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MASCOUTAH, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS WILL AND TRUST LAW FIRM, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEYS, WHEN IT IS ANTICIPATED THERE WILL BE A WILL OR TRUST CONTEST, WE WERE HIRED TO PROVIDE REPRESENTATION IN REGARD TO AN ELDERLY FARMING COUPLE IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS. THEY HAD SEVERAL DAUGHTERS. THEIR INTENT WAS THAT THE DAUGHTER THAT STAYED ON THE FARM, AND WORKED THE FARM FOR DECADES, WOULD RECEIVE THE FARM UPON THE DEATHS OF OUR CLIENTS. AFTER WE BECOME INVOLVED, WE DISCOVERED THAT ANOTHER DAUGHTER, WHO WAS NOT ENGAGED IN FARMING OPERATIONS, HAS SECURED A POWER OF ATTORNEY FROM OUR CLIENTS AND WAS WORKING WITH ANOTHER LAW FIRM IN ST. CLAIR COUNTY. WHEN WE BECAME INVOLVED, THERE WAS A TRUST WITH SIX (6) AMENDMENTS TO THE TRUST. AFTER CAREFUL EXAMINATION OF THE DOCUMENTS, WE DETERMINED THAT THE EXISTING ESTATE PLAN OF OUR NEW CLIENTS DID NOT PROVIDE FOR THE DAUGHTER THAT STAYED IN FARMING TO RECEIVE THE FARM UPON THE DEATHS OF HER PARENTS. RATHER, THE OTHER DAUGHTER, WHO HAD POWER OF ATTORNEY, AND THE LAW FIRM IN ST. CLAIR COUNTY THAT WAS INVOLVED HAD STRUCTURED THE ESTATE PLAN SUCH THAT THE DAUGHTER WHO STAYED IN FARMING WOULD ONLY HAVE A LIFE ESTATE IN THE FARM. FURTHER, UPON HER DEATH, THE FARM WAS THEN TO BE DIVIDED BETWEEN THE DAUGHTER WHO STAYED IN FARMING AND THE OTHER DAUGHTERS, WHICH WAS NOT AT ALL WHAT OUR CLIENTS WISHED. ONCE WE FOUND OUT WHAT WAS OCCURRING, WE TOOK IMMEDIATE ACTION TO CHANGE THE ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS OF OUR CLIENTS, THE ELDERLY FARMING COUPLE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DAUGHTER WHO STAYED IN FARMING WOULD RECEIVE THE FARM UPON THE DEATHS OF OUR CLIENTS. INCLUDED IN THE NEW ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS WAS A WILL CONTEST CLAUSE THAT WAS BASICALLY IMPREGNABLE. IN FACT, UPON THE DEATHS OF OUR ELDERLY CLIENTS, THE SISTER WHO HAD POWER OF ATTORNEY ATTEMPTED TO FIND ANOTHER LAW FIRM THAT COULD SET ASIDE THE WILL AND TRUST BASED NOTWITHSTANDING THE IMPREGNABLE WILL CONTEST CLAUSE. THAT LAW FIRM DETERMINED THAT THE ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS WERE DRAFTED IN A MANNER THAT COULD WITHSTAND ANY WILL OR TRUST CONTEST, INCLUDING ON APPEAL AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM THE EFFINGHAM, EFFINGHAM COUNTY, NEWTON, JASPER COUNTY, FLORA, CLAY COUNTY, AREA.

MASCOUTAH, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS WILL AND TRUST LAW FIRM, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEYS, WHEN IT IS ANTICIPATED THERE WILL BE A WILL OR TRUST CONTEST, WE WERE HIRED TO PROVIDE REPRESENTATION IN REGARD…
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ILLINOIS WILL CONTEST ATTORNEY, LAW FIRM WITH EXPERIENCE IN REGARD TO UNDUE INFLUENCE, LACK OF MENTAL CAPACITY, FRAUD, MISTAKE, INTERFERENCE WITH AN INHERITANCE EXPECTANCY, REPRESENTATION OF HUNDREDS OF CLIENTS IN REGARD TO WILL CONTEST, TRUST LAWSUITS, ESTATE LITIGATION, ESTATE, TRUST, GUARDIANSHIP AND POWER OF ATTORNEY CASES OVER A PERIOD OF DECADES IN ILLINOIS, CARBONDALE, JACKSON COUNTY, MARION, WILLIAMSON COUNTY, HARRISBURG, SALINE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS WILL CONTEST ATTORNEY, LAW FIRM WITH EXPERIENCE IN REGARD TO UNDUE INFLUENCE, LACK OF MENTAL CAPACITY, FRAUD, MISTAKE, INTERFERENCE WITH AN INHERITANCE EXPECTANCY, REPRESENTATION OF HUNDREDS OF CLIENTS IN REGARD TO WILL CONTEST, TRUST LAWSUITS, ESTATE LITIGATION, ESTATE, TRUST,…
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POWER OF ATTORNEYS, WILLS, TRUSTS, ESTATE PLANNING CASES, POWER OF ATTORNEYS, WILLS, TRUSTS, ESTATE PLANNING LAW FIRM, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, POWER OF ATTORNEYS, WILLS, TRUSTS, ESTATE PLANNING LAWYERS

POWER OF ATTORNEYS, WILLS, TRUSTS, ESTATE PLANNING CASES, POWER OF ATTORNEYS, WILLS, TRUSTS, ESTATE PLANNING LAW FIRM, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, POWER OF ATTORNEYS, WILLS, TRUSTS, ESTATE PLANNING LAWYERS Law firm handling Power of Attorneys, wills, trusts, and estate…
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$75,000.00 UNPAID CHILD SUPPORT RECOVERY, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM CHESTER, RANDOLPH COUNTY, DU QUOIN, PERRY COUNTY, WEST FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, ILLINOIS. OUR CLIENT HAD BEEN MARRIED TO AN ANHEUSER BUSH EXECUTIVE. THERE WAS A CLAUSE IN THE DIVORCE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT THAT PROVIDED THAT OUR CLIENT WAS TO RECEIVE CHILD SUPPORT WITH AN ADDITIONAL BONUS OR OVERRIDE BASED ON INCREASES IN INCOME OF HER HIGHLY PAID FORMER SPOUSE. UNKNOWN AND UNDISCLOSED TO OUR CLIENT, HER FORMER SPOUSE RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL STOCK OPTIONS AFTER THE DIVORCE. COUNSEL FOR THE FORMER SPOUSE CLAIMED THAT THE STOCK OPTIONS WERE NOT INCOME AND THEREFORE WERE NOT SUBJECT TO THE OVERRIDE OR BONUS FOR ADDITIONAL CHILD SUPPORT. WE CONDUCTED DISCOVERY. WE OBTAINED COPIES OF TAX RETURNS. THE TAX RETURNS OF THE FORMER SPOUSE PROVED THAT HE HAD CONSIDERED SAME AS INCOME SINCE THEY WERE IDENTIFIED AS SUCH ON HIS TAX RETURNS. WE RECOVERED IN EXCESS OF $75,000 FOR OUR CLIENT, POSSIBLY ONE OF THE LARGEST BACK CHILD SUPPORT RECOVERIES FOR AN EDWARDSVILLE, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM HANDLING ESTATE LAW, FAMILY LAW, REAL ESTATE LAW AND TAX LAW CASES.

$75,000.00 UNPAID CHILD SUPPORT RECOVERY, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM CHESTER, RANDOLPH COUNTY, DU QUOIN, PERRY COUNTY, WEST FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, ILLINOIS. OUR CLIENT HAD BEEN MARRIED TO AN ANHEUSER BUSH EXECUTIVE. THERE WAS A CLAUSE IN THE DIVORCE SETTLEMENT…
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TAX 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 WARREN COUNTY, MONMOUTH, ROSEVILLE AND KIRKWOOD, PEORIA COUNTY, PEORIA, PEORIA HEIGHTS AND CHILLICOTHE, WOODFORD COUNTY, EUREKA, EL PASO AND MINONK, ILLINOIS.

TAX 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 WARREN COUNTY, MONMOUTH, ROSEVILLE AND…
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METRO EAST REAL ESTATE LAWYERS, CONTINGENCIES IN REGARD TO FINANCING, CONTINGENCIES IN REGARD TO INSPECTION, CONTINGENCIES IN REGARD TO QUALITY OF TITLE, INTERFERENCE WITH USE & ENJOYMENT OF PROPERTY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE LIENS, ISSUES WITH COAL COMPANIES, ISSUES WITH LIVESTOCK, ISSUES WITH OIL COMPANIES, MATERIALMEN, MECHANICS LIENS, MEZZANINE LENDING & PREFERRED EQUITY INVESTMENTS, MINERAL RIGHTS, MISTAKES BY LENDERS, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, REAL ESTATE LAW FIRM, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM WATERLOO, MONROE COUNTY, NASHVILLE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, BREESE, CLINTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

METRO EAST REAL ESTATE LAWYERS, CONTINGENCIES IN REGARD TO FINANCING, CONTINGENCIES IN REGARD TO INSPECTION, CONTINGENCIES IN REGARD TO QUALITY OF TITLE, INTERFERENCE WITH USE & ENJOYMENT OF PROPERTY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE LIENS, ISSUES WITH COAL COMPANIES, ISSUES WITH LIVESTOCK,…
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EXPERIENCED “AV” RATED PROBATE ATTORNEY AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CARMI, WHITE, MORGAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS, PROBATE, WILLS, TRUSTS, ESTATE CLIENTS AND CONTROVERSIES OR DISPUTES. WE HAVE MORE THAN FORTY (40) YEARS TRUSTED EXPERIENCE IN REGARD TO OBTAINING EXCELLENT RESULTS IN REGARD TO ESTATE LITIGATION MATTERS, TRUST CONTROVERSIES, WILL CONTESTS, REMOVAL OF EXECUTORS, LAWSUITS AGAINST TRUSTEES, SETTING ASIDE POWER OF ATTORNEYS, CONTESTED GUARDIANSHIP PROCEEDINGS, OBJECTIONS TO ESTATE CLAIMS, REMOVAL OF EXECUTORS, CHALLENGING CORPORATE FIDUCIARIES, OBJECTING TO FEES, DEPOSITIONS OF WILL CONTEST CASES, MEDIATIONS IN REGARD TO TRUST DISPUTES, ISSUES INVOLVING CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS, DISPUTES BETWEEN BENEFICIARIES AND TRUSTEES, CONTROVERSIES INVOLVING HEIRS AND EXECUTORS AND OTHER MATTERS, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM LIVINGSTON COUNTY, PONTIAC, FAIRBURY AND STREATOR, HENDERSON COUNTY, OQUAWKA, STRONGHURST AND LOMAX, IROQUOIS COUNTY, GILMAN, WATSEKA AND MILFORD, ILLINOIS.

EXPERIENCED “AV” RATED PROBATE ATTORNEY AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CARMI, WHITE, MORGAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS, PROBATE, WILLS, TRUSTS, ESTATE CLIENTS AND CONTROVERSIES OR DISPUTES. WE HAVE MORE THAN FORTY (40) YEARS TRUSTED EXPERIENCE IN REGARD TO OBTAINING EXCELLENT RESULTS IN REGARD TO…
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METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS EXPERIENCED LITIGATION AND TRIAL LAW FIRM, TESTIMONIALS FROM CLIENTS IN REGARD TO LITIGATION AND TRIALS, (1) “I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANKS. BLAKE LAW GROUP, P.C. WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING IN REPRESENTING ME. THEY WERE WELL PREPARED, WELL VERSED AND DID NOT TOLERATE ANY IMPROPER TACTICS FROM OPPOSING COUNSEL.” – F.R. (2) “I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE LAW FIRM OF BLAKE LAW GROUP, P.C. BLAKE LAW GROUP, P.C. IS EXTREMELY COMPETENT AND DEDICATED TO PROVIDING OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO ITS CLIENTS. THE LAWYERS ARE HIGHLY TRAINED IN VARIOUS FIELDS AND ARE VERY SAVVY. MY FAMILY AND I FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE REFERRING CLIENTS TO BLAKE LAW GROUP, P.C. BECAUSE OF THE FIRM’S PROVEN SUCCESSFUL TRACK RECORD. THE LAW FIRM OF BLAKE LAW GROUP, P.C. HAS EXPERTISE IN A VARIETY OF AREAS INCLUDING COMPETENCY IN HANDLING LITIGATION.” – B.J.T (3) “I WILL NOT GO TO COURT WITHOUT BLAKE LAW GROUP, P.C. BEHIND ME.” – A.L.S, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM SCHUYLER COUNTY, RUSHVILLE, BROWNING AND FREDERICK, MASON COUNTY, HAVANA, MANITO AND MASON CITY, LOGAN COUNTY, ATLANTA, LINCOLN AND MOUNT PULASKI, ILLINOIS.

METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS EXPERIENCED LITIGATION AND TRIAL LAW FIRM, TESTIMONIALS FROM CLIENTS IN REGARD TO LITIGATION AND TRIALS, (1) “I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANKS. BLAKE LAW GROUP, P.C. WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING IN REPRESENTING ME. THEY…
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FORTY-TWO (42) YEARS PLUS OF EXPERIENCE HANDLING REAL ESTATE MATTERS, ISSUES, DISPUTES, SETTLEMENTS AND LAWSUITS, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS REAL ESTATE LAWYERS, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM WASHINGTON COUNTY, ASHLEY, CENTRALIA AND NASHVILLE, MONROE COUNTY, WATERLOO, COLUMBIA AND VALMEYER, RANDOLPH COUNTY, CHESTER, RED BUD AND SPARTA, ILLINOIS.

FORTY-TWO (42) YEARS PLUS OF EXPERIENCE HANDLING REAL ESTATE MATTERS, ISSUES, DISPUTES, SETTLEMENTS AND LAWSUITS, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS REAL ESTATE LAWYERS, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM WASHINGTON COUNTY, ASHLEY, CENTRALIA AND NASHVILLE, MONROE COUNTY, WATERLOO, COLUMBIA AND VALMEYER,…
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