Orland Park, IL asked in Estate Planning for Illinois

Q: Collecting unclaimed property from state of Illinois

My mother moved 20 years ago to live with my brother. She passed away 3 years ago and has stock & dividends held by state of Illinois. We need to show proof she lived in IL which we don't have. We are her only heirs - IL says death certificate will not suffice. They need proof she lived in Illinois. How do we get it?

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Dennis Delman
Dennis Delman
Answered
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Skokie, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: you need to find any old statements,credit cards, utility bills,drivers license,identification card..and the like. you can also prepare and file a small estates affidavit with the state

Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry
Answered
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Moline, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: If she filed Illinois State Income Tax returns that would help.

Also, if she used medical providers their records may show Illinois addresses for her.

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