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Ex spouse died in Ililinios .we had will executed while we were married where i am designated as executor of will. State of illinois attorney says i am not executor of will since we werd divorced. My exwife havs no surviving relatives

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Home, car, bank account. No documents have been drafted

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Estate Law
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Estate Lawyer: Barrister, Attorney replied 11 months ago
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Does state of Illinois allow me to act as executor of ex wife will or will they use public administrator of her will so all proceeds from will will go to state of Illinois instead of me?
Estate Lawyer: Barrister, Attorney replied 11 months ago

Basically a divorce revokes a will with regard to the spouse as they are considered to have predeceased the testator. So you are cut out of the will all together.

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So no you can't be executor and legally you wouldn't have any claim to her estate. The public Administrator will have to trace her family tree back up to grandparents, great grandparents, etc, and then out and down to track down her heirs and descendants, regardless of how remote they are, so that they inherit her estate.

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Estate Lawyer: Barrister, Attorney replied 11 months ago

Hello again,

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I just wanted to touch base with you and check in.

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Did you have any further questions I can help with?

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Thanks much

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