Omaha, NE asked in Probate for Illinois

Q: I'm a beneficiary in a will that has been in Probate for almost 3 years now I live in Iowa but the case is in Illinois.

I have no idea what to do at this point any advice would be greatly appreciated thank you

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1 Lawyer Answer

Ray Choudhry

  • Probate Lawyer
  • Moline, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: When someone opens an estate, they have deadlines.

Within 60 days they have to file an inventory.

Within 14 months they have to file an accounting.

If you did not receive these, you should contact the court to find out what is going on.

Even though you are a beneficiary, if there are not enough assets after payment of bills, there might not be anything left to distribute.

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