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LAWSUITS INVOLVING SETTING ASIDE TRANSFER ON DEATH DEEDS AND LAST WILL AND TESTAMENTS, ISSUES WITH RESPECT TO THE WAY A DEED IS DRAFTED OR RECORDED, OR THE MANNER IN WHICH A WILL IS PREPARED OR EXECUTED, INCLUDING WHETHER OR NOT PURPORTED WITNESSES PHYSICALLY SAW A PERSON SIGN A DEED OR A WILL. A WITNESS HAS TO BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT, AND CANNOT SIGN AFTER THE FACT, AND THE WITNESS HAS TO HAVE ACTUALLY SEEN THE PERSON SIGN, WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT BE THE CASE BASED ON FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES, SHAWNEETOWN, GALLATIN COUNTY, CARMI, WHITE COUNTY, MCLEANSBORO, HAMILTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS

LAWSUITS INVOLVING SETTING ASIDE TRANSFER ON DEATH DEEDS AND LAST WILL AND TESTAMENTS, ISSUES WITH RESPECT TO THE WAY A DEED IS DRAFTED OR RECORDED, OR THE MANNER IN WHICH A WILL IS PREPARED OR EXECUTED, INCLUDING WHETHER OR NOT …

$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 MOULTRIE COUNTY, SULLIVAN, LOVINGTON AND BETHANY, CALHOUN COUNTY, BRUSSELS, HAMBURG AND HARDIN, GREENE COUNTY, CARROLLTON, WHITE HALL AND GREENFIELD, 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 …

ILLINOIS PROBATE LAWYER, LETTERS OF OFFICE, TRANSFER OF ASSETS, RETITLING PROPERTY, QUIT CLAIM DEEDS, WARRANTY DEEDS, TRANSFER ON DEATH DEEDS, ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR, LOST WILLS, HEIR SEARCHES, CARBONDALE, JACKSON COUNTY, MARION, WILLIAMSON COUNTY, HARRISBURG, SALINE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS PROBATE LAWYER, LETTERS OF OFFICE, TRANSFER OF ASSETS, RETITLING PROPERTY, QUIT CLAIM DEEDS, WARRANTY DEEDS, TRANSFER ON DEATH DEEDS, ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR, LOST WILLS, HEIR SEARCHES, CARBONDALE, JACKSON COUNTY, MARION, WILLIAMSON COUNTY, HARRISBURG, SALINE …

$1,400,000.00 TRUST SETTLEMENT, OVER $450,000.00 TO EACH OF THREE (3) CLIENTS, EARLY TRUST CONTEST SETTLEMENT PURSUANT TO COURT FILING IN SHELBY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS WILL AND TRUST CONTEST LAW FIRM WITH DECADES OF EXPERIENCE HANDLING A VARIETY OF UNIQUE AND CHALLENGING TRUST CONTEST AND ESTATE DISPUTE CASES, COBDEN, UNION COUNTY, VIENNA, JOHNSON COUNTY, GOLCONDA, POPE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

$1,400,000.00 TRUST SETTLEMENT, OVER $450,000.00 TO EACH OF THREE (3) CLIENTS, EARLY TRUST CONTEST SETTLEMENT PURSUANT TO COURT FILING IN SHELBY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS WILL AND TRUST CONTEST LAW FIRM WITH DECADES OF EXPERIENCE HANDLING …

(PRIVATE) REAL ESTATE DISPUTE – BELLEVILLE (ST. CLAIR COUNTY), ILLINOIS REAL ESTATE ATTORNEYS HANDLING CASES IN MARION COUNTY, ILLINOIS. WE WERE INVOLVED IN A DISPUTE REGARDING OWNERSHIP OF A LARGE NUMBER OF PARCELS BETWEEN FAMILY MEMBERS AND A COMPANY. THAT DISPUTE WAS IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, AVVO 10.0 RATING, LEADING LAWYER, MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM, BEST ATTORNEYS OF AMERICA, AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LEGAL ADVOCATES TOP 100 FAMILY LAWYERS IN ILLINOIS, NATIONAL ACADEMY OF FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS, MARTINDALE HUBBELL AV PREEMINENT RATED, SUPER LAWYERS, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM SALINE COUNTY, ELDORADO, HARRISBURG AND GALATIA, GALLATIN COUNTY, SHAWNEETOWN, RIDGWAY AND JUNCTION, UNION COUNTY, ANNA, JONESBORO AND COBDEN, ILLINOIS.

(PRIVATE) REAL ESTATE DISPUTE – BELLEVILLE (ST. CLAIR COUNTY), ILLINOIS REAL ESTATE ATTORNEYS HANDLING CASES IN MARION COUNTY, ILLINOIS. WE WERE INVOLVED IN A DISPUTE REGARDING OWNERSHIP OF A LARGE NUMBER OF PARCELS BETWEEN FAMILY MEMBERS AND A COMPANY. THAT …

TRANSFER ON DEATH INSTRUMENTS (“TODI”) TO AVOID PROBATE, CONVEYANCES THAT ARE EFFECTIVE ON DEATH, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS REAL ESTATE THAT IS CONVEYED UPON DEATH PURSUANT TO A TRANSFER ON DEATH INSTRUMENT (“TODI”), JERSEYVILLE, JERSEY COUNTY, GRANITE CITY, MADISON COUNTY, GREENVILLE, BOND COUNTY, ILLINOIS

TRANSFER ON DEATH INSTRUMENTS (“TODI”) TO AVOID PROBATE, CONVEYANCES THAT ARE EFFECTIVE ON DEATH, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS REAL ESTATE THAT IS CONVEYED UPON DEATH PURSUANT TO A TRANSFER ON DEATH INSTRUMENT (“TODI”), JERSEYVILLE, JERSEY COUNTY, GRANITE CITY, MADISON …

HIGHLAND, MADISON COUNTY, ILLINOIS PROBATE ATTORNEY, “AV” RATED LAW FIRM, OVER FORTY (40) YEARS OF 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.

HIGHLAND, MADISON COUNTY, ILLINOIS PROBATE ATTORNEY, “AV” RATED LAW FIRM, OVER FORTY (40) YEARS OF 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 …

REAL ESTATE LAW FIRM PROVIDING LEGAL SERVICES FOR CLIENTS IN THE WOOD RIVER, MADISON COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM WITH FORTY (40) YEARS PLUS EXPERIENCE, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM CLINTON COUNTY, CARLYLE, BREESE, TRENTON, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, BELLEVILLE, O’FALLON AND FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, WABASH COUNTY, MOUNT CARMEL, ALLENDALE AND BELLMONT, ILLINOIS.

REAL ESTATE LAW FIRM PROVIDING LEGAL SERVICES FOR CLIENTS IN THE WOOD RIVER, MADISON COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM WITH FORTY (40) YEARS PLUS EXPERIENCE, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM CLINTON COUNTY, CARLYLE, …

HOW TO FIND THE BEST WILL AND TRUST CONTEST ATTORNEY, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, PROBATE, ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, ESTATE DISPUTES, 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 BROWN COUNTY, MOUNT STERLING, MOUND STATION AND RIPLEY, CASS COUNTY, BEARDSTOWN, VIRGINIA AND ASHLAND, MACON COUNTY, DECATUR, MACON AND MAROA, ILLINOIS.

HOW TO FIND THE BEST WILL AND TRUST CONTEST ATTORNEY, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, PROBATE, ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, ESTATE DISPUTES, CLIENTS SHOULD MEET WITH PROSPECTIVE ATTORNEYS AND LAW FIRMS THAT THEY MAY WISH TO CONSIDER FOR REPRESENTATION. THEY …

HOW TO FIND THE BEST REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY DEALING WITH UTILITIES, INCLUDING REGARDING ELECTRIC AND GAS DELIVERY COMPANIES IN ILLINOIS, WITH RESPECT TO EXPANSION OF EASEMENTS, RIGHT-OF-WAYS, NEGOTIATIONS AND DISPUTE SETTLEMENTS, EXPERIENCED REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO UTILITIES FOR DECADES. BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, METRO EAST, ILLINOIS, 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 WITH 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 SALINE COUNTY, ELDORADO, HARRISBURG AND GALATIA, GALLATIN COUNTY, SHAWNEETOWN, RIDGWAY AND JUNCTION, UNION COUNTY, ANNA, JONESBORO AND COBDEN, ILLINOIS.

HOW TO FIND THE BEST REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY DEALING WITH UTILITIES, INCLUDING REGARDING ELECTRIC AND GAS DELIVERY COMPANIES IN ILLINOIS, WITH RESPECT TO EXPANSION OF EASEMENTS, RIGHT-OF-WAYS, NEGOTIATIONS AND DISPUTE SETTLEMENTS, EXPERIENCED REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO UTILITIES FOR DECADES. BELLEVILLE, …