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LaGrange, Countryside, Brookfield Probate Lawyer

Probate and estate laws can be extremely complex and confusing. Often they are part of the difficult time following the death of a loved one.

Probate laws provide the means for heirs to administer an estate. The probate process usually includes:

  • Assessing and, if appropriate, liquidating the decedent's assets;
  • Settling debts, paying appropriate taxes, and resolving any outstanding issues;
  • Finally, distributing remaining assets to the individuals who have a lawful right to them.

While this may seem like a straightforward process, probate laws vary greatly from one state to another and can easily become overwhelming. As a local probate lawyer with experience in Cook, DuPage, and Will Counties, Mr. Chesloe can provide the guidance you need at this challenging time.

For example, not all estates need to go through the probate process in Illinois. If the estate is comprised of certain kinds of trusts or has a limited value, it may be able to avoid probate entirely. However, some estates that seem simple, such as when the person who has passed away left a will, may be more complicated than they appear due to outstanding debts or taxes that must be settled.

Experienced probate lawyer, James M. Chesloe can help you understand these distinctions and guide you as you navigate the unique issues that arise in estate administration. As you deal with the emotional impact and other challenges that accompany the loss of someone close to you, a skilled and experienced probate attorney will provide direction and clarity. The right probate lawyer will help you resolve any estate administration issues that arise so that you can settle the estate in an efficient, timely, and legal manner.

Whether you are faced with settling a large and complex estate or something that seems more straightforward, it is important to seek advice from a probate lawyer.

Probate can be a confusing and difficult process to handle at an already challenging time. For over two and half decades, The Law Offices of James M. Chesloe has provided guidance in estate administration as well as probate proceedings throughout the Western suburbs and City of Chicago, including Brookfield. As your probate lawyer, Mr. Chesloe will help you review the estate and determine the best course of action.

If you have recently experienced the death of someone close to you, call me at 708-579-5353 or Email me today.

James M. Chesloe, LTD, represents clients throughout Illinois, including those in the cities of La Grange, Chicago, La Grange Park, Brookfield, Berwyn, Countryside, Willow Springs, Western Springs, Willowbrook, Indian Head Park, Riverside, North Riverside, Lyons, Westchester and other Western Chicago suburbs as well as the greater counties of Cook, Will and DuPage.
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