When an individual passes away while living in Will County, Illinois, sometimes the estate will need to pass through probate. If so, then the probate case will go through the Will County Probate court located in downtown Joliet, Illinois.
Will County Probate Court
The Will County Probate Court has one judge, Judge Jeffrey Allen, who hears all probate matters for the county. The probate call for routine probate matters is heard Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 1001 of the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Illinois. Contested matters related to probate estates are heard later on in the morning and in the early afternoon.
How do I know if Will County is the right county for my loved one's probate estate?
In Illinois, a probate case must be handled in the county of a deceased person's primary residence. Thus, if you have a loved one who passed away while residing in Will County, Illinois, then the Court will presume that Will County is the county of domicile, even if your loved one owned real estate or other property in another county, state, or country.
How long does the probate process take in Will County?
Generally, a probate case can be completed in Will County in six to twelve months, depending on what needs to be done in order to settle the estate. However, there are any number of issues that could complicate the estate (such as probate litigation), and thus cause a delay in completing the administration.
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