Child Born after Will (Illinois)

By Matthew A. Quick If a Will has been executed and a child is born thereafter, unless a provision is made in the Will for the child, or unless it appears by the Will that the child is to be disinherited, and the Will is not updated to include the child, the child is entitled to receive the portion of the estate to which he or she would be entitled if the person who executed the original Will (known as the “Testator” if male or “Testatrix” if female) died without a Will. In order to fulfill such a distribution, the gifts to all beneficiaries will proportionately reduce. 755 ILCS 5/4-10.