Will Depository (Illinois)

By Matthew A. Quick Public Act 96-137 authorizes the Secretary of State to act as a depository for wills and trust documents that a lawyer is safekeeping, but does not know how to contact the person who created the will or trust. In order to deposit the will or trust, the attorney must certify that the person who created the documents cannot be located after a diligent search. The cost of this service may be up to $15 per document. This Act become effective January 1, 2010.