§ 1-1 Title.) This Act may be cited as the Probate Act of 1975
§ 1-2 Definitions
§ 1-2.01 “Administrator” includes administrator de bonis non and administrator …
§ 1-2.02 “Administrator with the will annexed” includes administrator de bonis …
§ 1-2.03 “Authenticated copy” means (1) a certified copy if the office in …
§ 1-2.04 “Bequeath” means to dispose of real or personal property by will and …
§ 1-2.05 “Claim” includes any cause of action
§ 1-2.06 “Dependent” means a person who is unable to maintain himself and is …
§ 1-2.07 “Encumbrance” includes mortgage, real estate tax or special …
§ 1-2.08 “Guardian” includes a representative of a minor and a representative …
§ 1-2.09 “Independent administration” means administration of a decedent’s …
§ 1-2.10 “Independent representative” means an executor or administrator …
§ 1-2.11 “Interested person” in relation to any particular action, power or …
§ 1-2.12 “Legacy” means a testamentary disposition of real or personal …
§ 1-2.13 “Mortgage” includes trust deed in the nature of a mortgage
§ 1-2.14 “Personal fiduciary” means one acting on behalf of a ward pursuant to …
§ 1-2.15 “Representative” includes executor, administrator, administrator to …
§ 1-2.16 “Supervised administration” means administration of a decedent’s …
§ 1-2.17 “Ward” includes a minor or a person with a disability
§ 1-2.18 “Will” includes testament and codicil
§ 1-2.19 Words importing the masculine, feminine or neuter gender include each …
§ 1-2.20 Words importing the singular number include the plural and words …
§ 1-2.21 Words referring to the property or estate of a person under the age …
§ 1-2.22 In any proceeding under this Act the words “executor”, …
§ 1-2.23 “Standby guardian” means: (i) a guardian of the person or estate, or …
§ 1-2.24 “Short-term guardian” means a guardian of the person of a minor as …
§ 1-3 Corporation as representative.) Any corporation qualified to accept …
§ 1-4 Pleadings.) On the court’s own motion or on motion of any interested …
§ 1-5 Petition under oath.) Every petition under this Act, except a …
§ 1-6 Civil Practice Law applies.) The Civil Practice Law and all existing …
§ 1-7 Mispleading – representative not liable beyond assets.) No …
§ 1-8 Penalty for false affidavit.) A person who makes a false affidavit …
§ 1-9 Act to be liberally construed.) This Act and the rules now or …
§ 1-10 Partial invalidity.) The invalidity of any provision of this Act does …
§ 1-11 Nonresident representative

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > 755 ILCS 5 > Article I

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • oath: shall be deemed to include an affirmation, and the word "sworn" shall be construed to include the word "affirmed. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.12
  • Person under legal disability: means a person 18 years or older who (a) because of mental deterioration or physical incapacity is not fully able to manage his or her person or estate, or (b) is a person with mental illness or is a person with developmental disabilities and who because of his or her mental illness or developmental disability is not fully able to manage his or her person or estate, or (c) because of gambling, idleness, debauchery or excessive use of intoxicants or drugs, so spends or wastes his or her estate as to expose himself or herself or his or her family to want or suffering. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.06
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • State: when applied to different parts of the United States, may be construed to include the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.