Illinois law affords surviving spouses important rights and benefits. In order to preserve all rights and benefits granted under the law, a surviving spouse must adhere to time-sensitive deadlines provided by statute. The failure to meet one of the probate deadlines can cause a surviving spouse to lose one or more spousal entitlements.
What if a Spouse Dies Without a Will?
Elective Share or Renunciation of a Will
Requirement to File a Known Will
What If I Cannot Afford a Probate Lawyer to Represent Me In Procuring My Surviving Spouse Rights?