Probate in Illinois

As a person who is the beneficiary in a will of someone who has passed, getting your inheritance as soon as possible is likely what you’d prefer. The problem is that in the USA the legal process through which you get that inheritance takes 17 months on average. With an inheritance advance, though, you get your money much faster—even in as little as one day.

The Probate Process in Illinois

The Illinois probate process is a court-supervised legal procedure that is sometimes required after someone dies. Its purpose is to make it clear who inherits the deceased person’s property and to make sure valid debts and taxes are paid. Probate is handled by the deceased person’s executor, who must:

  • Prove in court that a deceased person’s will is valid;
  • Identify and inventory the deceased person’s assets;
  • Have those assets appraised;
  • Pay debts and taxes, and;
  • Distribute the remaining property as the will (or if there’s no will, state law) directs.

When the total value of the deceased person’s estate is less than $100,000 and doesn’t contain real estate, a formal probate court proceeding is not required. (755 Ill. Compiled Stat. 5/25-1) Instead, beneficiaries can use a simple affidavit, or sworn statement, to claim their inheritance.

If the estate is worth more than $100,000 and/or if it includes real estate, then probate is required. In Illinois, probate cases are handled by the Circuit Court in the county in which the deceased person was living. Some larger counties have a special probate division of the Circuit Court.

Probate is the responsibility of the person named in the deceased person’s will as the executor of the estate. If there’s no will, someone must step up and ask the court to be appointed as administrator of the estate, a job that is just the same as an executor. It’s the executor’s job to gather inventory, and safeguard estate assets. If necessary, the executor may need to sell some assets.

The executor is also in charge of using estate assets to pay valid claims, such as funeral expenses. The executor must:

  • Publish notice of the probate case, to inform creditors, and;
  • Directly notify known creditors.

Creditors then have six months to file claims against the estate.

The executor will file a final accounting before the estate closes that shows how estate assets were handled. It will list all the assets, any income that estate generated, amounts paid out for debts and expenses, and any distributions that have been made to beneficiaries. The accounting will also document how the executor intends to distribute the rest of the assets. Then, the estate is closed.

How to Get Inheritance Money in Quickly in Illinois

The probate process in Illinois can be frustrating, but there are ways to shorten the wait for your inheritance—even before probate is finished.

An inheritance advance is a fast and secure way to get your inherited money in Illinois. InheritNOW is a specialist in inheritance advances. Here’s the process: First, our experts evaluate your inheritance and then provide an offer for an advance. You should remember that an inheritance advance is not a loan—it is your money delivered much sooner.

There is nothing for you to repay, and there will be no credit check. If you accept the offer, you will receive your inheritance money with no delay, usually within a couple days. We take the risk of waiting for probate to complete and are then compensated directly by the estate as agreed. The process is easy and stress free. You receive your money quickly, and we take all the risk.

Where in Illinois State Can You Get a Probate Advance?

InheritNOW can provide you a probate advance no matter where you live in the state of Illinois, including:

  • Adams County
  • Alexander County
  • Bond County
  • Boone County
  • Brown County
  • Bureau County
  • Calhoun County
  • Carroll County
  • Cass County
  • Champaign County
  • Christian County
  • Clark County
  • Clay County
  • Clinton County
  • Coles County
  • Cook County
  • Crawford County
  • Cumberland County
  • DeKalb County
  • DeWitt County
  • Douglas County
  • DuPage County
  • Edgar County
  • Edwards County
  • Effingham County
  • Fayette County
  • Ford County
  • Franklin County
  • Fulton County
  • Gallatin County
  • Greene County
  • Grundy County
  • Hamilton County
  • Hancock County
  • Hardin County
  • Henderson County
  • Henry County
  • Iroquois County
  • Jackson County
  • Jasper County
  • Jefferson County
  • Jersey County
  • Jo Daviess County
  • Johnson County
  • Kane County
  • Kankakee County
  • Kendall County
  • Knox County
  • Lake County
  • LaSalle County
  • Lawrence County
  • Lee County
  • Livingston County
  • Logan County
  • Macon County
  • Macoupin County
  • Madison County
  • Marion County
  • Marshall County
  • Mason County
  • Massac County
  • McDonough County
  • McHenry County
  • McLean County
  • Menard County
  • Mercer County
  • Monroe County
  • Montgomery County
  • Morgan County
  • Moultrie County
  • Ogle County
  • Peoria County
  • Perry County
  • Piatt County
  • Pike County
  • Pope County
  • Pulaski County
  • Putnam County
  • Randolph County
  • Richland County
  • Rock Island County
  • Saline County
  • Sangamon County
  • Schuyler County
  • Scott County
  • Shelby County
  • Clair County
  • Stark County
  • Stephenson County
  • Tazewell County
  • Union County
  • Vermilion County
  • Wabash County
  • Warren County
  • Washington County
  • Wayne County
  • White County
  • Whiteside County
  • Will County
  • Williamson County
  • Winnebago County
  • Woodford County

Advantages of an Illinois Inheritance Advance

As a cash advance firm, specialized for inheritance beneficiaries, we are able to sendyou’re your money to you within a couple days. This gives you the following benefits:

Get a Probate Advance in Illinois Today

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