Minneapolis, MN asked in Probate for Illinois

Q: My husband recently found out he is apossible heir to a distant relative who passed away. How do we find out for sure?

We were told we would receive a letter and through research it is a definate relative. But we want to find out about the case and cant get any information. How does that work when someone dies and has no heirs no spouse no kids etc. We just want to know if we need to prepare for this because this man was very wealthy and its kinda scary not having any more information.

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Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN

A: Find a lawyer or paralegal in the vicinity of the decedent to help you search the local probate court records for a probate case filed on behalf of the estate.

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