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METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM PROVIDING EXPERIENCED REPRESENTATION IN REGARD TO ISSUES WITH TRUST COMPANIES, CREDIT UNIONS, BANKS, REGIONAL BANKS, STOCK BROKERAGE FIRMS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM CHESTER, RANDOLPH COUNTY, DU QUOIN, PERRY COUNTY, WEST FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM PROVIDING EXPERIENCED REPRESENTATION IN REGARD TO ISSUES WITH TRUST COMPANIES, CREDIT UNIONS, BANKS, REGIONAL BANKS, STOCK BROKERAGE FIRMS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM CHESTER, RANDOLPH COUNTY, DU…
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$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 JOHNSON COUNTY, VIENNA, CYPRESS AND GOREVILLE, POPE COUNTY, GOLCONDA, EDDYVILLE AND DIXON SPRINGS, HARDIN COUNTY, ROSICLARE, CAVE-IN-ROCK AND ELIZABETHTOWN, 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…
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TAX LAW FIRM LOCATED IN BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, WE REPRESENTED AN INSURANCE AGENT IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS THAT WAS CHARGED WITH NOT FILING TAX RETURNS AND/OR FILING FALSE TAX RETURNS WITH THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. THE INSURANCE AGENT WAS A PERSON OF HIGH STANDING AND REPUTE IN HIS COMMUNITY. HE WAS A GOOD FAMILY MAN, ATTENDED CHURCH REGULARLY AND WAS ACTIVE CIVICALLY IN HIS TOWN. HOWEVER, WITHOUT ANY JUSTIFIABLE REASON, HE SIMPLY CHOSE TO STOP FILING TAX RETURNS. BY THE TIME HE WAS INVESTIGATED BY SPECIAL AGENTS WITH THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC DEFENSES WERE CONSIDERED, SINCE THE CLIENT HAD NO PRIOR CRIMINAL RECORD AND WAS A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS PERSON OF CONSIDERABLE SUBSTANCE AND WEALTH. THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TOOK THE POSITION THAT THE TAXPAYER HAD A FINANCIAL MOTIVE – HE SIMPLY WISHED TO KEEP THE MONEY INSTEAD OF PAYING TAXES, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS TAX LAWYER AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM TAYLORVILLE, CHRISTIAN COUNTY, SULLIVAN, MOULTRIE COUNTY, SHELBYVILLE, SHELBY COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

TAX LAW FIRM LOCATED IN BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, WE REPRESENTED AN INSURANCE AGENT IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS THAT WAS CHARGED WITH NOT FILING TAX RETURNS AND/OR FILING FALSE TAX RETURNS WITH THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. THE INSURANCE AGENT WAS…
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NURSING HOMES, RETIREMENT FACILITIES, SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS, COVID-19, CORONAVIRUS ISSUES, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM WATERLOO, MONROE COUNTY, NASHVILLE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, BREESE, CLINTON COUNTY.

NURSING HOMES, RETIREMENT FACILITIES, SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS, COVID-19, CORONAVIRUS ISSUES, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM WATERLOO, MONROE COUNTY, NASHVILLE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, BREESE, CLINTON COUNTY. We have decades of experience providing consultations,…
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BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS MINERAL INTEREST, OIL, COAL AND GAS RIGHTS IN ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, ANCILLARY ADMINISTRATION IN REGARD TO MINERAL INTERESTS IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND CENTRAL ILLINOIS, COMMUNICATIONS WITH LANDMAN AND LANDMEN, CONVEYANCES BY MINERAL INTEREST DEEDS, MINERAL INTEREST TITLE SEARCHES, MINERAL INTEREST LEASES, MINERAL INTEREST CONVEYANCES, DISTRIBUTIONS AMONG HEIRS OR BENEFICIARIES, REPRESENTATION OF EXECUTORS OR ADMINISTRATORS, INCLUDING RELATING TO ADMINISTRATION OF THE ESTATES WITH MINERAL INTERESTS, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM HANDLING MINERAL INTERESTS, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM WATERLOO, MONROE COUNTY, NASHVILLE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, BREESE, CLINTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS MINERAL INTEREST, OIL, COAL AND GAS RIGHTS IN ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, ANCILLARY ADMINISTRATION IN REGARD TO MINERAL INTERESTS IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND CENTRAL ILLINOIS, COMMUNICATIONS WITH LANDMAN AND LANDMEN, CONVEYANCES BY MINERAL INTEREST DEEDS, MINERAL INTEREST…
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IMMEDIATE DCFS (DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES) EMERGENCY REPRESENTATION IN ILLINOIS, DECADES OF EXPERIENCE HANDLING A WIDE VARIETY OF DCFS ISSUES, INVESTIGATIONS, HEARINGS, CIVIL AND CRIMINAL, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DCFS LAW FIRM, 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.

IMMEDIATE DCFS (DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES) EMERGENCY REPRESENTATION IN ILLINOIS, DECADES OF EXPERIENCE HANDLING A WIDE VARIETY OF DCFS ISSUES, INVESTIGATIONS, HEARINGS, CIVIL AND CRIMINAL, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DCFS LAW FIRM, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM…
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METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE PLANNING LAWYER, EXPERIENCED DRAFTING IN REGARD TO LIFE ESTATES, DISINHERITING VARIOUS PERSONS, SPECIFIC BEQUESTS FOR CERTAIN BENEFICIARIES, DIVISION OF RESIDUE IN REGARD TO ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS, REVOCABLE LIVING TRUSTS TO AVOID PROBATE, TRANSFERENCE OR FUNDING OF ASSETS TO REVOCABLE LIVING TRUSTS, EXPERIENCED GUARDIANSHIP REPRESENTATION, HEALTHCARE POWER OF ATTORNEYS, ADVANCED MEDICAL DIRECTIVES, PROPERTY POWER OF ATTORNEYS, LIVING WILLS, DONATION OF ORGANS, LOST WILLS, DISINHERITED HEIRS, ADMITTING A COPY OF A WILL TO PROBATE OR ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM REPRESENTING CLIENTS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND CENTRAL ILLINOIS, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM WATERLOO, MONROE COUNTY, NASHVILLE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, BREESE, CLINTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE PLANNING LAWYER, EXPERIENCED DRAFTING IN REGARD TO LIFE ESTATES, DISINHERITING VARIOUS PERSONS, SPECIFIC BEQUESTS FOR CERTAIN BENEFICIARIES, DIVISION OF RESIDUE IN REGARD TO ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS, REVOCABLE LIVING TRUSTS TO AVOID PROBATE,…
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PREPARATION OF REAL ESTATE SALES CONTRACTS IN REGARD TO REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION INVOLVING HOMES, COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES AND MULTI-FAMILY UNITS, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS REAL ESTATE LAWYERS ENGAGED IN DOCUMENT PREPARATION AND CLOSING OF REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS, 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.

PREPARATION OF REAL ESTATE SALES CONTRACTS IN REGARD TO REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION INVOLVING HOMES, COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES AND MULTI-FAMILY UNITS, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS REAL ESTATE LAWYERS ENGAGED IN DOCUMENT PREPARATION AND CLOSING OF REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE,…
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EXPERIENCED “AV” RATED PROBATE ATTORNEY AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT GOLCONDA, POPE 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 WASHINGTON COUNTY, ASHLEY, CENTRALIA AND NASHVILLE, MONROE COUNTY, WATERLOO, COLUMBIA AND VALMEYER, RANDOLPH COUNTY, CHESTER, RED BUD AND SPARTA, ILLINOIS.

EXPERIENCED “AV” RATED PROBATE ATTORNEY AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT GOLCONDA, POPE 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…
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