Monthly Archive: July 2020

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 WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ELDER LAW, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS REAL ESTATE LAW FIRM, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM MONTICELLO, PIATT COUNTY, TUSCOLA, DOUGLAS COUNTY, PARIS, EDGAR 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 WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ELDER LAW, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS REAL…
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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 NEOGA, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, MARSHALL, CLARK COUNTY, MATTOON, COLES 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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ACTIONS AGAINST STEPMOTHER OR STEPFATHER AFTER PARENT PASSES AWAY IN REGARD TO A SECOND MARRIAGE, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS WILL, ESTATE, TRUST DISPUTE LAW FIRM, AFTER THE DEATH OF THE PARENT THE CHILD DISCOVER THAT THE STEPMOTHER OR STEPFATHER SUBSTITUTED THEIR OWN INTENTS AND DESIRES FOR THAT OF THEIR PARENT THEREBY THE CHILDREN OF THE PREDECEASED PARENT BEING DISINHERITED OR NOT TREATED FAIRLY IN REGARD TO ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS WITH RESPECT TO WHICH THE STEPMOTHER OR STEPFATHER MAY HAVE HAD A ROLE, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM TAKING ACTION AGAINST STEPMOTHERS AND STEPFATHERS, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM NEOGA, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, MARSHALL, CLARK COUNTY, MATTOON, COLES COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

ACTIONS AGAINST STEPMOTHER OR STEPFATHER AFTER PARENT PASSES AWAY IN REGARD TO A SECOND MARRIAGE, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS WILL, ESTATE, TRUST DISPUTE LAW FIRM, AFTER THE DEATH OF THE PARENT THE CHILD DISCOVER THAT THE STEPMOTHER OR STEPFATHER…
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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 CARBONDALE, JACKSON COUNTY, MARION, WILLIAMSON COUNTY, HARRISBURG, SALINE 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…
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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 CARBONDALE, JACKSON COUNTY, MARION, WILLIAMSON COUNTY, HARRISBURG, SALINE 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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FAMILY LAW ISSUES IN REGARD TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), INCLUDING IN REGARD TO CHILD SUPPORT, ALLOCATION OF PARENTAL TIME, RECONFIGURATION OF INCOME, TAX CONSEQUENCES, CUSTODY AND DIVORCE LAWYERS HANDLING ISSUES INVOLVING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND OTHER MATTERS AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT FAMILY LAW CLIENTS FROM PETERSBURG, MENARD COUNTY, LINCOLN, LOGAN COUNTY, CLINTON, DE WITT COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

FAMILY LAW ISSUES IN REGARD TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), INCLUDING IN REGARD TO CHILD SUPPORT, ALLOCATION OF PARENTAL TIME, RECONFIGURATION OF INCOME, TAX CONSEQUENCES, CUSTODY AND DIVORCE LAWYERS HANDLING ISSUES INVOLVING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND OTHER MATTERS AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT FAMILY LAW…
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METRO EAST DIVORCE LAWYER, EMOTIONAL ISSUES, DIVORCE TAX MATTERS, DEPENDENCY EXEMPTION, TAX RETURNS, DIVORCE AND BANKRUPTCY, MARITAL DEBTS, NON-MARITAL DEBTS, CO-MINGLING, CONVERSION, DIVORCE IMPACTING JOINT TENANCY, QUIT CLAIM DEEDS, SALE OF MARITAL RESIDENCE, LISTING SALE OF RESIDENCE, TRANSMUTATION, EMAILS IN A DIVORCE CASE, SOCIAL MEDIA ISSUES, JUVENILE CASES, CHILD SUPPORT, SPOUSAL SUPPORT, ALIMONY/MAINTENANCE, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM MACOMB, MCDONOUGH COUNTY, CANTON, FULTON COUNTY, HAVANA, MASON COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

METRO EAST DIVORCE LAWYER, EMOTIONAL ISSUES, DIVORCE TAX MATTERS, DEPENDENCY EXEMPTION, TAX RETURNS, DIVORCE AND BANKRUPTCY, MARITAL DEBTS, NON-MARITAL DEBTS, CO-MINGLING, CONVERSION, DIVORCE IMPACTING JOINT TENANCY, QUIT CLAIM DEEDS, SALE OF MARITAL RESIDENCE, LISTING SALE OF RESIDENCE, TRANSMUTATION, EMAILS IN…
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ESTATE LITIGATION, WILL CONTESTS, TRUST DISPUTE LAW FIRM AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM THE NEOGA, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, MARSHALL, CLARK COUNTY, MATTOON, COLES COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREAS, LONG TIME ESTATE LITIGATION, WILL CONTESTS, TRUST DISPUTE LAWYERS HANDLING CASES THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND CENTRAL ILLINOIS REGIONS, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE LITIGATION, WILL CONTESTS, TRUST DISPUTE LAWYER.

ESTATE LITIGATION, WILL CONTESTS, TRUST DISPUTE LAW FIRM AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM THE NEOGA, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, MARSHALL, CLARK COUNTY, MATTOON, COLES COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREAS, LONG TIME ESTATE LITIGATION, WILL CONTESTS, TRUST DISPUTE LAWYERS HANDLING CASES THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS…
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OVER $425,000.00 RECOVERED FROM PHONY HEIR AND DISQUALIFIED ADMINISTRATOR, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM MACOMB, MCDONOUGH COUNTY, CANTON, FULTON COUNTY, HAVANA, MASON COUNTY, ILLINOIS. WE WERE HIRED BY CLIENTS FRM THE CENTRALIA AND SALEM AREAS OF MARION COUNTY IN REGARD TO A DISPUTED ESTATE. THERE WAS A PERSON, WHO HAD RETAINED COUNSEL, THAT WAS CLAIMING THAT HE WAS THE ONLY HEIR THAT SHOULD RECEIVE ANYTHING FROM AN ESTATE IN EXCESS OF $400,000.00. NOT ONLY THAT, THE SAME PERSON WAS SERVING AS ADMINISTRATOR AND NEITHER HE NOT HIS ATTORNEY ADVISED THE COURT THAT BECAUSE OF AN ADOPTION DECADES AGO HE WAS NO LONGER AN HEIR, WAS NOT ENTITLED TO SERVE AS ADMINISTRATOR AND WAS NOT ENTITLED TO ANY PROCEEDS FROM THE ESTATE. AFTER COURT PROCEEDINGS AND VARIOUS PLEADINGS WERE FILED HE WAS REMOVED FRM OFFICE AND HIS ATTORNEY DISCHARGED. IF OUR CLIENTS HAD NOT HIRED COUNSEL THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN NONE THE WISER AND WOULD HAVE LOST EVERYTHING AND NO ONE WOULD HAVE KNOWN WHAT OCCURRED, EXCEPT POSSIBLY THE PERSON WAS ADMINISTERING THE ESTATE THAT TURNED OUT NOT TO BE AN HEIR AND/OR HIS ATTORNEY. WITH THE TAX-FREE RECOVERIES RECEIVED BY OUT CLIENTS, THEY WERE ABLE TO PAY OFF DEBTS, TAKE CARE OF EDUCATION EXPENSES FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND HAD SAVINGS FOR THEIR RETIREMENT, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM HANDLING ESTATE LAW, FAMILY LAW, REAL ESTATE LAW AND TAX LAW CASES.

OVER $425,000.00 RECOVERED FROM PHONY HEIR AND DISQUALIFIED ADMINISTRATOR, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM MACOMB, MCDONOUGH COUNTY, CANTON, FULTON COUNTY, HAVANA, MASON COUNTY, ILLINOIS. WE WERE HIRED BY CLIENTS FRM THE CENTRALIA AND SALEM AREAS OF MARION COUNTY IN REGARD…
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SHOULD EVERYONE HAVE A WILL? SHOULD EVERYONE HAVE HEALTHCARE POWER OF ATTORNEY? SHOULD EVERYONE HAVE A PROPERTY POWER OF ATTORNEY? BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE PLANNING LAW FIRM PROVIDING EXPERIENCED REPRESENTATION IN REGARD TO THE DRAFTING AND PREPARATION OF WILLS, TRUSTS, POWER OF ATTORNEYS AND OTHER LEGAL DOCUMENTS, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE LAW FIRM EXPERIENCED IN WILLS, POWER OF ATTORNEYS AND TRUSTS, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM QUINCY, ADAMS COUNTY, HAMILTON, HANCOCK COUNTY, RUSHVILLE, SCHUYLER COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

SHOULD EVERYONE HAVE A WILL? SHOULD EVERYONE HAVE HEALTHCARE POWER OF ATTORNEY? SHOULD EVERYONE HAVE A PROPERTY POWER OF ATTORNEY? BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE PLANNING LAW FIRM PROVIDING EXPERIENCED REPRESENTATION IN REGARD TO THE DRAFTING AND PREPARATION OF…
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