Glenview, IL asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Illinois

Q: My husband passed away and legally left me his business. Do I still need a lawyer to sell the building?

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2 Lawyer Answers

Ray Choudhry

Answered
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Moline, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Depends on how it was left to you.

Were you a joint tenant.

If so, it belongs to you.

Otherwise, may need to probate his estate.

Steve McCann

Answered
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: There are a variety of scenarios that are possible based on the limited facts provided, but all solutions should begin with consulting an attorney to ensure the transaction is done correctly and efficiently. There can be probate implications, contractual implications and the like. Many of us offer free consultations, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket to obtain the representation and guidance of an experienced professional.

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