Probate Administration

Rockford Probate Administration Lawyer

Probate is not necessarily a difficult process, but it often becomes expensive and time-consuming. A skilled lawyer can make the process easier for clients.

I am attorney Brian K. Larkin. I have experience guiding my clients through the probate process in Illinois and settling their loved ones’ estates as quickly as possible. If your loved one has recently passed away and you are unsure how the probate process will affect you, I am here to help.

As A Winnebago County Estate Law Attorney, I Make Sense Of The Probate Process

The duration of the probate process depends on several factors, including:

  • The size of the deceased person’s estate
  • The type of assets in the estate
  • The existence of trusts that determine how specific assets are to be handled
  • Outstanding debts
  • Whether or not a representative of the estate has been appointed
  • The degree of unity within the family

Many families worry about what to do about their loved ones’ outstanding debts. The liquidation of assets will occur when necessary to generate money to pay creditors. If your loved one had debts and has recently passed away, there is a specific order in which the creditors should be paid in the event the estate is insolvent. Probate is the process of administering the decedent’s estate to make sure the decedent’s intention is honored whether there is a will or there is no will, and to make sure the estate is administered pursuant to the state laws on descent and distribution.

I explain every facet of the probate process to my clients and let them know what to expect at every stage. Small estates with few or no debts can be settled in a manner of months. Larger estates require more time. In all cases, I work to make the process uncomplicated for my clients.

Contact Me

The passing of a loved one is a challenging time. The probate process should not be an additional struggle. If you have questions about your loved one’s estate, I can make the probate process simple for you.. Contact Rockford probate administration lawyer Brian K. Larkin or call 815-964-4601 to schedule a free initial consultation.