Our Saint Charles probate litigation attorneys will handle your probate dispute effectively and cost-efficiently. Our Saint Charles contested estate lawyers will be your trusted advocates, protecting your best interests with open lines of communication and years of experience.
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Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.
In this article, our Saint Charles probate dispute attorneys explain the impact of no-contest clauses in wills and trusts on probate litigation. A no-contest clause is a clause in a will or a trust that provides that any beneficiary of the will or trust that challenges the validity of the will or trust will forfeit some or all of the benefits he or she would have otherwise received under the will or trust. No contest clauses cannot actually prevent an individual from challenging a will or trust, they simply provide that if the beneficiary fails in the challenge, they will forfeit a benefit they would otherwise receive.
In this article, our Saint Charles probate lawyers explain the Illinois Dead-Man's Act. The Illinois Dead-Man's Act bars witnesses from testifying regarding conversations with a deceased individual if the the testimony tends to benefit the witness. We explain when the Dead-Man's Act applies and several exceptions to its evidentiary bar in probate disputes.