When a person passes away in Illinois, his/her estate will sometimes need to pass through the local probate court process. In order to begin a probate proceeding, the will (if there is one) and a petition to administer the estate needs to be filed in the local county court. If you have a loved one who passed away while living in DuPage County, Illinois, his/her probate estate will need to pass through the DuPage County Probate court located in Wheaton, Illinois.
DuPage County Probate Court
The DuPage County Probate Court has one judge who handles all probate matters for the entire county. The probate call for routine matters is heard Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 2011 of the DuPage County Judicial Center located at 505 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois. Contested hearings are heard later on in the morning or in the early afternoon.
Also, the DuPage County Probate Court is a busy court for probate matters in the Chicagoland area. Fortunately, the court clerks and judges' clerks are very friendly and knowledgeable in helping people to navigate the court system.
How do I know for sure if DuPage County is the right county for my loved one's probate estate?
A probate case in Illinois must pass through the local county probate court where a deceased person was domiciled at the time of death. Thus, if your loved one's primary residence was in DuPage County, and if your loved one received his/her mail at this residence, then the Court will presume that DuPage County is the county of domicile. This would be true even if your loved one held an ownership interest in real estate or other property in another county, state, or country.
How long does the probate process take in DuPage County?
As with most probate cases in Illinois, generally a probate case can be finalized in DuPage County in approximately six to twelve months. However, if there are issues that complicate the estate (such as litigation among the parties), it could take much longer.
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