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Happy New Year from Hess…

Happy New Year from Hess Law Firm!

Hess Law Firm wants to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year! Since its founding in 2016, HLF has undergone some changes as it has evolved into the law firm that it is today, and even more change is in store for 2019. Contested Estate Litig… Read More
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Appellate Court Clarifies…

Appellate Court Clarifies who has Standing to File Will Contest Suit

Legatees under previously-executed wills have standing to file will contest petitions even if the will they are challenging contains a revocation clause. Read More
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Supreme Court Upholds Rev…

Supreme Court Upholds Revocation-on-Divorce Statute

The Supreme Court, as usual, finished the 2017-2018 term with a flourish, handing down opinions that will have far-reaching effects for years to come. But amid the excitement surrounding Janus v. AFSCME (where the Court held that Illinois’ extracti… Read More
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Hess Obtains Dismissal of…

Hess Obtains Dismissal of Will Contest Complaint

Matthew R. Hess obtained an order dismissing a will contest complaint with prejudice last month in a case in which a 78 year old decedent left the entirety of his estate to his 73 year-old live-in girlfriend – whom he had known for more than si… Read More
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