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Lloyd M. Nolan

Lloyd M. Nolan

35 years Experience - Quality Legal Services at a Fair Price.
  • Probate, Estate Planning, DUI & DWI ...
  • Illinois, Missouri
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Reviewed by Ronald J. Eisenberg April 7, 2018
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Lloyd has a solid legal background and years of experience but most importantly, he's a hard-working, honest attorney who looks for solutions to his clients problems. In addition, having known Lloyd for more than a decade, I have never heard anyone say a negative work about him.
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It's a difficult time when a loved one passes away. However, there are a number of tasks which need to be completed in a timely 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. In order to protect your loved one's estate, it is important to contact a skilled professional as soon as possible.

I handle each case personally. I have 36 years experience in Probate, Estate Planning, DWI Defense, and Auto Accident Injury cases. I have handled every stage and level of litigation, both 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. This is not normally required if there is a Will. If you are a single person it 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.

Practice Areas
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    DUI & DWI
    Personal Injury
    Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
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    I accept all Injury Cases on a contingent fee basis with no attorney's fees upfront. You pay me nothing until you recover.
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    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.
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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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
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.
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 Associations
Missouri State Bar
- Current
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Illinois Bar
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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
Websites & Blogs
Lloyd Nolan, Attorney at Law
Why you need a Power of Attorney
Should You Set up a Revocable Living Trust
Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning
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48 Questions Answered
Q. Couple who split up, man passed away, spouse claiming common law marriage, any rights to the decedents property?
A: Missouri does not recognize Common Law marriage, unless the couple was living in another State where it was lawful. Beyond that, it sounds to me like they WERE married but had separated. If they WERE legally married, separated or not, at the time the decedent died, then the Wife is entitled to inherit from the decedent.
Q. How to find a will and whats on it and a death certificate in Missouri. Who to contact? Jackson County.
A: For a death certificate contact the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Vital Records, or funeral homes typically assist in obtaining death certificates. You can check Missouri Case.Net online court records to see if a probate case has been opened. If your sister won't tell you anything, tell her that you assume there is no Will and that you intend to file for Letters of Administration in Jackson County Probate Court. If she still says nothing, contact a Probate Attorney in Jackson County to open an Estate. An estate s (if there is one) must to be opened within a year of the date of death in Missouri.
Q. My wife's mother is 82, she's has 60K debt in credit cards, owns nothing whatsoever. is my wife responsible upon dying?
A: I am licensed only in Missouri and Illinois. Based upon the law in those States, I would say "No." I am not licensed in Texas but, UNLESS your wife is a co-signer, co-apllicant, or guarantor for any of your mother-in-laws debt, I cannot see how your wife would be responsible for her mother's debt. Since I am not licensed in Texas, I cannot make that determination with any authority and I strongly suggest that you speak to a a Texas-licensed attorney.
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Law Office of Lloyd Nolan
13321 N. Outer 40 Road
Suite 700
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Telephone: (314) 725-1880
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