OVER $2,000,000.00 RECOVERED FOR SISTERS, AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM JACKSONVILLE, MORGAN COUNTY, SPRINGFIELD, SANGAMON COUNTY, DECATUR, MACON COUNTY, ILLINOIS, WE REPRESENTED SISTERS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA AND NEW YORK IN REGARD TO A CASE INVOLVING THEIR DECEASED MOTHER, BEFORE SHE PASSED AWAY, BUT AT A TIME WHEN HER BROTHER HAS POWER OF ATTORNEY, UNKNOWINGLY CONVEYED THE FAMILY FARM TO HER BROTHER THEREBY DEPRIVING OUR CLIENTS IN THEIR SHARE OF THE FAMILY FARM UPON THE DEATH OF THEY MOTHER PURSUANT TO THE ESTATE PLAN OF THEIR MOTHER, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM HANDLING ESTATE LAW, FAMILY LAW, REAL ESTATE LAW AND TAX LAW CASES.
$5,000,000.00 missing from estate. We represented a surviving spouse who had married a wealthy widower. Although a prenuptial agreement was entered into prior to the marriage, the widower made several changes to the estate planning documents benefitting his new wife and her children. There were also transfers of substantial assets from the husband to wife, many occurring within less than a year from the date of death of the widower. When the husband passed away, beneficiaries identified in his estate planning documents claimed there was in excess of over $5,000,000.00 missing in regard to which they were entitled to a substantial share. Issues were raised regarding fraud, undue influence, lack of mental capacity, duress and tortious interference with an expectancy. Our client prevailed and the complaining beneficiaries did not receive a favorable decision from the Court.