Transferring Real Property from an Illinois Estate

Find the Illinois laws for dealing with a decedent’s real property at 755 ILCS 5/20.

Probate is a court-supervised, lawful distribution of a deceased individual’s assets. The nature of the probate case depends on whether the decedent died testate (with a last will and testament) or intestate (without a will). In both cases, someone acts as the decedent’s personal representative and performs the tasks associated with settling the estate.

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