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Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you tonight.I am so sorry for the loss of your friend.I know how hard that can be.
You have no such obligation, these are your funds by contract.Legally you can keep them or do with them what you choose here under Illinois law.They are not required to be put in the trust.This is your money here free and clear.You may decide to keep them as they are yours here.
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