Wills & Trusts


You have an “estate” if you own a home, vacation or investment property, life insurance or other possessions such as a car, jewelry or other household items.  As such, you should have an estate plan in place to designate who will inherit this property.  A proper estate plan ensures that your property and financial stake is distributed to your children and loved ones in accordance with your final wishes.

An estate plan is a must, if you have minor children, or other dependents. The best action you can take for your loved ones is to establish a well thought out and legally binding estate plan.


A Will is an instrument that instructs your executor to distribute your property, per your wishes, at the time of your death.  A Trust is established to provide legal protection for your assets, to make sure those assets are distributed according to your wishes, and to, in some cases, avoid or reduce inheritance or estate taxes.



Our law firm offers a full range of legal services in the following areas, including Family Law, Divorce, Estates and Trusts, Estate Planning, Will and Trust Contests, Real Estate Law, Mortgage Foreclosure Defense, Business Law, Tax Law, Internal Revenue Service, Taxes, Civil Litigation and General Practice.

Our firm takes pride in its professional and personalized approach, which takes into the account the individual needs and goals of its clients. We have a reputation throughout the region for delivering quality legal representation timely in a wide variety of cases. We are a group of skilled and accomplished legal professionals who strive to give their clients the attention, service and representation they deserve.

Blake Law Group, P.C. has received an “AV” Rating from Martindale-Hubbell law directory, the most trusted and respected service for rating attorneys in the United States. This is the highest possible rating for legal abilities and reputation by their attorneys. Blake Law Group, P.C. has also been identified as a “Preeminent Law Firm” by Martindale-Hubbell.


We serve clients in Effingham County, Illinois, St. Clair County, Illinois, Madison County, Illinois, Clinton County, Illinois, Monroe County, Illinois, as well as Jersey County, Macoupin County, Montgomery County, Bond County, Washington County, Randolph County, Fayette County, Jackson County, Union County, Johnson County, Jefferson County, as well as other counties throughout the Southern Illinois and Central Illinois Regions of the State of Illinois. We serve clients in a variety of cities in the Southern Illinois and Central Illinois Regions, including, Belleville, Edwardsville, Collinsville, E. St. Louis, O’’Fallon, Fairview Heights, Mascoutah, Red Bud, Waterloo, Granite City, Alton, Swansea, Shiloh, Greenville, Centralia, Chester, Carbondale, DuQuoin, Marion, Mt. Vernon, Harrisburg, Highland, Salem, Vandalia, Jerseyville, Litchfield, Carlinville, Effingham, Benton, and Vienna, Metropolis, Springfield, Decatur and other cities throughout the Southern Illinois and Central Illinois Regions of the State of Illinois.


Bankruptcy, Business, Child Custody, Child Support, Collaborative Divorce, Commercial Real Estate, Debt Settlement, Divorce, Divorce Mediation, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Breaches of Fiduciary Duty, Family, Foreclosure, Landlord/Tenant, Legal Malpractice, Litigation, Civil Lawsuits, Military Divorce, Nursing Home, Probate, Estate Settlement, Real Estate, Securities, DCFS, Tax, Internal Revenue Service, and Illinois Department of Revenue