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$375,000.00 MEDIATED SETTLEMENT IN WILL AND TRUST CONTEST LITIGATION. BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE LITIGATION LAW FIRM AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS IN EFFINGHAM, EFFINGHAM COUNTY, NEWTON, JASPER COUNTY, FLORA, CLAY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. WE WERE ABLE TO OBTAIN A FANTASTIC MEDIATED SETTLEMENT WITHOUT ANY HEARINGS IN COURT WITHOUT DISCOVERY DEPOSITIONS AND WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AFTER THE WILL AND TRUST CONTEST CASE WAS FILED. WE WERE ABLE TO CONVINCE THE MEDIATOR THAT THE POSITION OF OUR CLIENT WAS CORRECT AND THAT THE OPPOSITION FACED SEVERE CONSEQUENCES IF THE CASE DID NOT SETTLE AT THE MEDIATION.

$375,000.00 MEDIATED SETTLEMENT IN WILL AND TRUST CONTEST LITIGATION. BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE LITIGATION LAW FIRM AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS IN EFFINGHAM, EFFINGHAM COUNTY, NEWTON, JASPER COUNTY, FLORA, CLAY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. WE WERE ABLE TO OBTAIN A FANTASTIC …

$200,000.00+ SETTLEMENT REACHED IN DISPUTED TRUST CONTEST. BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM, ARTICLE REGARDING CASE SETTLEMENT WITH RESPECT TO TRUST DISPUTES. AN ACTION WAS BROUGHT BY TWO (2) SURVIVING CHILDREN AFTER THE DEATH OF THE FATHER AGAINST THEIR STEP-MOTHER. THE CLAIM WAS THAT THE STEP-MOTHER TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE FATHER DURING HIS LIFETIME IN REGARD TO FINANCIAL MANEUVERING AND/OR MANIPULATION THAT RESULTED IN THE STEP-MOTHER RECEIVING ESSENTIALLY ALL OF THE WEALTH AND ASSETS OF HER HUSBAND. AFTER A LAWSUIT WAS FILED, AND BEFORE ANY DEPOSITIONS WERE TAKEN, A SETTLEMENT WAS REACHED IN ACCESS OF $200,000.00. AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM WHITE COUNTY, CARMI, GRAYVILLE AND NORRIS CITY, JACKSON COUNTY, AVA, CARBONDALE AND MURPHYSBORO, WILLIAMSON COUNTY, HERRIN, MARION AND CARTERVILLE, AREA.

$200,000.00+ SETTLEMENT REACHED IN DISPUTED TRUST CONTEST. BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM, ARTICLE REGARDING CASE SETTLEMENT WITH RESPECT TO TRUST DISPUTES. AN ACTION WAS BROUGHT BY TWO (2) SURVIVING CHILDREN AFTER THE DEATH OF THE FATHER AGAINST THEIR …

PINCKNEYVILLE, PERRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS WILL CONTESTS, TRUST DISPUTES AND ESTATE LITIGATIONS LAW FIRM BASED IN METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, LAWYERS AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM THE PINCKNEYVILLE, PERRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA ALSO AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM METROPOLIS, MASSAC COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

PINCKNEYVILLE, PERRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS WILL CONTESTS, TRUST DISPUTES AND ESTATE LITIGATIONS LAW FIRM BASED IN METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, LAWYERS AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM THE PINCKNEYVILLE, PERRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA ALSO AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM …

CLINTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS WILL CONTEST ATTORNEY, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE LITIGATION LAWYER, AN ELDERLY MOTHER CHANGED HER ESTATE PLAN IN REGARD TO FARM PROPERTY WORTH IN EXCESS OF $2,000,000, INSTEAD OF HER ESTATE BEING RECEIVED BY HER CHILDREN OF EQUAL SHARES UPON HER DEATH, CERTAIN CHILDREN THAT WERE FARMING THE FARMLAND WERE BASICALLY GIVEN A LIFE ESTATE THAT WOULD TERMINATE UPON THEIR DEATHS, SUCH THAT THEY WOULD CONTINUE AS THE TENANT FARMERS, AT A BARGAIN PRICE, TO THE EXCLUSION OF THE OTHER SIBLINGS THAT WERE THEN DEPRIVED OF RECEIVING THEIR RIGHTFUL INHERITANCE UPON THE DEATH OF THEIR MOTHER. INSTEAD OF THE OTHER SIBLINGS RECEIVING THEIR INHERITANCE UPON THE DEATH OF THEIR MOTHER, UPON THE TERMINATION OF THE LIFE ESTATES FOR THE CHILDREN CONTINUING WITH FARMING THE PROPERTY, THERE WAS THEN A PROVISION THAT THERE WOULD BE A DISTRIBUTION TO THE GRANDCHILDREN OF THE DECEDENT, WHICH MAY NOT OCCUR FOR DECADES. FURTHER, DEPENDING ON ANY CHANGES IN THE TAX LAW, THE ESTATE PLAN RAISED ISSUES IN REGARD TO THE GENERATION-SKIPPING EXEMPTION TAX. AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM HAMILTON COUNTY, MCLEANSBORO, BELLE PRAIRIE CITY, DAHLGREN, ILLINOIS.

CLINTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS WILL CONTEST ATTORNEY, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE LITIGATION LAWYER, AN ELDERLY MOTHER CHANGED HER ESTATE PLAN IN REGARD TO FARM PROPERTY WORTH IN EXCESS OF $2,000,000, INSTEAD OF HER ESTATE BEING RECEIVED BY …

ESTATE PLANNING LAW FIRM PROVIDING LEGAL SERVICES FOR CLIENTS IN THE HIGHLAND, MADISON COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM WITH FORTY (40) YEARS PLUS EXPERIENCE, 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.

ESTATE PLANNING LAW FIRM PROVIDING LEGAL SERVICES FOR CLIENTS IN THE HIGHLAND, MADISON COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM WITH FORTY (40) YEARS PLUS EXPERIENCE, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM BROWN COUNTY, MOUNT STERLING, …

DOCUMENT PREPARATION BY ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, WILL AND TRUST LAW FIRM, ADVISING CLIENTS TO HAVE PROPERLY DRAWN AND EXECUTED DOCUMENTS IN PLACE IN CASE OF DEATH OF INCAPACITY TO AVOID A DISASTER FOR SURVIVING FAMILY MEMBERS OR OTHERS, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS WILL PREPARATION LAWYER AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM CARLINVILLE, MACOUPIN COUNTY, LITCHFIELD, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VANDALIA, FAYETTE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

DOCUMENT PREPARATION BY ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, WILL AND TRUST LAW FIRM, ADVISING CLIENTS TO HAVE PROPERLY DRAWN AND EXECUTED DOCUMENTS IN PLACE IN CASE OF DEATH OF INCAPACITY TO AVOID A DISASTER FOR SURVIVING FAMILY …

ILLINOIS WILL AND TRUST CONTEST LAW FIRM, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ESTATE ADMINISTRATION AND TRUST SETTLEMENT, EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY, A RESIDENT OF COLORADO HIRED US TO REPRESENT HER IN REGARD TO A TRUST CASE IN DU QUOIN, ILLINOIS. THE CLIENT’S FATHER PASSED AWAY HAVING A TRUST IN EXCESS OF A MILLION DOLLARS AND INSTEAD OF LEAVING EVERYTHING TO HIS ONLY CHILD, HE GAVE HER AN INCOME INTEREST OF $500.00 PER MONTH DURING HER LIFETIME AND UPON HER DEATH, ANY ACCRUED BUT UNDISTRIBUTED INTEREST AND PRINCIPAL, WAS TO BE RECEIVED BY OUR CLIENT’S TWO (2) CHILDREN. OUR CLIENT’S FATHER APPOINTED A LOCAL BUSINESSMAN IN DU QUOIN, ILLINOIS AS THE TRUSTEE. SOON AFTER THE DEATH OF OUR CLIENT’S FATHER, THE TRUSTEE, WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE OR CONSENT OF THE BENEFICIARIES OF THE TRUST, PAID HIMSELF A LUMP SUM $50,000.00 FEE. AFTER THAT, BECAUSE THE TRUSTEE WAS A LIFE INSURANCE SALES MAN, HE THEN ATTEMPTED TO SELL LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES TO THE TRUST AND/OR THE BENEFICIARIES IN ORDER TO EXTRACT MORE MONEY FROM THE TRUST. ONCE WE WERE HIRED, WE FILED SUIT IN PERRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. SOON AFTER THE LAWSUIT WAS FILED, WE TOOK THE DISCOVERY DEPOSITION OF THE ROGUE TRUSTEE. AFTER THAT, ONCE WE HAD HIM PINNED DOWN, WE SETTLED THE CASE. OUR CLIENT HAD THE COOPERATION OF HER TWO (2) ADULT CHILDREN. THE SETTLEMENT OF THE CASE WAS THAT THE TRUST WOULD IMMEDIATELY BE DISSOLVED WITH THE ENTIRETY OF THE ACCRUED BUT UNDISTRIBUTED INCOME, AND PRINCIPAL, BEING IMMEDIATELY PAID TO OUR CLIENT. OUT CLIENT THEN MADE GIFTS TO HER TWO (2) CHILDREN, AND THEN UPDATED HER ESTATE PLAN SO THAT HER TWO (2) CHILDREN WOULD RECEIVE HER ESTATE, WHICH THEN INCLUDED THE RECOVERY OF MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS, UPON HER DEATH. AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM PULASKI COUNTY, MOUNDS, ULLIN AND KARNAK, ALEXANDER COUNTY, CAIRO, TAMMS AND THEBES, MASSAC COUNTY, BROOKPORT, METROPOLIS AND JOPPA, ILLINOIS.

ILLINOIS WILL AND TRUST CONTEST LAW FIRM, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ESTATE ADMINISTRATION AND TRUST SETTLEMENT, EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY, A RESIDENT OF COLORADO HIRED US TO REPRESENT HER IN REGARD TO A TRUST CASE IN DU QUOIN, ILLINOIS. …

METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ESTATE DISPUTES AND PROBATE LAWSUITS, ESTATE LITIGATION LAW FIRM, (CONFIDENTIAL) ESTATE – COLUMBIA (MONROE COUNTY), ILLINOIS, (CONFIDENTIAL) ESTATE – BELLEVILLE (ST. CLAIR COUNTY), ILLINOIS, (CONFIDENTIAL) – BELLEVILLE (ST. CLAIR COUNTY), ILLINOIS, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM CARBONDALE, JACKSON COUNTY, MARION, WILLIAMSON COUNTY, HARRISBURG, SALINE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ESTATE DISPUTES AND PROBATE LAWSUITS, ESTATE LITIGATION LAW FIRM, (CONFIDENTIAL) ESTATE – COLUMBIA (MONROE COUNTY), ILLINOIS, (CONFIDENTIAL) ESTATE – BELLEVILLE (ST. CLAIR COUNTY), ILLINOIS, (CONFIDENTIAL) – BELLEVILLE (ST. CLAIR COUNTY), ILLINOIS, AVAILABLE TO …

ILLINOIS ELDER LAW ATTORNEY, WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES, NURSING HOME ISSUES, ASSISTED CARE REPRESENTATION, MEMORY CARE MATTERS, SENILITY, ALZHEIMER’S, DEMENTIA, BREACHES OF FIDUCIARY DUTIES BY THOSE HAVING POWER OF ATTORNEYS, ISSUES WITH TRUST COMPANIES INCLUDING IN VARIOUS REGIONS, INCLUDING VARIOUS BANKS, INCLUDING DISPUTES RELATING TO PUBLISHED FEE SCHEDULES AND NOT HANDLING TRUSTS PURSUANT TO INSTRUCTIONS OF FAMILY MEMBERS AND/OR THE COURT, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM JASPER COUNTY, NEWTON, WHEELER AND WILLOW HILL, CRAWFORD COUNTY, ROBINSON, OBLONG AND PALESTINE, LAWRENCE COUNTY, LAWRENCEVILLE, SUMNER AND BRIDGEPORT, ILLINOIS.

ILLINOIS ELDER LAW ATTORNEY, WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES, NURSING HOME ISSUES, ASSISTED CARE REPRESENTATION, MEMORY CARE MATTERS, SENILITY, ALZHEIMER’S, DEMENTIA, BREACHES OF FIDUCIARY DUTIES BY THOSE HAVING POWER OF ATTORNEYS, ISSUES WITH TRUST COMPANIES INCLUDING IN VARIOUS REGIONS, INCLUDING VARIOUS …

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 WILL AND TRUST CONTESTS AND FAMILY LAW, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS FAMILY LAW REAL ESTATE LAW FIRM, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM WINCESHTER, SCOTT COUNTY, WHITE HALL, GREENE COUNTY, HARDIN, CALHOUN 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 WILL AND TRUST CONTESTS AND FAMILY LAW, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, …