- Intestate Share
- Elective Share
- Family Allowance
Surviving Spouse’s Right to Allowance
An Illinois surviving spouse has the right to an allowance for nine months after the decedent’s death. The allowance is permitted in a manner suited to the spouse’s condition of life, taking into consideration the condition of the estate, and an addition reasonable sum for the spouse’s proper support. The amount is to be no less than $20,000.