Under Illinois' intestacy laws, your estate will pass to family members or escheat (be transferred) to the state (if you have no known relatives).
What debts are forgiven at death?
Upon your death, unsecured debts such as credit card debt, personal loans and medical debt are typically discharged or covered by the estate. They don't pass to surviving family members. Federal student loans and most Parent PLUS loans are also discharged upon the borrower's death.
Can you keep a mortgage in a dead person's name?
The general rule is that a mortgage may not stay in a deceased person's name, however exceptions may apply. Generally, if a person dies, the title will transfer. If the title transfers, it invokes a due-on-sale clause.
When someone has living heirs but dies without leaving a will the estate is distributed?
When a person dies intestate, it means they left no legal will. If there is no will to go by, a state probate court will determine how the person's estate will be distributed. Courts generally establish a hierarchy, with spouses and other close relatives being first in line to receive the assets.
Can an estate be settled without probate in Illinois?
Probate is just one way to settle an estate when someone dies. And it's not always required. Illinois law allows a different and simplified procedure for handling small estates. A small estate is one with no land and less than $100,000 in total assets.
What are risks to buyer in a short sale?
The main downside of buying and selling a short sale home is that the deal often falls through. The seller's lender may not agree to list it as short sale. As the buyer, short sale homes are usually fixer-uppers, meaning you'll likely have a lot on your plate once the deal goes through.