Illinois Transfer-on-Death Instrument
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- Product Details
- 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.
- System Requirements
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:
Take care of your beneficiaries and help them to avoid probate with this plain-English eForm from Nolo.
Posted on 12/21/2020
Easy to use... very intuitive!
Comprehensive TOD Form:
Posted on 3/29/2018
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 3/19/2017