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Old 02-10-2009, 07:02 PM   #61
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Ed,
We are sorry for your families loss. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. Just remember that can get through this difficult time through the help of family and friends.
Once again our condolences.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:02 PM   #62
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Ed - so very sorry to hear of your loss. Words are so inadequate at times like this -- just know that others care & that you & your family are in our prayers. Things will get better -- God Bless.
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Sorry to hear of your and the families loss Ed. Lost my mom about 20 years ago when she was 56. Hard to accept it when they are that young.


Just to give a bit of guidance, if I can.

I am not an attorney but I frequent a few legal advice sites. If you have questions, this one http://forum.freeadvice.com/search.php?searchid=2181058

has some knowledgeable folks.

As another stated, your MIL's estate will most likely need to go through probate. You can get some decent guidance at the website (although there are some idiots as well). If you do register and would be willling to let me know your screen name, I will try to help where I can and know several others that are quite knowledgable concerning this.

If you do not want to go there, if you would post MIL's home state, I can most likely find the probate laws and probably a few good sites explaining the process.

as to financials; is there anything in MIL's estate? If so, that money can be used for the interment costs. There is a lot to do with her estate though (probate, personal taxes, estate taxes, etc. )



Sorry if I sound callous. I do feel for you. Been there, done that and all. Just wanted to offer anything I could to help though.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:55 PM   #64
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It's not callous at all. It needs to be dealt with.

I have to run right now, because today is my Little Boys 6th Birthday.

It is in Illinois. Kane County, if that makes a difference.

Thanks. Gotta Run.

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Sorry to hear of your and the families loss Ed. Lost my mom about 20 years ago when she was 56. Hard to accept it when they are that young.


Just to give a bit of guidance, if I can.

I am not an attorney but I frequent a few legal advice sites. If you have questions, this one http://forum.freeadvice.com/search.php?searchid=2181058

has some knowledgeable folks.

As another stated, your MIL's estate will most likely need to go through probate. You can get some decent guidance at the website (although there are some idiots as well). If you do register and would be willling to let me know your screen name, I will try to help where I can and know several others that are quite knowledgable concerning this.

If you do not want to go there, if you would post MIL's home state, I can most likely find the probate laws and probably a few good sites explaining the process.

as to financials; is there anything in MIL's estate? If so, that money can be used for the interment costs. There is a lot to do with her estate though (probate, personal taxes, estate taxes, etc. )



Sorry if I sound callous. I do feel for you. Been there, done that and all. Just wanted to offer anything I could to help though.
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Sorry Ed, I know what you are going through. My mother inlaw died and now I am taking care of her clan. Its not easy. Sometimes I feel I want to just quit, but I made a promise. It will come to you what to do. Just let your heart be your guide
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well, here is the statutes:

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs...te+Act+of+1975.

this is the statute for intestate succession (where the estate goes if there was no will)

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs...te+Act+of+1975.

probate is to be in the county of her residence.

as to the minor; dad should be the one taking care of him/her. He can allow the minor to stay with others . Since the minor is so close to 18, I don;t see any real need to do too much concerning him/her but you should have dads permission for the time until s/he reaches 18 since dad is the legally responsible party for the minor as of now.

from what you stated concerning her financial position, Illinois' small estate administration (for probate) would most likely be available:

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs...te+Act+of+1975.

with a small estate administration (value of estate less than $100,000 and, I believe, no real estate) the distribution of assets and payments of liabilities can be accomplished without a full blown probate. Letters of administation are issued by the probate court (after paying the filing fee of course) and just about all actions needed can be done by the administrator of the estate without a lot of legal hassle.

here is a link to a site that provides a basic laymans explanation of probate and small estate administration:

http://www.illinoislegalaid.org/inde...contentID=2414

let me know if there is more I can do.
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Hang in there Ed-

I'll make sure to keep you and your family in my prayers.

God bless~
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Update.

If it seems as if I fell off the planet last week from posting, I am sure you guys all understand, but I will fill in a little more now about what is going to probably be going on next.

Last week, I only had brief morning times to only Read the forums, but I rarely had enough time to get into anything and Post and Replies.

There are still a ton of things left blowing in the wind, like Probate and the 2 kids who are 17 and 19 and where will they live.

It looks like they will at minimum, be splitting time between our home and their Mothers Apartment that was Section 8 Subsidized, for the time being and then I suspect that they will both be moving in full time in the near future.

I managed to get one job done last week, but the home owner needs to make payments for all of the wood replacement that was necessary, so that sucks. I really could use the cash immediately.

So many contractor friends have really stood out with their concern and compassion, that I probably got more misty about the responses on the threads than the actual circumstances going on around me.

My wife is going to have it real bad and for a long time I think, though. She was VERY Close to her Mother.

Thanks to everyone.

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