HIGHLAND, MADISON COUNTY, ILLINOIS PROBATE ATTORNEY, “AV” RATED LAW FIRM, OVER FORTY (40) YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM MOULTRIE COUNTY, SULLIVAN, LOVINGTON AND BETHANY, CALHOUN COUNTY, BRUSSELS, HAMBURG AND HARDIN AND GREENE COUNTY, CARROLLTON, WHITE HALL AND GREENFIELD, ILLINOIS.

HIGHLAND, MADISON COUNTY, ILLINOIS PROBATE ATTORNEY, “AV” RATED LAW FIRM, OVER FORTY (40) YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM MOULTRIE COUNTY, SULLIVAN, LOVINGTON AND BETHANY, CALHOUN COUNTY, BRUSSELS, HAMBURG AND HARDIN AND GREENE COUNTY, CARROLLTON, WHITE HALL AND …

$8,000,000.00 WILL AND TRUST CONTEST SETTLEMENT, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM HANDLING PROBATE AND ESTATE LITIGATION, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM CHESTER, RANDOLPH COUNTY, DU QUOIN, PERRY COUNTY, WEST FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, WE REPRESENTED A SURVIVING SPOUSE WITH RESPECT TO HER PREDECEASED HUSBAND WHO BASICALLY ATTEMPTED TO DISINHERIT HER EVEN THOUGH SHE WORKED IN THE FAMILY BUSINESS FOR MORE THAN SIXTY (60) YEARS. THE COUPLE HAD NO CHILDREN. THE HUSBAND WAS CONCERNED THAT IF HE LEFT ASSETS TO HIS WIFE SHE WOULD THEN LEAVE THOSE ASSETS TO HER SIDE OF THE FAMILY ONCE SHE PASSED AWAY WHICH THE HUSBAND DID NOT WISH TO OCCUR. THERE WAS AN ALL-DAY MEDIATED SETTLEMENT IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI THAT INVOLVED NUMEROUS LAW FIRMS REPRESENTING VARIOUS PARTIES. THE RECOVERY, IN EXCESS OF $8,000,000.00, EXCEEDED THE EXPECTATIONS OF OUR CLIENT. OUR CLIENT WAS THEN ABLE TO LEAVE HER ESTATE, UPON HER DEATH, TO HER SIDE OF THE FAMILY, INCLUDING NIECES AND NEPHEWS, NOT TO MENTION OTHERS.

$8,000,000.00 WILL AND TRUST CONTEST SETTLEMENT, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM HANDLING PROBATE AND ESTATE LITIGATION, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM CHESTER, RANDOLPH COUNTY, DU QUOIN, PERRY COUNTY, WEST FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, WE REPRESENTED A SURVIVING SPOUSE WITH …

METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, EXPERIENCED WILL AND TRUST CONTEST LAW FIRM, ESTATE LITIGATION LAW FIRM, (CONFIDENTIAL) CASE – RED BUD (RANDOLPH COUNTY), ILLINOIS, (CONFIDENTIAL) ESTATE, JACKSONVILLE (MORGAN COUNTY), ILLINOIS, (CONFIDENTIAL) CASE – BELLEVILLE (ST. CLAIR COUNTY), ILLINOIS, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENT FROM CHESTER, RANDOLPH COUNTY, DU QUOIN, PERRY COUNTY, WEST FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, EXPERIENCED WILL AND TRUST CONTEST LAW FIRM, ESTATE LITIGATION LAW FIRM, (CONFIDENTIAL) CASE – RED BUD (RANDOLPH COUNTY), ILLINOIS, (CONFIDENTIAL) ESTATE, JACKSONVILLE (MORGAN COUNTY), ILLINOIS, (CONFIDENTIAL) CASE – BELLEVILLE (ST. CLAIR COUNTY), ILLINOIS, …

ESTATE PLANNING LAW FIRM PROVIDING LEGAL SERVICES FOR CLIENTS IN THE VANDALIA, FAYETTE COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM WITH FORTY (40) YEARS PLUS EXPERIENCE, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM MOULTRIE COUNTY, SULLIVAN, LOVINGTON AND BETHANY, CALHOUN COUNTY, BRUSSELS, HAMBURG AND HARDIN, GREENE COUNTY, CARROLLTON, WHITE HALL AND GREENFIELD, ILLINOIS.

ESTATE PLANNING LAW FIRM PROVIDING LEGAL SERVICES FOR CLIENTS IN THE VANDALIA, FAYETTE COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM WITH FORTY (40) YEARS PLUS EXPERIENCE, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM MOULTRIE COUNTY, SULLIVAN, LOVINGTON …

BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATES AND TRUSTS LAW ATTORNEYS, ESTABLISHED LAW FIRM PROVIDING EXPERIENCED REPRESENTATION IN REGARD TO PROBATE LITIGATION, WILLS AND TRUSTS, POWERS OF ATTORNEY, FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, GUARDIANSHIPS, ESTATE SETTLEMENTS, BREACHES OF FIDUCIARY DUTIES, ESTATE PLANNING, ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, MEDICAID PLANNING, ELDER LAW CASES, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS TAX LAW COUNSELORS AND LAW FIRM, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM SHAWNEETOWN, GALLATIN COUNTY, CARMI, WHITE COUNTY, MCLEANSBORO, HAMILTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATES AND TRUSTS LAW ATTORNEYS, ESTABLISHED LAW FIRM PROVIDING EXPERIENCED REPRESENTATION IN REGARD TO PROBATE LITIGATION, WILLS AND TRUSTS, POWERS OF ATTORNEY, FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, GUARDIANSHIPS, ESTATE SETTLEMENTS, BREACHES OF FIDUCIARY DUTIES, ESTATE PLANNING, ESTATE …

METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HOW TO HANDLE WILL AND TRUST CONTESTS IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ESTATE LITIGATION LAW FIRM, (CONFIDENTIAL) CASE – BELLEVILLE (ST. CLAIR, COUNTY), ILLINOIS, (CONFIDENTIAL) ESTATE – ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, (CONFIDENTIAL) CASE – WATERLOO (MONROE COUNTY), ILLINOIS, (CONFIDENTIAL) ESTATE – GRANITE CITY (MADISON COUNT), ILLINOIS, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM NEOGA, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, MARSHALL, CLARK COUNTY, MATTOON, COLES COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, HOW TO HANDLE WILL AND TRUST CONTESTS IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ESTATE LITIGATION LAW FIRM, (CONFIDENTIAL) CASE – BELLEVILLE (ST. CLAIR, COUNTY), ILLINOIS, (CONFIDENTIAL) ESTATE – ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, (CONFIDENTIAL) CASE – …

NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($900,000.00) TRUST DISPUTE SETTLEMENT IN MACOUPIN COUNTY INVOLVING ATTORNEYS FROM BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS AND SPRINGFIELD, SANGAMON COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ISSUES HAVING TO DO WITH BROTHER, WHO WAS A FARMER, UNDULY INFLUENCING AND/OR TAKING ADVANTAGE OF HIS ELDERLY MOTHER WHO HAD MEDICAL ISSUES AND POOR EYESIGHT, TO THE DETRIMENT OF HIS SISTER WHO HAD MOVED FROM THE AREA AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM JASPER COUNTY, NEWTON, WHEELER AND WILLOW HILL, CRAWFORD COUNTY, ROBINSON, OBLONG AND PALESTINE, LAWRENCE COUNTY, LAWRENCEVILLE, SUMNER AND BRIDGEPORT.

NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($900,000.00) TRUST DISPUTE SETTLEMENT IN MACOUPIN COUNTY INVOLVING ATTORNEYS FROM BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS AND SPRINGFIELD, SANGAMON COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ISSUES HAVING TO DO WITH BROTHER, WHO WAS A FARMER, UNDULY INFLUENCING AND/OR TAKING ADVANTAGE OF …

$5,000,000.00+ EXTRAORDINARY RESULT! BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, WILL, GUARDIANSHIP, TRUST, GUARDIANSHIP LAW FIRM, OVER FORTY (40) YEARS OF EXPERIENCE HANDLING SERIOUS WILL, TRUST AND ESTATE ISSUES, INCLUDING RELATING TO TRUST COMPANIES MISINTERPRETING DOCUMENTS AND TAKING POSITIONS CONTRARY TO THE INTERESTS OF CLIENTS OR FAMILY MEMBERS. WE WERE HIRED BY FAMILY MEMBERS IN REGARD TO A TRUST THAT EXISTED FOR APPROXIMATELY THIRTY (30) YEARS. AFTER THE LAST TO DIE OF THE SETTLORS, WHO WERE HUSBAND AND WIFE, THE CORPORATE FIDUCIARY DID NOT WISH TO RELEASE FUNDS TO THE ADULT BENEFICIARIES. THE CORPORATE FIDUCIARY TOOK THE POSITION THAT THE SETTLOR, THE SURVIVING WIFE BEFORE SHE DIED, DID NOT PROPERLY EXECUTE A SPECIAL POWER OF APPOINTMENT BEFORE SHE PASSED AWAY. IF THE TRUST COMPANY WAS RIGHT, THEY WISHED TO CONTINUE TO ADMINISTER THE TRUST FOR THE REMAINING LIFETIMES OF THE SURVIVING CHILDREN OF THE PREDECEASED SETTLORS, WHICH WOULD HAVE MEANT IN EXCESS OF $5,000,000.00 WOULD HAVE REMAINED IN TRUST FOR AN ESTIMATED ANOTHER TWENTY (20) YEARS OR MORE, WITH THE CORPORATE FIDUCIARY CONTINUING TO RECEIVE FEES IN EXCESS OF $100,000.00 EACH YEAR, FOR APPROXIMATELY ANOTHER $2,000,000.00+ OVER THE COURSE OF ANOTHER TWENTY (20) YEARS OR MORE OF EXISTENCE OF THE TRUST. A RESOLUTION WAS REACHED WITH AN ESTATE ADMINISTRATION PROCEEDING IN ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS WHEREBY THE CORPORATE FIDUCIARY AGREED WITH THE POSITION AND/OR REQUESTS OF OUR CLIENTS AND AN ORDER WAS ENTERED IN FAVOR OF OUR CLIENTS WHICH ALLOW FOR THE ESTATE ADMINISTRATION TO PROCEED TO CONCLUSION WHICH ALLOWED FOR THE TRUST ADMINISTRATION TO PROCEED TO CONCLUSION WITH EACH OF THE CHILDREN TO RECEIVE IN EXCESS OF $1,400,000.00 EACH INCOME TAX FREE INCLUDING BECAUSE OF A STEP UP IN TAX BASIS AS OF THE DATE OF DEATH OF THE LAST TO DIE OF THE SETTLORS OF THE TRUST. 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.

$5,000,000.00+ EXTRAORDINARY RESULT! BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, WILL, GUARDIANSHIP, TRUST, GUARDIANSHIP LAW FIRM, OVER FORTY (40) YEARS OF EXPERIENCE HANDLING SERIOUS WILL, TRUST AND ESTATE ISSUES, INCLUDING RELATING TO TRUST COMPANIES MISINTERPRETING DOCUMENTS AND TAKING POSITIONS CONTRARY TO THE …

“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 BROWN COUNTY, MOUNT STERLING, MOUND STATION AND RIPLEY, CASS COUNTY, BEARDSTOWN, VIRGINIA AND ASHLAND, MACON COUNTY, DECATUR, MACON AND MAROA, 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 …

ILLINOIS ESTATE DISPUTE ATTORNEY, TRUST CONTEST, POWER OF ATTORNEY CONTROVERSIES, SETTING ASIDE WILLS, REMOVAL OF EXECUTORS AND TRUSTEES, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY, LAWRENCEVILLE, SUMNER AND BRIDGEPORT, 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.

ILLINOIS ESTATE DISPUTE ATTORNEY, TRUST CONTEST, POWER OF ATTORNEY CONTROVERSIES, SETTING ASIDE WILLS, REMOVAL OF EXECUTORS AND TRUSTEES, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY, LAWRENCEVILLE, SUMNER AND BRIDGEPORT, ILLINOIS, $600,000.00 SETTLEMENT (IROQUOIS COUNTY), $250,000.00 SETTLEMENT (JERSEY COUNTY), $8,000,000.00 DISTRIBUTION …