Illinois Transfer-on-Death Instrument

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Use this form to leave your Illinois real estate without probate. You retain ownership, responsibility, and control over the property during your life. After your death, ownership transfers to the beneficiary you name. We take you through all the steps, including:

  • naming your beneficiaries
  • writing a description of the property
  • reviewing your completed deed, and
  • signing the deed and having it notarized.

You can save and edit the form before you buy -- just create a Nolo.com account. It's easy, free, and there's no obligation to buy anything. If you purchase the form, you'll be able to print, send, or download it.

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Use this form to leave your Illinois real estate without probate. You retain ownership, responsibility, and control over the property during your life. After your death, ownership transfers to the beneficiary you name. We take you through all the steps, including:

  • naming your beneficiaries
  • writing a description of the property
  • reviewing your completed deed, and
  • signing the deed and having it notarized.

You can save and edit the form before you buy -- just create a Nolo.com account. It's easy, free, and there's no obligation to buy anything. If you purchase the form, you'll be able to print, send, or download it.

See below for a full product description.

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  • Avoid probate and pass on your Illinois real estate with a simple transfer-on-death deed

    If you own real estate in Illinois and want to make sure it passes to your heirs without the hassle of probate court, you can use a transfer-on-death (TOD) deed -- called a “transfer-on-death instrument” in Illinois. This document transfers ownership of your property just like a regular deed you might use to transfer real estate, but with a crucial difference: It doesn't take effect until after your death.

    It's easy to make a TOD deed.  You'll simply complete the following steps:

    • fill in information about you and the TOD beneficiary
    • provide a description of the property
    • check over the completed deed
    • sign the deed in front of a notary public, and
    • record the deed at the recorder's office in the county where the property is located.

    Take care of your beneficiaries and help them to avoid probate with this plain-English eForm from Nolo.

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    • Chrome, Firefox, IE 8 or higher
    • Adobe Reader 9 or higher
    • JavaScript must be enabled

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Good product!

By Barbara H.

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Easy to use... very intuitive!

Posted on 12/21/2020

Comprehensive TOD Form:

By Yvonne S.

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This is a comprehensive form that meets the requirements for filing and recording an Illinois TOD Instrument. The form is very easy to fill-out and is comprised of step-by-step instructions.

Posted on 3/29/2018

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By Anonymous

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Five Stars!

Posted on 3/19/2017

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