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 Piccony & Patankar, P.C.

1700 North Farnsworth Avenue, Suite 28, Aurora, IL 60505

630-820-8877

Aurora IL Probate and Guardianship Lawyers

Kane County Probate Lawyers

Attorneys for Probate Litigation and Guardianships in Warrenville, Batavia, and Kane County

The death of a close loved one or family member can be extremely difficult to handle, even if you have had the opportunity to prepare for the loss. Dealing with a such a loss can be even more challenging if you have accepted the responsibilities as the executor of the decedent's estate. Despite your personal grief, you must be sure to follow all applicable laws and to help carry your loved one's wishes and to ensure you do not make any mistakes. However, the process of administrating an estate can become complicated by litigation and challenges from many sources. At Piccony & Patankar, P.C., we can help you with any concerns related to estate administration including the process of probate and related litigation.

Probate and Estate-Related Litigation in Illinois

Following a person's death, Illinois law generally requires that the person's estate go through the process of probate. The process is necessary to validate any existing will and to ensure that the estate is handled in accordance with state law. At our law firm, our experienced probate attorneys are committed to protecting individuals and families throughout the probate and estate administration process. We provide guidance to executors, personal representatives, and trustees as they attempt to carry out their assigned responsibilities.

During probate, disagreements may arise between family members and others named—or not named—in a particular estate planning document. Such disagreements may result in the estate being contested in court. Our attorneys are equipped to help your family deal with possible disputes over the terms or validity of a will, how an estate will be handled with no will, ownership of assets named in an estate planning document, and any other estate-related legal challenge. We understand that issues like these can be very personal and extremely sensitive, and we are prepared to offer compassionate, responsible representation to both administrators and beneficiaries.

Guardianship Lawyers Serving DuPage and Kane Counties

If you have a friend or loved one who is struggling to care for themselves and is no longer able to manage his or her financial affairs, you may be able to seek guardianship so that you can provide assistance. According to the law in Illinois, a court may appoint a guardian when needed to look after a disabled individual’s health-related needs or his or her estate. One person may be appointed to make decisions regarding one or both areas, or separate guardians may be appointed to each. The experienced team at Piccony & Patankar, P.C. can help evaluate the needs of your loved one, then build a case seeking your appointment as guardian.

We can assist you both as you work together in creating a comprehensive plan for his or her estate. If he or she does not have the capacity to participate in the process, we will help you understand your responsibilities and options for protecting his or her estate in the future.

Get the Help You Need

If you have questions about probate or guardianships in Illinois, contact the Aurora office of Piccony & Patankar, P.C. today. Call 630-820-8877 to schedule your free 30-minute consultation with an experienced member of our team. We are proud to help individuals and families throughout North Aurora, Batavia, Naperville, Geneva, St. Charles, Oswego, Montgomery, Yorkville, Elgin, Lisle, Warrenville, and Winfield, as well as Kane County, DuPage County, and Kendall County.

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