(755 ILCS 5/6-10)
(from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 6-10)
Notice - waiver.)
(a) Not more than 14 days after entry of an
order admitting or denying admission of a will to probate or appointing
a representative, the representative or, if none, the petitioner must
mail a copy of the petition to admit the will
or for letters and a copy of the order showing the date of entry to each
of the testator's heirs and legatees whose names and post office addresses
are stated in the petition. If the name or post office address of any heir
or legatee is not stated in the petition, the representative or, if none,
the petitioner must publish a notice once a week
for 3 successive weeks, the first publication to be not more than 14 days
after entry of the order, describing the order and the date of entry. The
notice shall be published in a newspaper published in the county where the
order was entered and may be combined with a notice under Section 18-3.
When the petition names a trustee of a trust, it is not necessary to publish
for or mail copies of the petition and order to any beneficiary of the trust
who is not an heir or legatee. The information mailed or published under
this Section must include an explanation, in form prescribed by rule of
the Supreme Court of this State, of the rights of heirs and legatees to
require formal proof of will under Section 6-21 and to contest the admission
or denial of admission of the will to probate under Section 8-1 or 8-2.
The petitioner or representative must file proof of mailing and publication,
if publication is required, with the clerk of the court.
(b) A copy of the petition and of the order need not be sent to and notice
need not be published for any person who is not designated in the petition
as a minor or person with a disability and who personally appeared before the court
at the hearing or who filed his waiver of notice.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)