Chicago, IL asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois

Q: My grandparents passed and they left the house to my aunt. They have a will. What is my aunt's next step

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Robert Shipley
Robert Shipley
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The title to the property must be reviewed as well as the will. I am assuming from the description that your aunt's name was not on the title, but that should be verified. If your aunt's name is not on the title to the property then the will must be reviewed to determine the specifics of your grandparent's wishes. It would be best for you to consult with an attorney whose practice is concentrated in handling probate matters to assist with the process including the proper transfer of the property.

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