My brother passed away in Nevada, I live in Illinois, can I file affidavit of entitlement in Illinois for his Nevada accounts?

Asked 12 months ago - Chicago, IL

Do I list everyone related as possible heirs or do they each have to file this form? He was estranged from our other brothers and sisters for years before his death.

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  1. Judith Anne Schening

    Contributor Level 14


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    Answered . If your brother was Nevada resident at the time of his death and did not have a will, Nevada law will control how his estate is administered, except for financial accounts on which he validly designated beneficiaries. I would suggest that either you re-post your question as though you were located in Nevada (so as to gain the attention of Nevada attorneys) or that you contact a Nevada attorney directly for advice. I am sorry for your loss.

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  2. Paul A. Smolinski


    Contributor Level 17


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    Answered . Illinois law and documents likely will not work in your situation. You should consult with a Nevada attorney. You can find one on this website or at

    Good Luck!

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  3. Jeff Ray Hawkins

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    Answered . I agree with the other respondents to your question. Nevada law governs your brother's accounts. The reference to a NAELA lawyer is good. You have an even better chance of finding a top quality trust and estate lawyer through the website of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), because Fellows of the College are inducted by invitation only after a careful study of inductees' reputations and demonstrations of outstanding expertise. I have attached a link to the ACTEC site, where you can search for Fellows near your deceased brother's residence.

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