October, 2019 Archives

Archives for October 2019

What Lack of Testamentary Capacity Really Means

Lack of testamentary capacity may be grounds to dispute the validity of a will in Illinois. Since the law presumes that a person possesses the mental capacity to execute a will unless it is proven otherwise, the person seeking to invalidate a will bears the burden of proving the testator lacked the capability to create a will at or near the time the document was created. What Is Testamentary Capacity? Testamentary capacity is the mental ability of a person to make or alter a will. To … [Read more...]

What Are Executor Duties in Illinois Probate?

An executor in Illinois probate is given significant responsibilities when administering an estate. Since a violation of an executor's duties can result in the imposition of harsh penalties, it is vital that the executor become familiar with what is expected. What is an Estate Executor? An executor of an estate is someone who is named in a person’s last will and testament to act as his or her personal representative through the probate process. Estate executors are responsible for carrying … [Read more...]

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