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O’FALLON, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS PROBATE ATTORNEY, “AV” RATED LAW FIRM, OVER FORTY (40) YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM LIVINGSTON COUNTY, PONTIAC, FAIRBURY AND STREATOR, HENDERSON COUNTY, OQUAWKA, STRONGHURST AND LOMAX, IROQUOIS COUNTY, GILMAN, WATSEKA AND MILFORD, ILLINOIS.

O’FALLON, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS PROBATE ATTORNEY, “AV” RATED LAW FIRM, OVER FORTY (40) YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM LIVINGSTON COUNTY, PONTIAC, FAIRBURY AND STREATOR, HENDERSON COUNTY, OQUAWKA, STRONGHURST AND LOMAX, IROQUOIS COUNTY, GILMAN, WATSEKA AND MILFORD, ILLINOIS.

SETTING ASIDE JOINT TENANCIES, OBJECTING TO BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS, CHALLENGES TO BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS REGARDING LIFE INSURANCE, ASSETS SYPHONED OFF FROM THE ESTATE, TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF AN ELDERLY OR VULNERABLE PERSON, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM INVOLVED IN ISSUES CONCERNING EXPLOITATION OF THE ELDERLY, ELDER ABUSE, CIVIL AND CRIMINAL ACTIONS RELATING TO THE ELDERLY, WILL DISPUTES, TRUST CONTEST, ESTATE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION, A FREQUENT FACT PATTERN CAN BE THE FOLLOWING. AN ELDERLY PERSON MAKE WHAT THEY BELIEVE TO BE THEIR LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OR TRUST EITHER ATTEMPTING TO AVOID PROBATE OR AN IRREVOCABLE TRUST SOMETIMES TO TREAT MULTIPLE CHILDREN IN THE SAME MANNER, THAT IS, IN REGARD TO ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS EACH CHILD RECEIVES AN IDENTICAL SHARE. HOWEVER, SOMETIMES AFTER ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS ARE IN PLACE, THEN JOINT TENANCIES ARE ESTABLISHED, OR BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS ARE MADE OR CHANGED, WITH THE RESULT BEING THAT CERTAIN ASSETS BYPASS THE ESTATE PLAN THAT WAS ESTABLISHED AND CERTAIN ASSETS MAY FLOW IN DISPORPORTIONATE PORTIONS TO CERTAIN CHILDREN OR BENEFICIARIES, BUT NOT OTHERS. SOMETIMES THE RESULT IS EXACTLY WHAT THE ELDERLY PERSON INTENDED. SOMETIMES THE RESULT IS NOT EXACTLY WHAT THE ELDERLY PERSON INTENDED. SOMETIMES THERE ARE CLAIMS OR DURESS, UNDUE INFLUENCE, LACK OF MENTAL CAPACITY OR TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH AN INHERITANCE EXPECTANCY WITH THE CLAIM BEING BUT FOR WRONGFULLY CONDUCT THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE IN THE ESTATE FOR PURPOSES OF DISTRIBUTION PURSUANT TO THE ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS OF THE DECEDENT. AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM CHRISTIAN COUNTY, ASSUMPTION, PANA AND TAYLORVILLE, COLES COUNTY, CHARLESTON, MATTOON AND OAKLAND, CLARK COUNTY, MARSHALL, CASEY AND MARTINSVILLE, ILLINOIS.

SETTING ASIDE JOINT TENANCIES, OBJECTING TO BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS, CHALLENGES TO BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS REGARDING LIFE INSURANCE, ASSETS SYPHONED OFF FROM THE ESTATE, TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF AN ELDERLY OR VULNERABLE PERSON, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM INVOLVED IN ISSUES CONCERNING EXPLOITATION OF THE ELDERLY, ELDER ABUSE, CIVIL AND CRIMINAL ACTIONS RELATING TO THE ELDERLY, WILL DISPUTES, TRUST CONTEST, ESTATE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION, A FREQUENT FACT PATTERN CAN BE THE FOLLOWING. AN ELDERLY PERSON MAKE WHAT THEY BELIEVE TO BE THEIR

METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW FIRM, TESTIMONIALS FROM CLIENTS IN REGARD TO DIVORCE, SUPPORT, CUSTODY AND OTHER FAMILY LAW ISSUES (1) “I WOULD LIKE TO THANK BLAKE LAW GROUP, P.C. FOR REPRESENTATION IN MY DIVORCE. ALTHOUGH THERE ARE NO WINNERS IN A DIVORCE I AM PLEASED WITH THE OUTCOME… I AM VERY PLEASED WITH YOUR REPRESENTATION AND HONESTY PRIOR TO TRIAL. I HOPE I WILL NOT NEED YOUR HELP IN THE FUTURE BUT WILL BE THE FIRST TO SEEK YOUR HELP IF NEEDED. GOOD LUCK.” – V.R. (2) I SWITCHED TO BLAKE LAW GROUP, P.C. WHEN MY CASE BECAME STALLED WITH ANOTHER LAW FIRM. BLAKE LAW GROUP, P.C. CAME UP TO SPEED QUICKLY AND PROCEEDED TO ENERGETICALLY PURSUE MY CASE. BLAKE LAW GROUP, P.C. IS TOP NOTCH AND ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO DO BUSINESS WITH.” -D.S.A. (3) MY OBSERVANCE OF BLAKE LAW GROUP, P.C.’S PROFESSIONAL ATTENTIVENESS TO MY DIVORCE PROCEEDING WAS ADMIRABLE. BLAKE LAW GROUP, P.C.’S ADVICE WAS STRAIGHTFORWARD AND TO THE POINT, GUIDING ME TO KEEP ON TRACK. BLAKE LAW GROUP, P.C. HAS EXCEPTIONAL QUALIFICATIONS” – R.F., AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM LIVINGSTON COUNTY, PONTIAC, FAIRBURY AND STREATOR, HENDERSON COUNTY, OQUAWKA, STRONGHURST AND LOMAX, IROQUOIS COUNTY, GILMAN, WATSEKA AND MILFORD, ILLINOIS.

METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW FIRM, TESTIMONIALS FROM CLIENTS IN REGARD TO DIVORCE, SUPPORT, CUSTODY AND OTHER FAMILY LAW ISSUES (1) “I WOULD LIKE TO THANK BLAKE LAW GROUP, P.C. FOR REPRESENTATION IN MY DIVORCE. ALTHOUGH THERE ARE NO WINNERS IN A DIVORCE I AM PLEASED WITH THE OUTCOME… I AM VERY PLEASED WITH YOUR REPRESENTATION AND HONESTY PRIOR TO TRIAL. I HOPE I WILL NOT NEED YOUR HELP IN THE FUTURE BUT WILL

WWW.MTVERNONLAWYERS.COM, WWW.RIVERBENDATTORNEYS.COM, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, METRO EAST, ILLINOIS ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING CLIENTS FROM OTHER COUNTIES AND CITIES THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND CENTRAL ILLINOIS REGIONS IN REGARD TO WHICH CLIENTS BELIEVE LOCAL ATTORNEYS COULD HAVE ISSUES IN REGARD TO CONFLICTS OR APPEARANCE OF CONFLICTS IN REGARD TO LEGAL MATTERS, 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 EDWARDS COUNTY, ALBION, GRAYVILLE AND WEST SALEM, WAYNE COUNTY, FAIRFIELD, WAYNE CITY AND CISNE, JEFFERSON COUNTY, MOUNT VERNON, NASON AND INA.

WWW.MTVERNONLAWYERS.COM, WWW.RIVERBENDATTORNEYS.COM, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, METRO EAST, ILLINOIS ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING CLIENTS FROM OTHER COUNTIES AND CITIES THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND CENTRAL ILLINOIS REGIONS IN REGARD TO WHICH CLIENTS BELIEVE LOCAL ATTORNEYS COULD HAVE ISSUES IN REGARD TO CONFLICTS OR APPEARANCE OF CONFLICTS IN REGARD TO LEGAL MATTERS, 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

ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS, AS PER LAST WILL AND TESTAMENTS, PREEMPTED OR ABROGATED BY CHANGES TO BANK ACCOUNTS AND/OR PROPERTY OWNERSHIP BY VIRTUE OF JOINT TENANCY OR BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS, INTERFERING WITH INHERITANCE EXPECTANCIES AND LONG-STANDING DESIRES AND INTENTIONS OF AN ELDERLY PERSON OR OTHERS, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM IN REGARD TO INVESTIGATION AND ACTIONS CONCERNING FAMILY MEMBERS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ELDERLY PERSONS WHEN THEY ARE VULNERABLE, MOUNT VERNON, JEFFERSON COUNTY, CENTRALIA, MARION COUNTY, FAIRFIELD, WAYNE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS, AS PER LAST WILL AND TESTAMENTS, PREEMPTED OR ABROGATED BY CHANGES TO BANK ACCOUNTS AND/OR PROPERTY OWNERSHIP BY VIRTUE OF JOINT TENANCY OR BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS, INTERFERING WITH INHERITANCE EXPECTANCIES AND LONG-STANDING DESIRES AND INTENTIONS OF AN ELDERLY PERSON OR OTHERS, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM IN REGARD TO INVESTIGATION AND ACTIONS CONCERNING FAMILY MEMBERS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ELDERLY PERSONS WHEN THEY ARE VULNERABLE, MOUNT VERNON, JEFFERSON COUNTY, CENTRALIA, MARION COUNTY, FAIRFIELD, WAYNE COUNTY, ILLINOISFamily members

METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS TRUSTED LAW FIRM FOR GENERATIONS, TESTIMONIALS FROM CLIENTS (1) “BLAKE LAW GROUP, P.C. HAS PROVIDED SOUND LEGAL COUNSEL TO OUR FAMILY FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS. WE HAVE FOUND THEM TO BE HONEST, RESPONSIVE TO OUR NEEDS AND WELL ORGANIZED. THEY ARE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE COMPLEX LEGAL CONCEPTS IN A MANNER UNDERSTANDABLE TO THE LAYMAN AS CLIENT.” – M.A.C (2) “BLAKE LAW GROUP, P.C. HAS BEEN GREAT IN HELPING ANYONE THAT I HAVE REFERRED TO THEM. FROM DIVORCES, GUARDIANSHIPS, ESTATES, WILLS AND TRUSTS, TO HANDLING PROBLEMS WITH THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY, I WOULD RECOMMEND BLAKE LAW GROUP, P.C. TO ANYONE WHO WANTS THE BEST RESULTS POSSIBLE.” – J.D., 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.

METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS TRUSTED LAW FIRM FOR GENERATIONS, TESTIMONIALS FROM CLIENTS (1) “BLAKE LAW GROUP, P.C. HAS PROVIDED SOUND LEGAL COUNSEL TO OUR FAMILY FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS. WE HAVE FOUND THEM TO BE HONEST, RESPONSIVE TO OUR NEEDS AND WELL ORGANIZED. THEY ARE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE COMPLEX LEGAL CONCEPTS IN A MANNER UNDERSTANDABLE TO THE LAYMAN AS CLIENT.” – M.A.C (2) “BLAKE LAW GROUP, P.C. HAS BEEN GREAT IN HELPING ANYONE THAT I HAVE

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CONTESTED GUARDIANSHIP LAW FIRM, FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF ELDERLY, CASES INVOLVING FINANCIAL MANIPULATION OF THE ELDERLY IN REGARD TO TRANSFERENCE OF REAL ESTATE AND RE-REGISTRATION OF BANK ACCOUNTS TO PROVIDE FOR JOINT TENANCY AND/OR BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS UPON DEATH, CONTRADICTING AND ATTEMPTING TO BYPASS ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING WILLS AND TRUSTS, LAWSUITS TO RETURN PROPERTY TO THE ELDERLY OR THEIR FAMILY, ACTIONS INVOLVING UNDUE INFLUENCE, LACK OF MENTAL CAPACITY, DURESS, FRAUD, TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH AN EXPECTANCY, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS GUARDIANSHIP LAW FIRM, CAIRO, ALEXANDER COUNTY, MOUNDS, PULASKI COUNTY, METROPOLIS, MASSAC COUNTY, ILLINOIS

CONTESTED GUARDIANSHIP LAW FIRM, FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF ELDERLY, CASES INVOLVING FINANCIAL MANIPULATION OF THE ELDERLY IN REGARD TO TRANSFERENCE OF REAL ESTATE AND RE-REGISTRATION OF BANK ACCOUNTS TO PROVIDE FOR JOINT TENANCY AND/OR BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS UPON DEATH, CONTRADICTING AND ATTEMPTING TO BYPASS ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING WILLS AND TRUSTS, LAWSUITS TO RETURN PROPERTY TO THE ELDERLY OR THEIR FAMILY, ACTIONS INVOLVING UNDUE INFLUENCE, LACK OF MENTAL CAPACITY, DURESS, FRAUD, TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH AN EXPECTANCY, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS GUARDIANSHIP

$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, CHESTER, RANDOLPH COUNTY, DU QUOIN, PERRY COUNTY, WEST FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN 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 A VARIETY OF UNIQUE AND CHALLENGING TRUST CONTEST AND ESTATE DISPUTE CASES, CHESTER, RANDOLPH COUNTY, DU QUOIN, PERRY COUNTY, WEST FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, ILLINOIS$1,400,000.00 trust distributions exceeded the expectations of our clients. If there had not been an early trust

HOW TO FIND “THE BEST ESTATE PLANNING LAWYER” NEAR ME, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, METRO EAST LAW FIRM WITH DECADES OF EXPERIENCE HANDLING ESTATE PLANNING MATTERS, 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. 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 BOND COUNTY, GREENVILLE, POCAHONTAS AND MULBERRY GROVE, FAYETTE COUNTY, ST. ELMO, VANDALIA AND RAMSEY, EFFINGHAM COUNTY, EFFINGHAM, ALTAMONT AND BEECHER CITY.

HOW TO FIND “THE BEST ESTATE PLANNING LAWYER” NEAR ME, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, METRO EAST LAW FIRM WITH DECADES OF EXPERIENCE HANDLING ESTATE PLANNING MATTERS, 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. CLIENTS SHOULD MEET WITH PROSPECTIVE ATTORNEYS AND LAW FIRMS THAT THEY MAY WISH TO CONSIDER FOR REPRESENTATION.