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The will here is a separate issue.The person may well have had legal capacity at time he made the will even though seven months later he did not .So the will may yet be admitted to probate.If there will is held to be invalid the proeprty passes under the laws of intestacy( no will).These set out specifically who inherits and their shares.Probate is court supervised with them approving everything because of a no will /intestate situation..
Here are those laws in Illinois..
Your friend should not despair here, if the will was prepared by a lawyer and say witnessed by his staff then you have some good witnesses to capacity and understanding what he was doing.Seven months here is a long time he may well have had proper capacity and time he made and executed the will.If it was a day or a week it would be a different story.
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