Cook County Clerk’s Office to Lead Estate Planning & Property Fraud Prevention Informational Forum August 4

Press Release
Property After Death

Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough and Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller, Palos Heights Mayor Robert S. Straz, and other community partners will host an educational forum on August 4 to share information that will help residents better understand the Estate Planning process and instruct them how to safely transfer their home, car, or bank accounts without fees or lengthy court delays.

The Clerk’s Property After Death and Preventing Property Fraud Forum will be held Thursday, August 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the City of Palos Heights Recreation Center. The program, which will also offer a Zoom viewing option, will feature a presentation outlining the Estate Planning process and include licensed professionals who can answer attendees’ questions. 

“No one wants to talk about death or end-of-life planning, but it is a critical aspect of managing your assets to protect your family and loved ones,” said Yarbrough. “This program unpacks the Estate Planning process and provides access to professionals. We are very excited to be working with Commissioner Miller and Mayor Straz to bring this important information to the residents of Cook County’s southwest suburbs.”

Representatives from the Clerk’s Office will also discuss property fraud prevention and how residents can guard against property and recording fraud by signing up for the Clerk’s free Property Fraud Alert program. The program provides notification to a homeowner if a document is recorded against their property or the property of a loved one. 

Interested Cook County residents can register for the event at

The forum is a hybrid event and residents may attend in person or via Zoom. If participating over Zoom, the link will be made available after registration.


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