Estate Planning & Probate Litigation

An estate plan is a necessity—for everyone. Without having a firm estate plan, the state could distribute your assets and your business. Beneficiaries will be chosen per the law and not your wishes. The best way for your wishes to be heard is by diligent estate planning. 

We work with people of all ages to build an estate plan. At Jayaraman Law, we understand the importance of providing for your family. We take the time to understand your unique family structure, capture your financial status. All of this is done for you and the people you care about most. 

Business owners have an added layer of responsibility—to the business and your partners. You must authorize someone to take over the operational aspects of your business in the event of your disability or incapacity. Your employees and their families may depend on this. 

For some, a simple will is all that is necessary. But others require a comprehensive and robust estate plan. When you work with us, we ensure that you understand the options available to you. Then we craft the necessary documents to protect your family.

Probate 

Losing a loved one becomes even more complex when you must sort assets and manage creditors. 

Jayaraman Law goes above and beyond when it comes to supporting your family during the probate process. We work tirelessly to provide them with solutions that deliver comfort and peace of mind. The goal is to allow you to focus on what’s most important—your loved ones.

Probate in Illinois is a court-supervised procedure. Its purpose is to ensure the legal transfer of assets from the deceased to the rightful heirs or beneficiaries. Probate in Illinois is also necessary to:

  • Prove the validity of the will
  • Appoint someone to manage the estate
  • Inventory and appraise the estate property
  • Pay any debts or taxes (including estate taxes)
  • Distribute the property as direct by the will—or by the Illinois laws of intestate succession if there is no will

In Illinois, if someone has $100,000 in total assets or real property with no transfer on death instructions, they will likely have their assets pass through probate.