Probate* is a court proceeding that deals with the transfer of property from a decedent (individual who died) to the heirs named in his will, if he/she has made a will. However, if the individual died intestate, or without a will, the probate court deals with the distribution of property according to the Illinois Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/2-1).
However all assets are not subject to probate:
*This information is of a general nature and is not intended as legal advice.
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