My mother passed away in January and left me and my sister as Co-executors of her will. We have agreed that my sister is going to keep the house in exchange for many of the contents of the house. My mother died in Christian county Illinois but the house is in Sangamon county Illinois. I don't even know which county building to go to. The money that was left we used to pay off my mothers debt and for her funeral so we do not have any money for a probate lawyer. I don't even know if a probate is needed or if I can just fill out a quit claim deed. And of course to make matters worse, I live in Texas while she is living in the house in Illinois so getting anything done is quite a challenge. I also have heard of something called a Family Settlement Agreement, is that an option for us?