My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: Illinois
I hope I am posting in the relevant forum. This will be convoluted so I will try to explain the best I can. There was a farm owned by my grandfather and his brother. Originally when my grandfather passed, half of the farm was to go to his 7 kids and the other half to his brother (who was never married). When his brother died, his half was going to go to his nieces and nephews. My grandfather has passed, but his brother got married. My questions are: Is there any way to tell if he has changed his will? Is there any way to tell if he has put his wife or her child on the deed? I would like to be able to purchase this farm from everyone else involved (for a fair price), which would be easier with my aunts and uncles, but harder with anyone else involved. Long story short, I can not ask my grand uncle or his wife. They are complete liars and it would do no good. Is there anything I can do before his passing to better position myself to buy the farm with or without a lawyer?