affidavits for small estates where probate may not be required;
  • Drafting Quit Claim Deeds and Affidavit of Heirships to avoid the probate process and clear up real estate title issues;
  • Opening up a probate estate and appointment of an executor of an estate;
  • Filing Petitions for Letters of Administration and Petition for Probate of Will and For Letters Testamentary;
  • Managing a decedent’s funeral and burial expenses in coordination with the executor or proposed executor;
  • Settling the decedents and estates debts and liability concerns;
  • Preparing the required inventory to be filed with the court within 90 days;
  • Closing the probate estate; and
  • Selling real estate, which must be probated through the Court System.

ALTERNATIVES TO PROBATE COURT IN YORKVILLE, OSWEGO, PLAINFIELD, AND JOLIET IL

Sean Robertson and Robertson Legal Group, LLC understand that probate court is the last resort.  There are alternative solutions to probate court.  Often, heirs are in agreement and probate court may be avoided simply by filing out an Affidavit of Heirship and a Quit Claim Deed to transfer real estate title to the appropriate party or parties.  Ownership of real estate is a big reason why people come to a probate and estate planning attorney.  We have helped a lot of clients who went to other probate attorneys who were going to undertake the probate process when it was unnecessary. 

Unfortunately, most probate attorneys are not skilled at real estate law.  Sean Robertson and Robertson Legal Group, LLC are different because we do a lot of work for a small title company and major banks and mortgage lenders such as:

  • NuMark Credit Union;
  • Busey Bank;
  • Compass Mortgage;
  • Neighborhood Loans, Inc.;
  • United Wholesale Mortgage;
  • Loan Depot, LLC;
  • Cross Country Mortgage;
  • Flagstar Bank;
  • Nations Lending Corporation; and
  • Many others.

We handle their simple to tough real estate files where people are looking to refinance their property and/or sell their property and they have legal title issues.  Sean Robertson and his team at Robertson Legal Group, LLC are experienced at real estate title issues and solutions.

AFFIDAVIT OF HEIRSHIP ATTORNEY IN YORKVILLE, PLANO, OSWEGO, AND JOLIET

What is an Affidavit of Heirship?  An Affidavit of Heirship is used in two (2) ways.  First, an Affidavit of Heirship is used in Illinois probate court matters to properly inform the court about who are the appropriate heirs of a decedent.  Second, an Affidavit of Heirship is used to clean up title issues and explain who the appropriate heirs of an estate are.  Simply put, an Affidavit of Heirship is the heirship of a decedent or a deceased person to show who are the appropriate heirs of a deceased person.  Obituaries, birth certificates, death certificates, and many other documents are used to prove heirship.

Real Estate Title Transfer Issues:  An affidavit of heirship is often used to clear up title issues surrounding a deceased person.  Often, if the relatives are working in an uncontested issue, an affidavit of heirship is a good alternative to probate court.  Probate court is recommended, but often, heirs do not want to incur the expense and length of probate proceedings.  One of the advantages of the probate process is cutting off a decedent’s legal liabilities. 

SMALL ESTATE AFFIDAVIT ATTORNEY IN YORKVILLE, OSWEGO, PLANO, PLAINFIELD, AND JOLIET

What is a Small Estate Affidavit?  Illinois allows small estates as defined as estates with less than $100,000 in personal property to forego the official probate process.  A small estate affidavit is an alternative to probate court.  A Small Estate Affidavit is a legal document providing information about a decedent’s heirs and loved ones, which is used to access bank accounts, life insurance proceeds, and other assets, which cannot be transferred without a small estate affidavit.

Sean Robertson and Robertson Legal Group, LLC are your experienced small estate affidavit attorneys in Naperville serving DuPage County, Kane County, Kendall County, Will County, and Grundy County.  We assist you by providing you an interview form to fill out the relevant heir and financial information to access the decedent’s personal property.  Next, we fill out the small estate affidavit and finally, you sign and notarize the small estate affidavit.  After this, you should be able to access the decedent’s accounts at the financial institution where his or her accounts are held.

EXPERIENCED PROBATE AND ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEYS IN YORKVILLE, OSWEGO, PLAINFIELD, JOLIET, AND PLANO IL

Sean Robertson and his team of six (6) professionals assist you with every aspect of the probate and non-probate process.  Our team of professionals and attorneys are skilled, caring and thorough.  We are also timely and responsive.  Sean Robertson has over fourteen (14) years of legal experience assisting with estates and trusts, probate and guardianship, small estate affidavits, and affidavits of heirship.  Sean Robertson resides in Yorkville, Illinois and has offices in Naperville and Shorewood, Illinois.  Sean Robertson and Robertson Legal Group, LLC may be reached at 630-882-9117.

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