Category: Asset Protection

The Love and Protection Trust, Part 1

By estate planning attorney Rick Law.  Rick is founder of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law in West Suburban Aurora, IL.  LEL is a multi-generation law firm. In the last few blog posts, you’ve learned about some options for your child with a disability. But what if your child or grandchild doesn’t have […]

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When the Indispensable Caregiver Is the Abuser

By Elder Care attorney Rick Law. Rick is the founder and Managing partner of the multi-generation law firm of Law Elder Law, and was selected as the top Elder Law attorney in Illinois for 2016 by Leading Lawyers Magazine. Linda Voirin, LSW, is the victims’ advocate for the Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Unit, Office […]

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Moving Beyond Financial Exploitation

By Elder Law attorney Rick Law of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law, Senior Advocates and Guardianship attorneys in West Chicagoland in Illinois. As more people are made aware of the widespread financial exploitation against seniors, more states will address these serious crimes. For instance, Illinois recently amended its criminal code by making […]

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A Fiduciary Relationship

By Elder Law Attorney Rick Law.  Rick is the founder and managing partner of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law,  a multi-generational law firm in Aurora, IL. In certain relationships, a fiduciary relationship may exist.  According to Charles Golbert, Deputy Cook County (Illinois) Public Guardian in charge of the Adult Guardianship Division, a […]

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Building a Case Against Exploitation and Fraud

By Illinois Elder Law Attorney Rick Law of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law.  Serving seniors and their families in Kane and Kendall Counties, Law Elder Law is a multi-generation law firm located in Aurora, IL. When an exploiter promises the clients that they would get this great rate of return and that […]

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Discover, Recover, or Both?

By Rick Law, founder of the multi-generation Law Firm at Law Elder Law, located in the West Chicago suburb of Aurora, IL. As I’ve discussed in previous articles, citations to discover and recover assets are important tools your lawyer may use when they need to recover money and property of a client who is the […]

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Defenses Against Financial Exploitation

By Elder Law Attorney, Kendall County Public Guardian, and senior estate planner Rick Law of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law, a multi-generational law firm serving seniors and boomers in Aurora, IL The increasing frequency of financial exploitation of seniors paints a grim picture. The seniors’ reluctance to report the instances and the […]

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Longtime Partners and Financial Exploitation

By Rick Law, founder of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law, a multi-generation law firm in Western Chicagoland in Illinois. Two friends fresh out of dental school started a practice together 30 years ago. For 30 years they worked side by side and were the best of friends out of the office. Everything […]

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A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

By Kendall County Public Guardian and elder law attorney Rick Law, founder and managing partner at the multi-generational law firm of Law Elder Law in West suburban Aurora, IL.  Home of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law. Vulnerable seniors are very susceptible to the wolf in sheep’s clothing. Seniors are trusting and want […]

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The Three Stages of Retirement Income Planning

By estate planning attorney Rick Law of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law.  Law Elder Law is a multi-generational firm serving seniors and their families in the heart of Kane County in Illinois. Diamonds are valuable, but you can’t eat them. Assets have the same problem. If you need income, you must change […]

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