What is probate? Heather Kroencke answers.

What is probate?

What is Probate?

Heather Kroencke: There is a lot of misinformation surrounding probate. Essentially what it is the process where a deceased person’s estate has to go to court before it can be distributed. In Illinois, it can be costly and very time-consuming to go to probate which is why most individuals choose to structure their estate plan in a way that they can avoid probate when they are gone. It makes it easier on their family and loved ones to avoid probate and handle their estate as smoothly as possible.