Category: Elder Law

Seniors in Love

“By Rick Law, estate planning attorney and senior advocate at the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law in Western Chicagoland in Illinois. Love and marriage is wonderful, but for senior citizens it raises very different issues than it does for the young and newly married. One obvious issue is the fact that most seniors […]

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Feeling Trapped As a Caregiver

 By Elder Law Attorney Rick Law. As an attorney advocate for senior care in the Western Chicago suburbs, Rick Law and the friendly and experienced staff at Law Elder Law are here to help you get all your ducks in a row and plan for the worst-case scenario.     Recently Loretta, a caregiver client, visited […]

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The Slippery Slope of Memory Loss

By Rick Law, elder care attorney and estate planner at the Estate Planning Center of Law Elder Law in Aurora, serving Kane, Kendall, DuPage, Will, Cook, and other counties in Northern Illinois. Almost every day I learn more about the subtleties and surprises within the elder care journey. At Law Elder Law we often work […]

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Is It Too Late To Right the Ship?

By Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney Rick Law of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law.  LEL is a multi-generation firm serving seniors and their families in Aurora, IL just West of Chicago off of the I-88 tollway.   An all too familiar phone call came into our office the other day: “My mom […]

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The True Cost of Long-Term Care

By Rick Law, J.D. founder of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law.  Rick and daughter/attorney partner Diana Law are part of the caring team at Law Elder Law. Serving seniors, boomers, and their families in West suburban Chicagoland in Illinois. It is not uncommon, when talking to a man about the possibility of […]

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Bookkeeping by the Caregiver

By Elder Law Attorney Rick L. Law. Rick is the founder of the multi-generation estate planning and elder law  office of Law Elder Law, serving Kane, Kendall, and DuPage counties in Illinois. The caregiver’s bookkeeping service is an invaluable tool that can help ensure that the caregiver is able to accurately record time and expenses. […]

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Personal Care, Medicaid, and Fair Market Value Wage

By Rick Law, J.D., founder and managing partner at the multi-generation law firm of Law Elder Law, home of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law in Aurora, Illinois. Is your caretaker being compensated appropriately for their services? It is important to demonstrate that the caretaker is being paid fair market value, particularly if […]

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Personalizing the Care Contract

By Estate Planning Attorney Rick Law.  Rick and his daughter Diana are the lead attorneys at Law Elder Law in the West Chicagoland suburb of Aurora, IL, just off of the Farnsworth exit of the I-88 tollway. A qualified and experienced elder law attorney will customize a personal-care agreement for your loved one as much […]

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Drafting a Powerful Personal-Care Agreement

By Elder attorney Rick Law of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law, a multi-generation law firm serving seniors and their families in the West suburbs of Chicago, IL. Drafting an interfamilial care agreement is not a one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter task. Similar to creating an estate plan, simply pulling out a standard, generic employment agreement […]

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Escalation of Care Required

By Rick Law of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law.  Rick Law and daughter attorney Diana Law are the lead attorneys at the multi-generational law firm of Law Elder Law. Serving seniors and their families through elder law services, estate planning, guardianship, probate, wills and trusts, and much more in Kane, Kendall, DuPage, Will […]

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