In re: the Estate of Blickenstaff

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (4th) 120480
Decision Date: 
December 18, 2012
District: 
4th Dist
Division/County: 
Woodford Co.
Justice: 
APPLETON
Holding: 
Affirmed in part and reversed in part.
In will contest, court abused its discretion in requiring executor to turn over his personal financial documents. By paying attorney fees out of the estate, the executor voluntarily injected into the case the issuew of whether attorney fees were reasonable and for services beneficial to the estate. Thus, production of unredacted billing statements is necessary to resolution of that issue. (STEIGMANN and TURNER, concurring.)