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FIDUCIARY LITIGATION, FAIRFIELD, WAYNE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

FIDUCIARY LITIGATION, FAIRFIELD, WAYNE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

We are contacted by a wide variety of clients in regard to fiduciary litigation issues throughout the Southern Illinois and Central Illinois regions.

Blake Behme Gilbreth Links, P.C.

$150,000,000.00+ POTENTIAL WILL CONTEST, ESTATE AND TRUST LITIGATION LAW FIRM AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM THE BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA, WE WERE CONTACTED BY AN HEIR WHO WAS BASICALLY PROVIDED FOR AS A ONE-THIRD (1/3) BENEFICIARY IN REGARD TO AN ESTATE PROJECTED TO BE IN EXCESS OF $150,000,000.00 BEFORE A NEW WILL WAS SIGNED ABOUT A YEAR PRIOR TO THE DEATH OF THE DECEDENT. THE SURVIVING SPOUSE MADE SURE THE EXISTENCE OF THE NEW PURPORTED WILL WAS NOT KNOWN TO THE HEIR PRIOR TO THE DATE OF DEATH AND IT WAS ONLY AFTER THE DATE OF DEATH THAT THE HEIR WAS INFORMED OF THE NEW WILL BEING MADE. IT APPEARED THAT THERE MAY BE ISSUES IN REGARD TO DURESS, UNDER INFLUENCE, TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH AN INHERITANCE EXPECTANCY AND/OR LACK OF MENTAL CAPACITY IN REGARD TO THE PURPORTED NEW WILL.

$150,000,000.00+ POTENTIAL WILL CONTEST, ESTATE AND TRUST LITIGATION LAW FIRM AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM THE BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA, WE WERE CONTACTED BY AN HEIR WHO WAS BASICALLY PROVIDED FOR AS A ONE-THIRD (1/3) BENEFICIARY IN REGARD TO AN ESTATE PROJECTED TO BE IN EXCESS OF $150,000,000.00 BEFORE A NEW WILL WAS SIGNED ABOUT A YEAR PRIOR TO THE DEATH OF THE DECEDENT. THE SURVIVING SPOUSE MADE SURE THE EXISTENCE OF THE NEW PURPORTED WILL WAS NOT KNOWN TO THE HEIR PRIOR TO THE DATE OF DEATH AND IT WAS ONLY AFTER THE DATE OF DEATH THAT THE HEIR WAS INFORMED OF THE NEW WILL BEING MADE. IT APPEARED THAT THERE MAY BE ISSUES IN REGARD TO DURESS, UNDER INFLUENCE, TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH AN INHERITANCE EXPECTANCY AND/OR LACK OF MENTAL CAPACITY IN REGARD TO THE PURPORTED NEW WILL.

THIS MATTER INVOLVED A SECOND SPOUSE MARRIED TO THE DECEDENT FOR APPROXIMATELY TWENTY (20) YEARS BEFORE HIS DEATH. DURING THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF TIME THE DECEDENT AND THE SURVIVING SPOUSE KNEW OF AN INHERITANCE PROVISION FOR THE HEIR THAT MAY HAVE AMOUNTED TO $50,000,000.00 OR MORE IF A NEW WILL HAD NOT BEEN CREATED. IT APPEARED TO US THAT BASED ON THE EXPLANATION RECEIVED, THAT THERE WAS AN INTENTIONAL EFFORT TO ALIENATE THE HEIR FROM THE DECEDENT INCLUDING TO PROTECT THE FINANCIAL INTERESTS OF THE SURVIVING SPOUSE AND THOSE THAT THE SURVIVING SPOUSE WISHED TO RECEIVE UPON THE DEATH OF THE DECEDENT. IT APPEARED THAT THE DECEDENT MAY HAVE BEEN VULNERABLE BECAUSE OF LONGTIME MEDICAL ISSUES THAT WORSENED WITH THE PASSAGE OF TIME. WE THOUGHT THAT IN A WEAKENED STATE THE DECEDENT MAY HAVE BEEN EXPLOITED, INCLUDING BY THE SURVIVING SPOUSE, SUCH THAT THE INTENTS AND DESIRES OF THE SURVIVING SPOUSE WERE BASICALLY SUBSTITUTED AS THE INTENTS AND DESIRES OF THE DECEDENT IN REGARD TO THE NEWLY CREATED PURPORTED WILL IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO DEATH.

Blake Behme Gilbreth Links, P.C.

$1,000,000.00+ RECOVERY FOR STATE OF COLORADO RESIDENT IN REGARD TO TRUST LAWSUIT, IN LIEU OF RECEIVING $500.00 PER MONTH AS AN INCOME BENEFICIARY, TRUST DISPUTE, WILL CONTEST, ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, LITIGATION AND PROBATE DISPUTE LAWYER AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM THE CARBONDALE, JACKSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA

$1,000,000.00+ RECOVERY FOR STATE OF COLORADO RESIDENT IN REGARD TO TRUST LAWSUIT, IN LIEU OF RECEIVING $500.00 PER MONTH AS AN INCOME BENEFICIARY, TRUST DISPUTE, WILL CONTEST, ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, LITIGATION AND PROBATE DISPUTE LAWYER AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM THE CARBONDALE, JACKSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA

WE WERE CONTACTED BY AN OUT OF STATE RESIDENT COMPLAINING THAT A TRUST WAS NOT BEING ADMINISTERED PROPERLY BY AN INDIVIDUAL TRUSTEE. THE INDIVIDUAL TRUSTEE WAS AN INSURANCE AGENT AND IT TURNED OUT THAT THE ROOKIE TRUSTEE WAS ATTEMPTING TO HAVE THE BENEFICIARIES OF THE TRUST AGREE THAT VARIOUS LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES ON THE TRUSTEE AND/OR THE BENEFICIARY SHOULD BE PAID FROM THE TRUST, THEREBY RESULTING IN SALES COMMISSIONS FOR THE INSURANCE AGENT AND TRUSTEE. WE FILED SUIT IN PINCKNEYVILLE, PERRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AND ENGAGED IN DISCOVERY, INCLUDING WRITTEN AND DEPOSITIONS. WE WERE ABLE TO OBTAIN A SETTLEMENT WHEREBY OUR CLIENT, INSTEAD OF RECEIVING $500.00 PER MONTH AS AN INCOME BENEFICIARY, RECEIVED MORE THAN $1,000,000.00 AS CORPUS FROM THE TRUST. AFTER THE SETTLEMENT WAS REACHED, AND FUNDS WERE TRANSFERRED TO OUR CLIENT, WE DISMISSED THE CASE WITH PREJUDICE AND THAT CONCLUDED THE TRUST LAWSUIT AND THE RECOVERY ON BEHALF OF OUR CLIENT. OUR CLIENT WAS OVERWHELMED WITH THE RESULT. GOING INTO THE CASE, SHE WAS SEEKING TO HAVE THE TRUSTEE REMOVED. WE DEVELOPED A STRATEGY THAT INSTEAD OF REMOVAL, WITH OUR CLIENT CONTINUING TO RECEIVE $500.00 PER MONTH AS AN INCOME BENEFICIARY WE REACHED A RESOLUTION IN REGARD TO THE ENTIRETY OF THE TRUST, INCLUDING SO THAT IT WOULD CONTINUE FOR DECADES. THE RESULT OBTAINED, PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORIZATION AND INSTRUCTIONS OF THE CLIENT, WAS BEYOND THE CLIENT’S WILDEST DREAMS. OUR CLIENT ADVISED THAT SHE WAS HELPING WITH THE EDUCATION OF HER ADULT DAUGHTER IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND SOME OF THE PROCEEDS WERE USED BY OUR CLIENT TO PURCHASE A VEHICLE THAT HER DAUGHTER NEEDED FOR TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES TO ATTEND CLASSES.

Blake Behme Gilbreth Links, P.C.

CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT. AS A LAW FIRM AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM THE CHAMPAIGN, CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA, WE REPRESENTED A SURVIVING CHILD, HEIR AND INTERESTED PARTY IN REGARD TO A CONTESTED ESTATE LITIGATION IN AN ILLINOIS COUNTY NEAR THE STATE OF INDIANA. WITHOUT GOING TO TRIAL, WITHOUT ANY APPEALS AND WITHOUT CONTINUING DISCOVERY, THE ESTATE AGREED TO PAY OUR CLIENT AN AMOUNT MORE THAN WHAT WE ANTICIPATED WOULD HAVE BEEN THE RESULT IF THE CASE WAS TRIED.

CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT. AS A LAW FIRM AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM THE CHAMPAIGN, CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA, WE REPRESENTED A SURVIVING CHILD, HEIR AND INTERESTED PARTY IN REGARD TO A CONTESTED ESTATE LITIGATION IN AN ILLINOIS COUNTY NEAR THE STATE OF INDIANA. WITHOUT GOING TO TRIAL, WITHOUT ANY APPEALS AND WITHOUT CONTINUING DISCOVERY, THE ESTATE AGREED TO PAY OUR CLIENT AN AMOUNT MORE THAN WHAT WE ANTICIPATED WOULD HAVE BEEN THE RESULT IF THE CASE WAS TRIED.

WE ARE CONTACTED BY CLIENTS THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, AS WELL AS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, AND VARIOUS FOREIGN COUNTRIES, IN REGARD TO REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO LEGAL ISSUES IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, CENTRAL ILLINOIS. WE ARE AVAILABLE TO PROVIDE REPRESENTATION TO CLIENTS IN THE CHAMPAIGN, CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS GEOGRAPHICAL AREA.

Blake Behme Gilbreth Links, P.C.

REAL ESTATE, MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE, MOTION TO SET ASIDE, VACATING REAL ESTATE JUDGMENTS, REAL ESTATE LOST TO TAX BUYERS, SETTING ASIDE TAX DEEDS, REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCES, SECOND OPINIONS, PROPERTY, REAL PROPERTY, FARMLAND AND REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY, LAWYER AND LAW FIRM AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM THE EAST ST. LOUIS, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, CHESTER, RANDOLPH COUNTY, PINCKNEYVILLE, PERRY COUNTY AREAS

REAL ESTATE, MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE, MOTION TO SET ASIDE, VACATING REAL ESTATE JUDGMENTS, REAL ESTATE LOST TO TAX BUYERS, SETTING ASIDE TAX DEEDS, REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCES, SECOND OPINIONS, PROPERTY, REAL PROPERTY, FARMLAND AND REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY, LAWYER AND LAW FIRM AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM THE EAST ST. LOUIS, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, CHESTER, RANDOLPH COUNTY, PINCKNEYVILLE, PERRY COUNTY AREAS

OUR PRACTICE INCLUDES EXPERIENCE IN REGARD TO COMPLEX REAL ESTATE ISSUES INVOLVING SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FOR OUR CLIENTS. WE WORK WITH ENGINEERS, SURVEYORS, TITLE COMPANIES AND OTHERS IN REGARD TO ACHIEVING EXCELLENT RESULTS. WE HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN REPRESENTING CLIENTS IN REGARD TO REAL ESTATE ISSUES THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND CENTRAL ILLINOIS REGIONS FOR DECADES.

Blake Behme Gilbreth Links, P.C.

REAL ESTATE DISPUTE LAW FIRM REPRESENTING CLIENTS FROM THE MCLEANSBORO, HAMILTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA

REAL ESTATE DISPUTE LAW FIRM REPRESENTING CLIENTS FROM THE MCLEANSBORO, HAMILTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA

Blake Behme Gilbreth Links, P.C.

BLOOMINGTON, MCLEAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM, LAWYER AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM THE BLOOMINGTON, MCLEAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA, WILL CONTESTS, TRUST LITIGATION, ESTATE DISPUTES, POWER OF ATTORNEY CONTROVERSIES, ESTATE LITIGATION LAW FIRM WITH DECADES OF EXPERIENCE

BLOOMINGTON, MCLEAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM, LAWYER AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM THE BLOOMINGTON, MCLEAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA, WILL CONTESTS, TRUST LITIGATION, ESTATE DISPUTES, POWER OF ATTORNEY CONTROVERSIES, ESTATE LITIGATION LAW FIRM WITH DECADES OF EXPERIENCE

WE WERE HIRED BY A CLIENT IN REGARD TO CHANGES MADE BY A PARENT TO ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO DEATH. THERE WAS A STATEMENT FROM THE DOCTOR THAT THE ELDERLY PERSON WAS COMPETENT TO EXECUTE ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS. THERE WAS AN ATTORNEY EXPERIENCED IN DRAFTING ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS THAT CLAIMED THAT THE ELDERLY PARENT WAS COMPETENT, KNEW WHAT SHE WAS DOING AND THAT THE ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS MET WITH HER UNDERSTANDING, WISHES AND APPROVAL. WE BECAME INVOLVED IN THE MATTER AND WORKED OUT A SETTLEMENT FOR OUR CLIENTS IN EXCESS OF $150,000.00 WITHOUT A TRIAL OR ANY APPEALS.

Blake Behme Gilbreth Links, P.C.

Estates, Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorneys, Guardianship Law Firm Available to Represent Clients From The Illinois, Randolph County, Chester geographical area

Estates, Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorneys, Guardianship Law Firm Available to Represent Clients From The Illinois, Randolph County, Chester geographical area

Blake Behme Gilbreth Links, P.C.

TAX LAW FIRM REPRESENTING CLIENTS FROM THE GOLCONDA, POPE COUNTY, ILLINOIS VICINITY IN REGARD TO A WIDE VARIETY OF TAX ISSUES INCLUDING UNITED STATES (DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE) AND STATE INCOME TAX, ESTATE TAX, SALES, TAX, USE TAX, EXCISE TAX AND TAX CONTROVERSY WORK BEFORE THE U.S. TAX COURT AND FEDERAL AND STATE COURT

TAX LAW FIRM REPRESENTING CLIENTS FROM THE GOLCONDA, POPE COUNTY, ILLINOIS VICINITY IN REGARD TO A WIDE VARIETY OF TAX ISSUES INCLUDING UNITED STATES (DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE) AND STATE INCOME TAX, ESTATE TAX, SALES, TAX, USE TAX, EXCISE TAX AND TAX CONTROVERSY WORK BEFORE THE U.S. TAX COURT AND FEDERAL AND STATE COURT

WE HAVE DECADES OF EXPERIENCE REPRESENTING CLIENTS IN A WIDE VARIETY OF TAX MATTERS.

Blake Behme Gilbreth Links, P.C.

$2,500.000.00+ JUDGMENT OF DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT, LAWYER REPRESENTING CLIENTS FROM THE CARROLLTON, GREEN COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA

$2,500.000.00+ JUDGMENT OF DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT, LAWYER REPRESENTING CLIENTS FROM THE CARROLLTON, GREEN COUNTY, ILLINOIS AREA

WE REPRESENTED A LONG-TIME PHYSICIAN IN REGARD TO A DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE PROCEEDING. THE PHYSICIAN WAS ORIGINALLY FROM CUBA AND THERE WERE ALLEGATIONS THAT HE WAS TRANSFERRING MARITAL ASSETS OUT OF THE COUNTRY, NOT TO MENTION ISSUES REGARDING ANY EXTRA MARITAL AFFAIRS.

Blake Behme Gilbreth Links, P.C.