Chicago Metro and Northwest Indiana Probate Lawyer
Respecting Your Loved One’s Legacies in Indiana and Illinois
The probate process in Illinois and Indiana can be time-consuming, expensive and aggravating on your own. At the Chicago area Law Offices of Canalia & Clark, LLC, we will guide you through the process as expeditiously and economically as possible.
Probate regulations and requirements can be complex, so it is important to seek the help of an experienced attorney. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced and dedicated probate lawyers.
Efficient, Effective Probate Guidance
When someone you care about passes away, you have many things to think about besides the legal matters. Unfortunately, the estate needs to be taken care of. Our attorneys will explain how your loved one’s estate can be administered and guide you through the legal process.
With proper estate planning, probate can be avoided. However, Illinois and Indiana require probate in three specific instances. If the deceased passes away:
- Without a valid Will
- While owning real estate in his or her name alone
- With significant assets in his or her name alone (currently more than $100,000 in Illinois or more than $50,000 in Indiana)
The probate process can take a year to complete, and it can be very expensive. We understand the laws and will work to meet your probate goals as quickly as possible.
Schedule a Free Consultation
Although we will do our best to assist you in avoiding the probate process through careful estate planning, we know that probate is sometimes necessary. We encourage you to call 708-251-0566 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can assist you through the probate process in Cook and Will County, Illinois, or Lake County, Indiana.