Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&AResponsive Law
- Estate Planning
- Business Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- Supreme Court of Illinois
- The John Marshall Law School
- State Bar of Illinois  # 6313092
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8 Questions Answered
- Q. I live in IL. My CA friend wants to make me her power of attorney. How do we go about this?
- A: Your friend needs to contact a local attorney in California. You do not need to do anything for her to make you her power of attorney or for her to revise her will. That will be handled between her and her attorney who is licensed to practice law in California.
- Q. If I am the appoint administrator of my child’s estate in a lawsuit am I the one who would distribute the money?
- A: Yes, the administrator of the estate is responsible to ensure the bills are paid, the taxes are paid, the assets are accounted for, any specific gifts are properly distributed, and the remainder of the estate is then distributed per the wishes of the grantor. There can be co-administrators. Administrators are allowed to ask for help from others. Administrators are not required to do the job, if for whatever reason a named administrator does not feel as though they can properly perform the dates, or if they just don't want to do it, they can sign or refuse to accept the position.
- Q. My husband passed with no will. His children are telling me they want his 2 trucks, motorcycle and trailer?
- A: Under Illinois law, when a married person, who also has children, dies without a will, the estate is divided up by giving the spouse 1/2 of the estate and the other 1/2 of the estate is divided evenly among the children. How the estate is divided is up to the person who will eventually named the executor by the court. I suggest that it may be in your best interest to ask the court that you be named the executor. I also think that Stephanie Sexauer can do an excellent job for you.
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