Illinois Estate Administration and Probate Litigation

The trusts and estates attorneys at Shaw Law Ltd. help people through all stages of the estate administration process: probate of the will, inventory of assets, handling claims, filing reports and distributing assets. We represent local and out-of-state personal representatives in Illinois probate matters, including the administration of estates without a will. For a free in-office consultation about the main issues in your situation, contact a Lake County probate attorney at Shaw Law Ltd.

Call 847-244-4696 for an Illinois Estate Administration Lawyer’s Advice
Most estate administration clients find that our experience and advice can relieve them of the uncertainty and confusion that can go along with probate responsibilities. Few people appointed to serve as executors or administrators have any prior experience with probate court procedures or the proper performance of fiduciary responsibilities under court supervision. Our estate administration service can protect you from mistakes, unnecessary expenses, delays or even potential liability.

Shaw Law Ltd. also advises the administrators appointed in decedent’s estates when there is no last will and testament to guide the distribution of assets, or intestacy cases. The process of administering the estate is very similar to that applied when a will is available for probate, but the rights of heirs are defined by state law instead of the decedent’s written intentions.

Dependable Counsel in Will Contests and Other Probate Litigation

While a skilled probate lawyer can do a great deal to avoid and defuse disputes throughout the estate administration process, sometimes court action is necessary to protect vital interests or defend yourself from serious allegations. Shaw Law Ltd. represents heirs, beneficiaries, executors, administrators, trustees, third-party claimants, and others in disputes involving:

  • Will contests
  • Questions concerning undue influence or mental capacity at the time a will was executed
  • Disputes between the estate and a gift transferee
  • Problems concerning life insurance or survivors’ benefits
  • Questions about the scope of authority under a power of attorney
  • Guardianship for minors or disabled adults
  • Guardian ad litem services
  • Allegations of incompetence, negligence or dishonesty against a personal representative, trustee or other fiduciary

For additional information about the estate administration and probate litigation practice at Shaw Law Ltd., contact a Waukegan probate attorney for a free in-office consultation.

Meet Mark L. Shaw

Mark Shaw founded the firm in 1995. Previously, he was a trial lawyer at Winston & Strawn. He received a B.S. Pharm., with honors, from Purdue University, and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Indiana University. He is a licensed pharmacist having practiced in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.


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