Since 1980, More Than 40 Years Of Experience In Probate Court
Navigating through the rules, procedures and complexities of probate court can be daunting. Most people have little or no experience with probate issues — often probate issues are the first contact individuals have with the legal system. Families are frequently already in turmoil, due to the disability or a death of a loved one creating the need to go to probate court.
When a loved one passes away, Illinois law provides mechanisms to gather assets, settle debts and distribute assets to heirs, beneficiaries and legatees. Generally, probate is a court supervised mechanism to ensure that estates are handled properly under Illinois law. Not all assets are processed in probate court. The attorneys at Zapolis & Associates, P.C., in Mokena have substantial experience in probate courts throughout Northern Illinois. We can guide you through the process to ensure that the probate and non probate assets are handled properly and efficiently to allow you and your family to move on with confidence.
Rely On Our Experience In Matters Addressed In Illinois Probate Courts
Our experienced lawyers provide detail- and goal-oriented representation across the spectrum of issues handled in probate court, including:
- Probate administration: We are well-versed in all aspects of probate administration. Estates that are smaller than $100,000 and have no real estate may be handled efficiently with a small estate affidavit. For larger estates or those with land, we can help you navigate the procedures involved with limited supervision or full supervision probate processes available under the law.
- Probate litigation: Estate litigation can tear families apart. Our aggressive trial lawyers can stand strong to protect your inheritance rights, while seeking to efficiently resolve the conflict to protect your family relationships.
- Guardianships: The probate court hears evidence and decides the issues in establishing guardianships. Our compassionate attorneys can help you to protect your love when a guardianship becomes necessary.
Whether you need help to protect a disabled loved one or are grieving the loss of a family member, we understand the gravity of your legal issue. We will not treat you as just another case file. Our lawyers and legal team are well-prepared to give you the guidance and advocacy to get you through this difficult time.
Call 708-390-8936 For A Free Consultation
Contact us to learn more about how we can help you through the probate or guardianship process, or deal with any will contest. You may also request your free consultation via email and we will get back to you promptly. Weekend and evening appointments are available by request.