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I am a recipient of a revocable land trust. There was an…

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I am a recipient of a revocable land trust. There was an amendment put on the Land Trust

Lawyer's Assistant: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

It is in Illinois. My question is that the amendment was executed on July 14, 2015 but was notarized on April 7, 2015. is this a legal document

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

The Land trust owner just passed away and the papers were sent to the state.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Just want to know if it is legal to have a signature stating that the amendments will be executed on July 14, 2015, but was notarized on April 7, 2015

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Estate Law
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Estate Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 6 months ago
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Estate Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 6 months ago

If there is a discrepancy in the execution of the amendment and the required notary then that would make the amendment vulnerable to attack and call into question its validity.

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Estate Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 6 months ago

At the very least, the probate court would want the notary to testify as to what is the reason for the discrepancy. That is a basic reason for having a notary.

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