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Probate/Wills

Is There A Charge For Filing A Will?

No. Filing a Will is free of charge.

Does It Cost Anything To File A Claim Against An Estate?

Sometimes. Charges for estate claims range from free to $60.00 depending on the size of the claim. You can find a list of charges on our Fee Schedule here.

How Do I Get Updated Letters of Office?

You can contact the Circuit Clerk’s office at 217-384-3725. Certified copies of Letters of Office are $2.00 each.

How Do I Access My Deceased Relative's Bank Account?

We have a form available called the Small Estate Affidavit. You may complete the form, have it notarized by a Notary Public, and then carry that form to the bank to access the account.