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What is the Probate Process for a Small Estate?

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People should avail themselves of every possible opportunity to avoid the probate process because it can be tedious and time-consuming. Thankfully, Illinois does not require that every estate go through probate, as there is an exception for estates under a certain value. In Illinois, the requirement for an estate to be considered small is that it is valued at…

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Who Will the Court Appoint as an Adult Guardian?

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Disabled adults need people to manage their personal and financial affairs when they lack the capacity to do so. The court will appoint a guardian in a special proceeding. The court has the discretion to appoint who it wants, but it will usually consider certain factors before making the decision. Guardianship is a decision that the court weighs heavily…

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