When an Illinois resident executes an estate plan, he or she may include numerous documents and designate various people to fulfill crucial roles. For instance, children, grandchildren, spouses or others may be named as heirs and beneficiaries. While it sounds simple enough, you might be surprised how common it is for feuds to arise regarding a parent’s or other loved one’s last will and testament.
When this happens, a key to successful problem-solving often lies in the type of support provided. Sadly, siblings, close friends and relatives often clash during the probate process. In fact, there are stories of family members who permanently ceased speaking to each other when one or the other received an inheritance thought to be intended for someone else. Sometimes, litigation results in such circumstances, and it can take weeks, months, even years to solve such problems.
There are support networks in place to help estate owners safeguard their property and also to make sure a particular plan is properly administrated. Some heirs and beneficiaries may be under legal age, which can make a situation even more complex. There may also be issues regarding trusts or trustees that may be difficult for the average person to resolve on his or her own.
Lesser Lutrey Pasquesi & Howe, LLP in Illinois is committed to assisting heirs and beneficiaries who encounter legal challenges regarding their inheritance. Whether the probate process is necessary or avoidable, there are several ways to protect interests and make certain that an estate is properly administrated. If you are currently facing legal problems regarding matters of an estate, you can seek support by scheduling a meeting with one of our experienced attorneys.