$150,000,000.00+ POTENTIAL WILL CONTEST, ESTATE AND TRUST LITIGATION LAW FIRM AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM THE EAST ST. LOUIS, 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 EAST ST. LOUIS, 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.

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