“ARTICLE OF EDWARD J. BLAKE, JR., BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS WILL CONTEST, TRUST DISPUTE, ESTATE SETTLEMENT ATTORNEYS”. WE WERE RETAINED BY SISTERS FROM NEW YORK AND SOUTH CAROLINA THAT HAD BEEN PART OF A FAMILY ENGAGED IN FARMING IN THE JERSEYVILLE, JERSEY COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA. THEY ALSO HAD A BROTHER WHO WAS ACTIVELY FARMING THE FAMILY FARM. OUR CLIENTS’ FATHER PREDECEASED THEIR MOTHER. OUR CLIENTS THOUGHT THAT WHEN THEIR MOTHER DIED THAT OUR CLIENTS WOULD SHARE EQUALLY, ONE-THIRD (1/3) TO EACH OF OUR CLIENTS AND ONE-THIRD (1/3) TO THEIR BROTHER IN REGARD TO THE FAMILY FARM. IT WAS NOT UNTIL THEIR MOTHER PASSED AWAY THAT OUR CLIENTS DISCOVERED WHAT HAD OCCURRED BEFORE THEIR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. PRIOR TO THE DEATH OF THEIR MOTHER, THEIR BROTHER WAS INVOLVED IN ACTIVITY THAT RESULTED IN THE FAMILY FARM, WORTH MORE THAN $1,000,000.00, BEING TRANSFERRED TO THEIR BROTHER, WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR CLIENTS, BEFORE THEIR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. THERE WERE ISSUES RAISED REGARDING DURESS, UNDUE INFLUENCE, LACK OF MENTAL CAPACITY AND TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH AN INHERITANCE EXPECTANCY. AFTER A LAWSUIT WAS FILED AGAINST THE BROTHER IN JERSEY COUNTY A SETTLEMENT WAS REACHED WHEREBY THE BROTHER AGREED TO PAY HIS SISTERS THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF THE SHARES OF THE FARM THAT THEY WOULD HAVE RECEIVED IF THE FAMILY FARM WAS STILL IN THEIR MOTHER’S NAME WHEN SHE PASSED AWAY. EDWARD J. BLAKE, JR., IS A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION (ABA) AND IS A MEMBER OF THE ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION (ISBA). MR. BLAKE AND HIS LAW FIRM HAVE MORE THAN FORTY (40) YEARS HANDLING ISSUES INVOLVING WILLS AND CODICILS, CONTROVERSIES INVOLVING TRUSTS AND AMENDMENTS, ESTATE CLAIMS AND PROBATE CONTROVERSIES, MEDIATED SETTLEMENTS, DISPUTES AMONG FAMILY MEMBERS AND OTHERS, CONTROVERSIES INVOLVING MULTI-GENERATIONAL ISSUES WITH RESPECT TO FARM FAMILIES AND AGRICULTURAL DISPUTES. AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM HANCOCK COUNTY, CARTHAGE, HAMILTON AND WARSAW, MCDONOUGH COUNTY, BUSHNELL, COLCHESTER AND MACOMB, FULTON COUNTY, CANTON, CUBA AND FARMINGTON, ILLINOIS.

“ARTICLE OF EDWARD J. BLAKE, JR., BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS WILL CONTEST, TRUST DISPUTE, ESTATE SETTLEMENT ATTORNEYS”. WE WERE RETAINED BY SISTERS FROM NEW YORK AND SOUTH CAROLINA THAT HAD BEEN PART OF A FAMILY ENGAGED IN FARMING IN …

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CLIENTS SEEKING OUT-OF-TOWN OR OUT OF THE AREA REPRESENTATION, INCLUDING TO AVOID CONFLICTS OF INTEREST OR THE APPEARANCE OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST IN REGARD TO WILL AND TRUST CONTESTS AND TAX LAW, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS FAMILY LAW AND REAL ESTATE LAW FIRM, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM QUINCY, ADAMS COUNTY, HAMILTON, HANCOCK COUNTY, RUSHVILLE, SCHUYLER COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

CLIENTS SEEKING OUT-OF-TOWN OR OUT OF THE AREA REPRESENTATION, INCLUDING TO AVOID CONFLICTS OF INTEREST OR THE APPEARANCE OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST IN REGARD TO WILL AND TRUST CONTESTS AND TAX LAW, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS FAMILY …

HOW TO FIND THE BEST REAL ESTATE LAWYER IN BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS, CLIENTS SHOULD MEET WITH PROSPECTIVE ATTORNEYS AND LAW FIRMS THAT THEY MAY WISH TO CONSIDER FOR REPRESENTATION IN DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE, CUSTODY AND ALLOCATION OF PARENTAL TIME CASES. THEY SHOULD INTERVIEW AS MANY ATTORNEYS AS THEY WISH. THEY MAY ALSO WISH TO CONFER WITH FRIENDS OR NEIGHBORS OR TRUSTED ADVISORS. THEY CAN ATTEMPT TO FIND OUT AS MUCH AS THEY CAN THROUGH OTHER SOURCES, INCLUDING THE INTERNET. THEY MAY WISH TO CONTACT LOCAL BAR ASSOCIATIONS. THERE MAY BE LISTINGS IN PHONE BOOKS. THE CHOICE OF AN ATTORNEY IS IMPORTANT AND CLIENTS SHOULD REVIEW AS MANY RESOURCES AS POSSIBLE AND KEEP IN MIND THAT THERE ARE MANY COMPETENT ATTORNEYS AND LAW FIRMS AND THE PURSUIT OF THE BEST MAY BE SUBJECTIVE, IF NOT DIFFICULT TO DEFINE SINCE EACH CLIENT IS DIFFERENT AND EACH CASE IS DIFFERENT, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM WATERLOO, MONROE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

HOW TO FIND THE BEST REAL ESTATE LAWYER IN BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS, CLIENTS SHOULD MEET WITH PROSPECTIVE ATTORNEYS AND LAW FIRMS THAT THEY MAY WISH TO CONSIDER FOR REPRESENTATION IN DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE, CUSTODY AND ALLOCATION OF PARENTAL TIME CASES. THEY …

HOW TO FIND THE BEST REAL ESTATE TAX, REAL ESTATE LIENS AND DISPUTES WITH TAX BUYERS ATTORNEY, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, REPRESENTATION IN REGARD TO REAL ESTATE ASSESSMENT COMPLAINTS, REAL ESTATE TAXES TO HIGH, MECHANICS LIENS, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE LIENS, RECOVERY OF REAL ESTATE AGAINST TAX BUYERS, CLIENTS SHOULD MEET WITH PROSPECTIVE ATTORNEYS AND LAW FIRMS THAT THEY MAY WISH TO CONSIDER FOR REPRESENTATION. THEY SHOULD INTERVIEW AS MANY ATTORNEYS AS THEY WISH. THEY MAY ALSO WISH TO CONFER WITH FRIENDS OR NEIGHBORS OR TRUSTED ADVISORS. THEY CAN ATTEMPT TO FIND OUT AS MUCH AS THEY CAN THROUGH OTHER SOURCES, INCLUDING THE INTERNET. THEY MAY WISH TO CONTACT LOCAL BAR ASSOCIATIONS. THERE MAY BE LISTINGS IN PHONE BOOKS. THE CHOICE OF AN ATTORNEY IS IMPORTANT AND CLIENTS SHOULD REVIEW AS MANY RESOURCES AS POSSIBLE AND KEEP IN MIND THAT THERE ARE MANY COMPETENT ATTORNEYS AND LAW FIRMS AND THE PURSUIT OF THE BEST MAY BE SUBJECTIVE, IF NOT DIFFICULT TO DEFINE SINCE EACH CLIENT IS DIFFERENT AND EACH CASE IS DIFFERENT, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM EDWARDS COUNTY, ALBION, GRAYVILLE AND WEST SALEM, WAYNE COUNTY, FAIRFIELD, WAYNE CITY AND CISNE, JEFFERSON COUNTY, MOUNT VERNON, NASON AND INA, ILLINOIS.

HOW TO FIND THE BEST REAL ESTATE TAX, REAL ESTATE LIENS AND DISPUTES WITH TAX BUYERS ATTORNEY, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, REPRESENTATION IN REGARD TO REAL ESTATE ASSESSMENT COMPLAINTS, REAL ESTATE TAXES TO HIGH, MECHANICS LIENS, INTERNAL …

METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM THAT YOU CAN TRUST HANDLING TRUSTS IN DIFFERENT REGIONS AND BANKS INCLUDING CONTROVERSIES IN DIFFERENT REGIONS WITH TRUST COMPANIES THAT FAIL TO MAKE APPROPRIATE DISTRIBUTIONS AND OTHERWISE ARE NOT SENSITIVE TO THE REQUESTS OF BENEFICIARIES OR FAMILY MEMBERS OF A DISABLED MINOR OR A DISABLED ADULT, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM EFFINGHAM, EFFINGHAM COUNTY, NEWTON, JASPER COUNTY, FLORA, CLAY COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM HANDLING ACTIONS AGAINST TRUST COMPANIES IN DIFFERENT REGIONS.

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BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS THROUGHOUT CENTRAL ILLINOIS IN REGARD TO WILL AND TRUST CONTESTS, FAMILY LAW, REAL ESTATE LAW, TAX LAW, ELDER LAW AND BUSINESS LAW, INCLUDING AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM SANGAMON COUNTY, CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, MORGAN COUNTY, GREENE COUNTY, SCOTT COUNTY, BROWN COUNTY, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, ADAMS COUNTY, EFFINGHAM COUNTY, INCLUDING EFFINGHAM, HILLSBORO, SPRINGFIELD, PITTSFIELD, CARLINVILLE, PETERSBURG, CHATHAM, JACKSONVILLE, TAYLORVILLE, LINCOLN, EDWARDSVILLE, ALTON, JERSEYVILLE, BEARDSTOWN, DECATUR, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS IN REGARD TO ELDER LAW, WILL AND TRUST CONTESTS, FAMILY LAW, TAX LAW, BUSINESS LAW AND REAL ESTATE LAW, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM CARLINVILLE, MACOUPIN COUNTY, LITCHFIELD, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VANDALIA, FAYETTE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

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“ARTICLE FROM EDWARD J. BLAKE, JR., BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS REAL ESTATE ATTORNEYS”. WE SETTLED A DISPUTE REPRESENTING A BUYER OF REAL ESTATE IN REGARD TO DISCLOSURES NOT MADE BY THE SELLER. ISSUES IN THAT CASE INVOLVED UNDISCLOSED WATER AND/OR SEEPAGE CONDITIONS, CLAIMS OF MOLD, FLOORING THAT WAS WARPED, WALLS THAT WERE NOT ALIGNED AND CONDITIONS THAT WERE CONCEALED OR OTHERWISE NOT DISCLOSED TO OUR CLIENTS PRIOR TO THE PURCHASE. EDWARD J. BLAKE, JR., AND HIS LAW FIRM HAVE MORE THAN FORTY (40) YEARS OF EXPERIENCE HANDLING CASES INVOLVING COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS, LEASES FOR BUSINESS AND INDIVIDUALS, DISPUTES BETWEEN LANDLORDS AND TENANTS, SUBSIDENCE ISSUES, FAULTY CONSTRUCTION OR POOR WORKMANSHIP, MECHANICS LIENS, FORECLOSURE CASES, BOND FOR DEED AGREEMENTS, DEFENDING FORECLOSURE ACTIONS, NEGOTIATIONS ON BEHALF OF BUYERS WITH RESPECT TO SELLERS, PREPARATION FOR REAL ESTATE SALES CONTRACTS, DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS AND DEEDS, EXPLAINING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WARRANTY DEEDS AND QUIT CLAIM DEEDS, CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS WITH BUILDERS, REPRESENTATION OF FRANCHISEES, REAL ESTATE TAXES, REAL ESTATE ASSESSMENT REDUCTIONS, PROTESTS WITH RESPECT TO ASSESSMENTS AND REAL ESTATE TAX BILLS, SUCCESSION PLANNING IN REGARD TO BUSINESS AND FARMS, REPRESENTATION OF FARMERS IN REGARD TO ISSUES INVOLVING UTILITIES, LAND DISPUTES, BOUNDARY LINE DISPUTES, ADVERSE POSSESSION ACTIONS, LAWSUITS FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS, PRELIMINARY INJUNCTIONS AND PERMANENT INJUNCTIONS, ISSUES INVOLVING MOBILE HOMES AND MODULAR HOMES, FAULTY SET UP AND INSTALLATION, INSURANCE CLAIMS REGARDING HOUSES AND REAL ESTATE, ESTATE SETTLEMENTS REGARDING REAL ESTATE, PROBATE CASES WHERE LAND IS INVOLVED, AND OTHER REAL ESTATE ISSUES. EDWARD J. BLAKE, JR., IS A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION (ABA) AND IS A MEMBER OF THE ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION (ISBA). AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM BROWN COUNTY, MOUNT STERLING, MOUND STATION AND RIPLEY, CASS COUNTY, BEARDSTOWN, VIRGINIA AND ASHLAND, MACON COUNTY, DECATUR, MACON AND MAROA, ILLINOIS.

“ARTICLE FROM EDWARD J. BLAKE, JR., BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS REAL ESTATE ATTORNEYS”. WE SETTLED A DISPUTE REPRESENTING A BUYER OF REAL ESTATE IN REGARD TO DISCLOSURES NOT MADE BY THE SELLER. ISSUES IN THAT CASE INVOLVED UNDISCLOSED WATER …

CLIENTS SEEKING OUT OF TOWN OR OUT OF THE AREA REPRESENTATION INCLUDING TO AVOID CONFLICTS OF INTEREST OR THE APPEARANCE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST IN REGARD TO WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ELDER LAW, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS REAL ESTATE LAW FIRM, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM EFFINGHAM, EFFINGHAM COUNTY, NEWTON, JASPER COUNTY, FLORA, CLAY COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

CLIENTS SEEKING OUT OF TOWN OR OUT OF THE AREA REPRESENTATION INCLUDING TO AVOID CONFLICTS OF INTEREST OR THE APPEARANCE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST IN REGARD TO WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ELDER LAW, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS REAL …

ILLINOIS ESTATE DISPUTE ATTORNEY, TRUST CONTEST, POWER OF ATTORNEY CONTROVERSIES, SETTING ASIDE WILLS, REMOVAL OF EXECUTORS AND TRUSTEES, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM MASSAC COUNTY, BROOKPORT, METROPOLIS AND JOPPA, ILLINOIS, $600,000.00 SETTLEMENT (IROQUOIS COUNTY), $250,000.00 SETTLEMENT (JERSEY COUNTY), $8,000,000.00 DISTRIBUTION (ST. CLAIR COUNTY), $50,000.00 (CRAWFORD COUNTY), $400,000.00 (RICHLAND COUNTY), $250,000.00 SETTLEMENT (WILLIAMSON COUNTY), $900,000.00 SETTLEMENT (MACOUPIN COUNTY), $500,000.00 (SANGAMON COUNTY), $165,000.00 REAL ESTATE SETTLEMENT (SCHUYLER COUNTY), $3,000,000.00 (MADISON COUNTY), $600,000.00 DISTRIBUTION (MASON COUNTY), $15,000,000.00 TRUST ISSUE (JEFFERSON COUNTY), $8,000,000.00 TRUST ESTATE ISSUE (FAYETTE COUNTY), $500,000.00 TRUST ISSUE (MACON COUNTY), $500,000.00 DISTRIBUTION (WAYNE COUNTY), $300,000.00 DISPUTE (EDWARDS COUNTY), $2,000,000.00 DISPUTE (CLINTON COUNTY, $1,000,000.00 DISPUTE (RANDOLPH COUNTY) $500,000.00 TRUST DISPUTE (JACKSON COUNTY), $200,000.00 TRUST INSTALLMENT (MADISON COUNTY), $200,000.00 RESOLUTION (CLAY COUNTY), $1,000,000.00 CONTROVERSY (EFFINGHAM COUNTY). THE ABOVE ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF SOME OF THE MOST RECENT CONTROVERSIES, DISTRIBUTIONS, SETTLEMENTS AND AMOUNTS CONSIDERED IN REGARD TO CASES THROUGHOUT THE CENTRAL ILLINOIS AND SOUTHERN ILLINOIS REGIONS.

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