Probate and Estate
At Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC, we provide a wide range of legal services concentrated in the area of family law. As part of our service to our clients, we also offer estate planning counsel and probate administration assistance. Following a death, the probate process can be complex and time-consuming. Establishing an effective estate plan ahead of time and employing the services of knowledgeable counsel in probate, can shorten and simplify the process.
Contact the Probate and Estate Attorneys at Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC at (630) 852-1100
Probate is the court-supervised process of validating a will and managing the transfer of property outlined in the will. If the will is contested, it is done so during probate. Generally, contests to the will are raised by heirs who feel they are entitle to a larger share of the decedent’s property or those who believe the decedent was improperly influenced in making the will. These contests are litigated prior to the administration of the estate.
The Typical Probate Process
Most wills are not contested and the probate process primarily consists of collecting, probate assets and income, paying debts and taxes owed by the estate and distributing the remaining assets among the heirs. An executor (either named by the will or appointed by the court) settles the estate. Depending on the size and complexity of the estate, the probate process can take a considerable amount of time. Our firm provides counsel for family members, beneficiaries and executors in navigating the sometimes arduous probate process.
If you are in need of an attorney that concentrates in the area of family law, estate planning or any of our other practice areas, contact Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC at (630) 852-1100 or by email to make an appointment for a consultation.