This handbook is a concentrated treatment of the elements of and pleadings in probate-related cases in Illinois.
The Institute’s Causes of Action series is comprised of volumes that each contain a concise examination of the statutory and caselaw-based elements and pleading requirements of a particular cause of action in Illinois. This title covers probate causes of action including challenges to the taking, breaches of fiduciary duty, challenges to wills, citations to recover assets, claims against the decedent’s estate, and attorneys’ and representatives’ fees. Detailed information needed to take the action through the entire process from the initial assessment all the way through to appeal is provided. Numerous checklists and editable forms are provided.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 — Challenges to Taking
Hrant “Hud” Norsigian, Jr, Norsigian Law Office, LLC, O’Fallon
Chapter 2 — Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Daniel G. Deneen, Deneen & Deneen, and Michael Butts, Hartweg, Turner, Wood, and DeVary, P.C., Bloomington
Chapter 3 — Challenges to Wills
John T. Brooks and Jena L. Levin, Foley & Lardner LLP, Chicago
Chapter 4 — Citation To Recover Assets
Matthew W. Mcquiston, Stern & Associates, Chicago
Chapter 5 — Claims Against Decedent’s Estates
Ray J. Koenig III and Mackenzie A. Hyde, Clark Hill PLC, Chicago
Chapter 6 — Fees
Richard P. Darke, Duane Morris LLP, Chicago