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METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ESTATE DISPUTE ATTORNEYS IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ESTATE LITIGATION LAW FIRM, (CONFIDENTIAL) ESTATE – HILLSBORO (MONTGOMERY COUNTY), ILLINOIS, (CONFIDENTIAL) ESTATE – BELLEVILLE (ST. CLAIR COUNTY), ILLINOIS, (CONFIDENTIAL) ESTATE – BREESE (CLINTON COUNTY), ILLINOIS, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM PITTSFIELD, PIKE COUNTY, MOUNT STERLING, BROWN COUNTY, BEARDSTOWN, CASS COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ESTATE DISPUTE ATTORNEYS IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ESTATE LITIGATION LAW FIRM, (CONFIDENTIAL) ESTATE – HILLSBORO (MONTGOMERY COUNTY), ILLINOIS, (CONFIDENTIAL) ESTATE – BELLEVILLE (ST. CLAIR COUNTY), ILLINOIS, (CONFIDENTIAL) ESTATE – BREESE (CLINTON COUNTY), …

$9,000,000.00 ESTATE ADMINISTRATION SETTLEMENT, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM PETERSBURG, MENARD COUNTY, LINCOLN, LOGAN COUNTY, CLINTON, DE WITT COUNTY, ILLINOIS, WE REPRESENTED A SURVIVING SPOUSE WHO WAS SCHEDULED TO RECEIVE BASICALLY AN INCOME INTEREST FROM HER PREDECEASED HUSBAND’S FORTUNE WHILE THE HUSBAND’S SUBSTANTIAL CORPORUS WAS TO BE GIVEN TO HIS DISTANT RELATIVES. AFTER CONTESTED PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING NUMEROUS PARTIES AND LAW FIRMS IN ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI THE SURVIVING SPOUSE ENDED UP WITH AN ESTATE IN EXCESS OF $9,000,000.00 WHICH SHE WAS THEN ABLE TO LEAVE AS SHE WISHED, TO HER SIDE OF THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS, INCLUDING ON A TAX-FREE BASIS SINCE SHE PASSED AWAY IN 2010, AT TIME WHEN THERE WAS NO ESTATE TAX. IF THE SURVIVING SPOUSE HAD NOT CONTESTED MATTERS TIMELY, AND IF APPROPRIATE AND AGGRESSIVE ACTION HAD NOT BEEN TAKEN IMMEDIATELY, SHE WOULD HAVE HAD RELATIVELY LITTLE TO LEAVE TO HER SIDE OF THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS UPON HER DEATH, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM HANDLING ESTATE LAW, FAMILY LAW, REAL ESTATE LAW AND TAX LAW CASES.

$9,000,000.00 ESTATE ADMINISTRATION SETTLEMENT, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM PETERSBURG, MENARD COUNTY, LINCOLN, LOGAN COUNTY, CLINTON, DE WITT COUNTY, ILLINOIS, WE REPRESENTED A SURVIVING SPOUSE WHO WAS SCHEDULED TO RECEIVE BASICALLY AN INCOME INTEREST FROM HER PREDECEASED HUSBAND’S FORTUNE WHILE …

CONTESTED GUARDIANSHIP LAW FIRM, DISPUTES WITH GUARDIAN AD LITEM REPORTS, CONTROVERSIES INVOLVING FIDUCIARY DUTIES, POWER OF ATTORNEYS AND GUARDIANSHIP LITIGATION, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, LAW FIRM WITH MORE THAN FORTY (40) YEARS EXPERIENCE HANDLING A WIDE VARIETY OF GUARDIANSHIP OF THE PERSON, GUARDIANSHIP OF THE ESTATE, GUARDIANSHIP OF MINORS, GUARDIANSHIP OF DISABLED ADULTS, ISSUES INVOLVING GUARDIAN AD LITEM, SECOND OPINION LAW FIRM, MODIFICATION OF GUARDIANSHIP ORDERS, ISSUES WITH TRUST COMPANIES ACTING AS GUARDIAN OF THE ESTATE WHILE INDIVIDUALS ARE ACTING AS GUARDIAN OF THE PERSON, DISPUTES WITH CORPORATE FIDUCIARIES. WE WERE INVOLVED IN A GUARDIANSHIP CASE WITH RESPECT TO WHICH A PHYSICIAN’S REPORT WAS SUBMITTED TO SHOW A GUARDIANSHIP WAS REQUIRED. WE SUBPOENAED THE PHYSICIAN’S RECORDS AND WERE ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT THE PHYSICIAN DID NOT EXAMINE THE ALLEGED DISABLED WARD BUT HAD HIS STAFF FILL IN BLANKS ON A FORM FROM A DIFFERENT PATIENT AND THEN THAT FORM WAS SUBMITTED TO THE COURT AS THOUGH THERE HAD ACTUALLY BEEN AN EXAMINATION OF THE ALLEGED DISABLED ADULT. AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM JOHNSON COUNTY, VIENNA, CYPRESS AND GOREVILLE, POPE COUNTY, GOLCONDA, EDDYVILLE AND DIXON SPRINGS, HARDIN COUNTY, ROSICLARE, CAVE-IN-ROCK AND ELIZABETHTOWN, ILLINOIS.

CONTESTED GUARDIANSHIP LAW FIRM, DISPUTES WITH GUARDIAN AD LITEM REPORTS, CONTROVERSIES INVOLVING FIDUCIARY DUTIES, POWER OF ATTORNEYS AND GUARDIANSHIP LITIGATION, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, LAW FIRM WITH MORE THAN FORTY (40) YEARS EXPERIENCE HANDLING A WIDE VARIETY OF GUARDIANSHIP OF …

$300,000.00+ RECOVERY IN COMBINED ESTATE/TRUST DISPUTE IN ILLINOIS, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS TRUST LITIGATION, ESTATE DISPUTE AND WILL CONTEST LAW FIRM. WE WERE CONTACTED BY AN OUT-OF-STATE CLIENT FOR REPRESENTATION IN REGARD TO A DISPUTE INVOLVING VARIOUS FACTIONS OF A FARMING FAMILY AS WELL AS ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS THAT WERE PREPARED AN EXECUTED AT A TIME WHEN OUR CLIENT BELIEVED THAT THE MAKERS WERE NOT OF SOUND MIND OR THAT THERE WAS DURESS OR UNDUE INFLUENCE THAT BASICALLY INTERFERED WITH AN INHERITANCE EXPECTANCY OF OUR CLIENT AND CERTAIN MEMBERS OF OUR FAMILY. AFTER A TRUST LAWSUIT WAS FILED, THERE WAS A RESOLUTION REACHED WHEREBY OUR CLIENT AND HIS FAMILY AGREED TO RECEIVE IN EXCESS OF $300,000.00, WHICH CONSTITUTED A FABULOUS SETTLEMENT WHICH EXCEEDED THE EXPECTATIONS OF OUR CLIENT IN THAT IT WAS A RESULT THAT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE IF THE CASE HAD BEEN TRIED, INCLUDING AFTER WRITTEN DISCOVERY AND DEPOSITIONS. AS A RESULT OF THE SETTLEMENT REACHED, THERE WAS SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS IN TIME AND EXPENSE AND SINCE THE RESULT WAS MORE THAT WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED AT TRIAL, THERE WAS NO COMPROMISE BY OUR CLIENT IN TERMS OF THE AMOUNT OUR CLIENT AND HIS FAMILY AGREED TO RECEIVE IN SETTLEMENT. THE CASE WAS HARD-FOUGHT WITHIN A RELATIVELY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AND OUR CLIENT RECEIVED A VERY FAVORABLE RESULT WITHOUT ANY TRIAL OR APPEALS. 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

$300,000.00+ RECOVERY IN COMBINED ESTATE/TRUST DISPUTE IN ILLINOIS, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS TRUST LITIGATION, ESTATE DISPUTE AND WILL CONTEST LAW FIRM. WE WERE CONTACTED BY AN OUT-OF-STATE CLIENT FOR REPRESENTATION IN REGARD TO A DISPUTE INVOLVING VARIOUS FACTIONS OF …

$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 CARLINVILLE, MACOUPIN COUNTY, LITCHFIELD, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VANDALIA, FAYETTE 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 CARLINVILLE, MACOUPIN COUNTY, LITCHFIELD, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VANDALIA, FAYETTE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. WE WERE ABLE TO OBTAIN A FANTASTIC …

BELLEVILLE TRUST LITIGATION ATTORNEYS, WILL CONTESTS AND WILL DISPUTES, CONTESTED ESTATES, TRUST DISPUTES, SMALL ESTATE AFFIDAVITS, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS WILL AND TRUST CONTEST LAW FIRM, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM TAZEWELL COUNTY, MARQUETTE HEIGHTS, PEKIN AND WASHINGTON, MCLEAN COUNTY, BLOOMINGTON, CHENOA AND LEXINGTON, FORD COUNTY, GIBSON CITY, PAXTON AND PIPER CITY, ILLINOIS.

BELLEVILLE TRUST LITIGATION ATTORNEYS, WILL CONTESTS AND WILL DISPUTES, CONTESTED ESTATES, TRUST DISPUTES, SMALL ESTATE AFFIDAVITS, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS WILL AND TRUST CONTEST LAW FIRM, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM TAZEWELL COUNTY, MARQUETTE HEIGHTS, PEKIN AND WASHINGTON, MCLEAN …

METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM THE ANNA, ILLINOIS AREA, TRUSTED WILL ADMINISTRATION, PROBATE AND TRUST ADMINISTRATION LAWYER, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS IN ANNA, UNION COUNTY, ILLINOIS, EXPERIENCED ESTATE PLANNING, ELDER LAW AND WILL AND TRUST ATTORNEYS. EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS FOR PROBATE AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION PROCESS, REPRESENTATION OF CLIENTS THAT LIVE OUT-OF-STATE, EXPERIENCED METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM ANNA, UNION COUNTY, ILLINOIS, TRIAL ATTORNEYS ESTATE PLANNING, ELDER LAW AND WILLS AND TRUSTS.

METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM THE ANNA, ILLINOIS AREA, TRUSTED WILL ADMINISTRATION, PROBATE AND TRUST ADMINISTRATION LAWYER, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS IN ANNA, UNION COUNTY, ILLINOIS, EXPERIENCED ESTATE PLANNING, ELDER LAW …

$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 JASPER COUNTY, NEWTON, WHEELER AND WILLOW HILL, CRAWFORD COUNTY, ROBINSON, OBLONG AND PALESTINE, LAWRENCE COUNTY, LAWRENCEVILLE, SUMNER AND BRIDGEPORT, 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 …

AGGRESSIVE, TOUGH, COURTROOM TESTED, EXPERIENCED WILL AND TRUST CONTEST, ESTATE DISPUTES, PROBATE LITIGATION LAWYER, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS EXPERIENCED REAL ESTATE LITIGATION LAW FIRM WITH A REPUTATION FOR HANDLING WILL AND TRUST CONTESTS, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM PETERSBURG, MENARD COUNTY, LINCOLN, LOGAN COUNTY, CLINTON, DE WITT COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

AGGRESSIVE, TOUGH, COURTROOM TESTED, EXPERIENCED WILL AND TRUST CONTEST, ESTATE DISPUTES, PROBATE LITIGATION LAWYER, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS EXPERIENCED REAL ESTATE LITIGATION LAW FIRM WITH A REPUTATION FOR HANDLING WILL AND TRUST CONTESTS, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS …

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 WINCHESTER, SCOTT COUNTY, WHITE HALL, GREENE COUNTY, HARDIN, CALHOUN COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

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 …