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Lloyd M. Nolan

Lloyd M. Nolan

35 years Experience - Quality Legal Services at a Fair Price.
  • Probate, Bankruptcy, DUI & DWI ...
  • Illinois, Missouri
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It's difficult when a loved one passes away, but there are a number of tasks which need to be completed in a timelly manner to ensure that his or her intentions are fulfilled. The limitations period for filing a Probate Estate in Missouri is one year from the date of death. There are a number of tasks to be completed and it is important to contact a skilled professional as soon as possible.

I handle each case personally. I have 35 years experience in Probate, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce, DWI Defense, Personal Injury and Auto accident cases. I have handled every level of litigation, trials and appeals, in the State and Federal Courts of Missouri and Illinois. My varied experience allows me to effectively address my clients' needs, even where areas of law overlap. I strive to provide high-quality legal services with integrity at a fair price. Call me for a Free Initial Consultation.

Many smart people have no Estate Plan whatsoever. Many of us don't consider our estate plans because it seems unpleasant or something to be considered in the distant future. If you have no Will, then the law of your State will determine who receives your assets. Generally, it costs more to handle a probate proceeding when there is no Will, because the court will require the posting of a Bond which is not usually required if there is a Will. If you are a single person a may be more difficult to determine your heirs, particularly if you have no children or siblings. Beyond this, you may not want all of your assets to be distributed to your next of kin and, without a Will, you have no input as to who will handle the affairs of your estate. It is important for everyone to do some Estate planning, even if it's just the basics of a Will and power of attorney. Powers of attorney are critical for everyone, because this document allows you to grant authority to a trusted person to handle your affairs in the even of your disability or incapacity.

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
J.D. | Law
Honors: Graduate Assistant to Associate Professor Laurel Wendt.
Activities: Alpha Phi Omega, Prison Legal Aid internship.
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Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
B.S. | Government
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Professional Experience
Owner - Attorney
Law Office of Lloyd Nolan
- Current
Solo practice handling all stages of litigation, trials and appeals. Divorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal, Probate and Injury Cases. Represented hundreds of clients in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, including Illinois Counties of the Metro East.
Volunteer Attorney
Legal Advocates for Abused Women
Handled various cases pro bono representing victims of Domestic Abuse and Violence in various courts in the St. Louis Metropolitan area.
John Livingston Attorney at Law
Associate in General Practice law firm handling Divorce, Probate, Criminal trials, Motions, general litigation.
Associate Attorney
David L. Naumann & Associates
Associate attorney representing numerous Criminal defendants in Missouri State Courts and also Federal Court practice. Handled all Divorce and Domestic Relations cases for the firm. Handles all Illinois practice for the firm. Handled all Bankruptcy, Federal Court actions for the firm.
Associate Attorney
Schrempf & Metz PC
Associate attorney in law firm handling legal research, preparing pleadings, and handling Motion practice in Illinois Courts in Madison County and St. Clair County. Personal injury Defense and Plaintiffs' work, including representing various Municipalities of the Illinois Municipal League.
Research Assistant
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Research assistant for Professor performing legal research and writing on various topics.
Law Clerk
Illinois Attorney General
Worked in the General Law Division conducting research and preparing briefs and pleadings for the representation of various state agencies and the consumer protections division of the AG's office, between second and third year of law school.
Speaking Engagements
Moot Court Judge, Carbondale, Illinois
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Served as Judge for Law Student Mock Court Trials
Film and the Law - Professional Ethics, UMKC CLE, University of Missouri, St. Louis Campus
UMKC School of Law
Professional Associations
Missouri State Bar
- Current
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Illinois Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
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8th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Misouri
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
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  • Free Consultation
    I offer a free consultation, up to 30 minutes, on all new matters. There is never a fee to discuss your auto accident or work injury case, regardless of the length of the consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    I also work out payment plans for those who do not want to use the credit card option.
  • Contingent Fees
    I accept all Injury Cases and most Probate Cases on a contingent fee basis with no attorney's fees upfront. You pay me nothing until you recover.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I strive to provide basic legal information and answer basic questions over the phone for my clients. If I don't have the answer or solution to your issue, I'll help you find someone who does.
Practice Areas
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation
    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    DUI & DWI
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. After bankruptcy is discharged how long before u can buy land with cash
A: If you're buying with cash, you can buy right away. Is that answer easy enough for you.
Q. Do I have to give the trustee my tax refund in chapter 13 bankruptcy? Located in Alabama.
A: I do not practice in Alabama, so that question would be dependent on the local bankruptcy rules that govern your case. In the Eastern District of Missouri, where I practice, the local rules require that debtors turn over their tax refunds (over a specific allowable amount) to the Chapter 13 Trustee and that these amounts will be added to the plan base (the overall sum of payments). This is consistent with the Bankruptcy Code in that a Debtor is to exercise his or her "best efforts" to pay back creditors over the life of their Chapter 13 Plan. In other words, it would not be consistent with the best efforts criteria to allow debtors to keep large or excessive tax refunds while simultaneously giving creditors less than full or significant payment. If you are unable to speak with your attorney, (this is troublesome in itself), you should get specific direction and instructions from the office of you Chapter 13 Trustee. You should read your Chapter 13 plan carefully as your duties and obligations under the plan should be set forth in that document.
Q. What all information needs to be included on a small estate affidavit that will be submitted to a life insurance company
A: A small estate affidavit should be sufficient for this purpose. By this I mean an Affidavit for Collection of a Small Estate that has actually been filed in the Probate Court of the County in which your mother was domiciled when she died. It should have a case number and be approved by the Court. I do not have all of the facts, but it sounds as though you have been through this procedure and that it has worked with other insurance companies. There are a number of reasons why the "legal department" of the insurance company is rejecting your request. If you have a Court Order that actually grants you the right to collect the proceeds of the life insurance policy, I can't imagine any reason that the Insurance Company would refuse to honor it. Something tells me that you may not have that. I sense that you are trying to do all of this yourself, but it would be a good idea to retain an attorney who is experienced in probate matters.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Lloyd Nolan
13321 N. Outer 40 Road
Suite 700
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Telephone: (314) 725-1880