Kendall County Probate

When a person dies while residing in Kendall County, Illinois, sometimes his/her estate will need to pass through probate. If this is needed, then his/her probate estate will go through the Kendall County Probate court located in Yorkville, Illinois.


Kendall County Probate Court


In Kendall County, there is only one judge who hears all Probate matters for the entire county. The Probate call is heard on certain weekdays at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 116 of the Kendall County Courthouse, located at 807 W. John St., Yorkville, Illinois. 


When is Probate Required in Kendall County, Illinois?


In Kendall County, as in any county in Illinois, probate will generally be required when an individual dies holding real estate in his/her name alone, or when an individual dies holding over $100,000.00 in personal assets in his/her name alone, with no beneficiary designated to receive the property at death. In these two instances, probate will likely be needed to properly handle the estate.


Aside from these two situations, probate could be necessary in the following scenarios as well:

  • When there are significant claims against an estate
  • When a decedent owned real property assets with other owners as a tenant in common
  • When there are contested issues related to an estate
  • When the decedent, while being domiciled in Kendall County at the time of death, held an interest in real estate in another state or country


And if you would like to find out more about when probate is needed, check out our in-depth page on when probate is required in Illinois


How do I know if Kendall County is the right county for my loved one's Probate estate?


In Illinois, a probate case is handled in the county of the deceased person's primary residence. Thus, if your loved one passed away while residing in Kendall County, then the Court will presume that Kendall County is the county of domicile, even if real estate or other property is owned in another county, state, or country.


How long does Probate take in Kendall County?


A typical probate case will be completed in Kendall County in six to twelve months, depending on what all needs to be done in order to properly administer the estate. With that being said, there are many issues that could complicate the estate (such as litigation), and thus cause delays in completing the overall administration. If you would like to learn more about what causes delays in Illinois Probate estates, check out our page on how long a Probate takes in Illinois


How does hiring an experienced Kendall County Probate Attorney make a difference when handling a Probate case in Kendall County?


When looking for the right attorney to represent you in a Kendall County Probate proceeding, it is important to find a lawyer that you can trust. Since you will likely interact with this particular attorney for several months to a few years, you should consider how well your personality fits with the attorney you choose. Some lawyers are very aggressive and pushy, while other lawyers are calm and laid back.


In addition, because Illinois Probate Law can become very complicated, it can be very helpful to find an attorney who concentrates his or her practice in the local Probate courts. As with any profession, those professionals who focus on one or two specific areas are typically better able to handle both routine and complex matters more efficiently and more competently than those professionals who have a more general practice.


With all of this in mind, hiring an experienced Kendall County Probate Attorney for probate matters in the Kendall County court system can provide several benefits, including:

  1. A more efficient probate process
  2. A more cost-effective administration
  3. Familiarity with the Kendall County Probate judge and court staff (which can be particularly helpful with complicated and contested probate cases)
  4. Peace of mind knowing that the overall process is handled properly, pursuant to Illinois Probate Law and the Kendall County local court rules


And since Attorney Kevin Williams has handled many probate cases in Kendall County over the past several years, he has become very experienced with the Kendall County court system. Contact our firm to hire a knowledgeable Kendall County Probate Lawyer today!


Contact our Firm


Our firm has helped many individuals with routine and complicated probate estates in Kendall County.  If you have questions regarding a probate estate, complete the form below to set up a free initial consultation:

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