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“ARTICLE OF EDWARD J. BLAKE, JR., BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS WILL CONTEST, TRUST DISPUTE, ESTATE SETTLEMENT ATTORNEYS”. WE WERE RETAINED BY SISTERS FROM NEW YORK AND SOUTH CAROLINA THAT HAD BEEN PART OF A FAMILY ENGAGED IN FARMING IN THE JERSEYVILLE, JERSEY COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA. THEY ALSO HAD A BROTHER WHO WAS ACTIVELY FARMING THE FAMILY FARM. OUR CLIENTS’ FATHER PREDECEASED THEIR MOTHER. OUR CLIENTS THOUGHT THAT WHEN THEIR MOTHER DIED THAT OUR CLIENTS WOULD SHARE EQUALLY, ONE-THIRD (1/3) TO EACH OF OUR CLIENTS AND ONE-THIRD (1/3) TO THEIR BROTHER IN REGARD TO THE FAMILY FARM. IT WAS NOT UNTIL THEIR MOTHER PASSED AWAY THAT OUR CLIENTS DISCOVERED WHAT HAD OCCURRED BEFORE THEIR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. PRIOR TO THE DEATH OF THEIR MOTHER, THEIR BROTHER WAS INVOLVED IN ACTIVITY THAT RESULTED IN THE FAMILY FARM, WORTH MORE THAN $1,000,000.00, BEING TRANSFERRED TO THEIR BROTHER, WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR CLIENTS, BEFORE THEIR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. THERE WERE ISSUES RAISED REGARDING DURESS, UNDUE INFLUENCE, LACK OF MENTAL CAPACITY AND TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH AN INHERITANCE EXPECTANCY. AFTER A LAWSUIT WAS FILED AGAINST THE BROTHER IN JERSEY COUNTY A SETTLEMENT WAS REACHED WHEREBY THE BROTHER AGREED TO PAY HIS SISTERS THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF THE SHARES OF THE FARM THAT THEY WOULD HAVE RECEIVED IF THE FAMILY FARM WAS STILL IN THEIR MOTHER’S NAME WHEN SHE PASSED AWAY. EDWARD J. BLAKE, JR., IS A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION (ABA) AND IS A MEMBER OF THE ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION (ISBA). MR. BLAKE AND HIS LAW FIRM HAVE MORE THAN FORTY (40) YEARS HANDLING ISSUES INVOLVING WILLS AND CODICILS, CONTROVERSIES INVOLVING TRUSTS AND AMENDMENTS, ESTATE CLAIMS AND PROBATE CONTROVERSIES, MEDIATED SETTLEMENTS, DISPUTES AMONG FAMILY MEMBERS AND OTHERS, CONTROVERSIES INVOLVING MULTI-GENERATIONAL ISSUES WITH RESPECT TO FARM FAMILIES AND AGRICULTURAL DISPUTES. AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM WHITE COUNTY, CARMI, GRAYVILLE AND NORRIS CITY, JACKSON COUNTY, AVA, CARBONDALE AND MURPHYSBORO, WILLIAMSON COUNTY, HERRIN, MARION AND CARTERVILLE, ILLINOIS.

“ARTICLE OF EDWARD J. BLAKE, JR., BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS WILL CONTEST, TRUST DISPUTE, ESTATE SETTLEMENT ATTORNEYS”. WE WERE RETAINED BY SISTERS FROM NEW YORK AND SOUTH CAROLINA THAT HAD BEEN PART OF A FAMILY ENGAGED IN FARMING IN…
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ESTATE PLANNING CASES, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM PAXTON, FORD COUNTY, CHAMPAIGN, CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, DANVILLE, VERMILION COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

ESTATE PLANNING CASES, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM PAXTON, FORD COUNTY, CHAMPAIGN, CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, DANVILLE, VERMILION COUNTY, ILLINOIS. We attempt to exceed the expectations of our clients. We have a law…
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ADOPTION LAWYER, STEP-PARENT ADOPTION, PRIVATE ADOPTIONS, BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD, LEGAL PARENT CONSENT, PUTATIVE FATHER WAIVER, FINDING OF UNFITNESS, NAME CHANGES, BIRTH CERTIFICATES, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, METRO EAST, ILLINOIS ADOPTION LAW FIRM WITH MORE THAN FORTY (40) YEARS…
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“DEFENDING” ILLINOIS WILL, ESTATE AND TRUST CONTESTS, HOW TO ATTEMPT TO FIND THE “BEST LEGAL REPRESENTATION” IN REGARD TO ESTATE DISPUTES, PROBATE LITIGATION AND BREACHES OF FIDUCIARY DUTY, 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 OUR 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 OR ONLINE. 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 HANCOCK COUNTY, CARTHAGE, HAMILTON AND WARSAW, MCDONOUGH COUNTY, BUSHNELL, COLCHESTER AND MACOMB, FULTON COUNTY, CANTON, CUBA AND FARMINGTON, ILLINOIS.

“DEFENDING” ILLINOIS WILL, ESTATE AND TRUST CONTESTS, HOW TO ATTEMPT TO FIND THE “BEST LEGAL REPRESENTATION” IN REGARD TO ESTATE DISPUTES, PROBATE LITIGATION AND BREACHES OF FIDUCIARY DUTY, CLIENTS SHOULD MEET WITH PROSPECTIVE ATTORNEYS AND LAW FIRMS THAT THEY MAY…
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BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS GUARDIAN AD LITEM ISSUES, INTERVENTION BY GUARDIAN AD LITEM IN PATERNITY CASES WHEN THERE IS A DISPUTE IN REGARD TO THE NATURAL FATHER, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS PATERNITY LAW SUIT ATTORNEY AND GUARDIANSHIP ATTORNEY, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM CARBONDALE, JACKSON COUNTY, MARION, WILLIAMSON COUNTY, HARRISBURG, SALINE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS GUARDIAN AD LITEM ISSUES, INTERVENTION BY GUARDIAN AD LITEM IN PATERNITY CASES WHEN THERE IS A DISPUTE IN REGARD TO THE NATURAL FATHER, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS PATERNITY LAW SUIT ATTORNEY AND…
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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 PULASKI COUNTY, MOUNDS, ULLIN AND KARNAK, ALEXANDER COUNTY, CAIRO, TAMMS AND THEBES, MASSAC COUNTY, BROOKPORT, METROPOLIS AND JOPPA, 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…
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WILL AND TRUST CONTEST LAW FIRM PROVIDING LEGAL SERVICES FOR CLIENTS IN THE LITCHFIELD, MONTGOMERY 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 AND TRENTON, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, BELLEVILLE, O’FALLON AND FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, WABASH COUNTY, MOUNT CARMEL, ALLENDALE AND BELLMONT, ILLINOIS.

WILL AND TRUST CONTEST LAW FIRM PROVIDING LEGAL SERVICES FOR CLIENTS IN THE LITCHFIELD, MONTGOMERY 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,…
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CLINTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS WILL CONTEST ATTORNEY, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE LITIGATION LAWYER, AN ELDERLY MOTHER CHANGED HER ESTATE PLAN IN REGARD TO FARM PROPERTY WORTH IN EXCESS OF $2,000,000, INSTEAD OF HER ESTATE BEING RECEIVED BY HER CHILDREN OF EQUAL SHARES UPON HER DEATH, CERTAIN CHILDREN THAT WERE FARMING THE FARMLAND WERE BASICALLY GIVEN A LIFE ESTATE THAT WOULD TERMINATE UPON THEIR DEATHS, SUCH THAT THEY WOULD CONTINUE AS THE TENANT FARMERS, AT A BARGAIN PRICE, TO THE EXCLUSION OF THE OTHER SIBLINGS THAT WERE THEN DEPRIVED OF RECEIVING THEIR RIGHTFUL INHERITANCE UPON THE DEATH OF THEIR MOTHER. INSTEAD OF THE OTHER SIBLINGS RECEIVING THEIR INHERITANCE UPON THE DEATH OF THEIR MOTHER, UPON THE TERMINATION OF THE LIFE ESTATES FOR THE CHILDREN CONTINUING WITH FARMING THE PROPERTY, THERE WAS THEN A PROVISION THAT THERE WOULD BE A DISTRIBUTION TO THE GRANDCHILDREN OF THE DECEDENT, WHICH MAY NOT OCCUR FOR DECADES. FURTHER, DEPENDING ON ANY CHANGES IN THE TAX LAW, THE ESTATE PLAN RAISED ISSUES IN REGARD TO THE GENERATION-SKIPPING EXEMPTION TAX. AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM CALHOUN COUNTY, BRUSSELLS, HAMBURG, HARDIN, ILLINOIS.

CLINTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS WILL CONTEST ATTORNEY, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE LITIGATION LAWYER, AN ELDERLY MOTHER CHANGED HER ESTATE PLAN IN REGARD TO FARM PROPERTY WORTH IN EXCESS OF $2,000,000, INSTEAD OF HER ESTATE BEING RECEIVED BY…
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ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, PROBATE AND WILL AND TRUST CONTEST LAW FIRM, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM GREENVILLE, POCAHONTAS, MULBERRY GROVE, BOND COUNTY, ILLINOIS, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, PROBATE, WILL AND TRUST CONTEST LAW FIRM.

ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, PROBATE AND WILL AND TRUST CONTEST LAW FIRM, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM GREENVILLE, POCAHONTAS, MULBERRY GROVE, BOND COUNTY, ILLINOIS, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, PROBATE, WILL AND TRUST CONTEST LAW FIRM. We have…
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