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Filing a Claim against a Decedent’s Estate

Posted on January 12, 2015

When a person dies in Illinois, anyone who has a claim against a decedent’s estate —whether it is a contract, tort, or statutory custodial claim—may file that claim with the estate representative or with the court. (Note that if you file the claim with the representative, he or she has no obligation to file the claim in court.) The claim must be in writing and provide enough information so that the representative understands the nature of the claim and the relief sought. For example, someone who entered into a contract […]

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