nt factors. Probate length will vary based upon the amount of the assets, the type of assets, the location of assets, the difficulty in locating assets, the marketability of the real property, how well or poorly the heirs get along and agree, the nature of any liabilities against the estate, and whether any challenges to the Will or contests arise. Many different factors influence the length of probate proceedings.

While probate requires an attorney and can also be time consuming and lengthy, selecting the right attorney will make the process as smooth as possible. Our firm practices in probate law in Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County and McHenry County. While we are located in Schaumburg, we handle cases from Hoffman Estates, Streamwood, Bartlett, Hanover Park, Palatine, Barrington, and many other suburbs and Chicago. The probate lawyers at Kelley, Kelley & Kelley can assist you in determining whether you need to probate an estate, how to execute a small estate affidavit and can help in estate planning to avoid probate.