Michael Overmann, Ltd. is dedicated to serving the Chicago land area with focused estate planning and trust/estate administration services. The law offices are located in Darien and... more
Michael Overmann, Ltd. is dedicated to serving the Chicago land area with focused estate planning and trust/estate administration services. The law offices are located in Darien and Homer Glen. Comprehensive estate planning is offered on a fair, flat fee basis after a free initial consultation. Estate planning services include review of current documents, advice and document preparation includ... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.