Don’t Rest Easy: Reopening a Closed Estate in Illinois

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When a loved one passes away, navigating the probate process can be daunting and exhausting.  Once the estate has been distributed and probate is closed, it would be nice to rest easy knowing that “what’s done is done;” however, it is important to understand that there are a few circumstances where a closed estate can be reopened again in Illinois. …

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Cari’s Checklist on What to Do if a Loved One Dies

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Besides contacting Rincker Law or your probate attorney, there are a few things to keep in mind when a loved one passes.  I posted my checklist on JD Supra here.

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The Top 2 Ways the Court Gets Involved in Your Estate, and How to Avoid Them

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No one wants unnecessary court involvement in their life. But without careful and proactive estate planning, chances are that some aspect of your estate will end up being decided there. Here are two of the most common ways court proceedings can make their way into the management and distribution of your assets, along with the estate planning measures you can …

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