Category: estate planning

Is Alzheimer’s Disease Fatal?

By Rick Law of Law Elder Law. Rick hosts multiple seminars a month at the Estate, Asset Protection, and Retirement Tax law firm at LEL in Western Chicagoland in Illinois. There is a common misconception: that Alzheimer’s is not a fatal disease. Most people still do not realize the basics of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is […]

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Know Your Rights: Patient Transfers/Discharges

By Rick Law, elder law and estate planning attorney in Aurora, IL.  Rick and his attorney daughter Diana Law are partners at the Estate, Asset, and Retirement Tax law firm of Law Elder Law.  Although each state has its own rules regarding transfers and discharges, if the facility accepts Medicaid and/or Medicare, it is bound […]

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Zen and the Art of Aging – a Seniors Guide

From the desk of Estate Planning attorney Rick L. Law of the Estate, Asset, and Retirement Tax law firm of Law Elder Law.  Dale Chatfield was a man of simple and powerful virtues.  His initiative, integrity, and personality drew people to him, and in turn, he enriched their lives.  When Dale passed in 2014, he […]

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Nursing Home Residents Can Still Participate in Their Own Care!

By Rick Law, elder law attorney and managing partner at the Estate, Asset, and Retirement Tax Law firm of Law Elder Law. LEL is a multi-generational law firm serving seniors and their families, and helping them prepare for changes to healthcare and retirement planning. Nursing home residents are entitled to manage their personal finances and […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Home-Care

By Rick Law, elder law and estate planning attorney at the Estate, Asset and Retirement Tax Law Firm of Law Elder Law in Aurora, IL.   Finding a dependable, trustworthy, long-term caregiver is something that families often grapple with…  retaining a great caregiver is the other half of the struggle that families encounter when faced […]

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What’s in a Name?

By Rick Law of the Estate, Asset, and Retirement Tax law firm at Law Elder Law.  Rick, his attorney daughter Diana, and the rest of the team at LEL are located in Aurora, IL. My, how time flies! It’s been almost a decade since my daughter and partner, attorney Diana Law, insisted that I come […]

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Do You Have Someone Who Will Advocate For You?

By Rick L. Law of the Estate, Asset and Retirement Tax Attorneys at Law Elder Law in west suburban Aurora, Illinois. Older adults have often lamented of doctors and/or hospital staff who ignored the wishes of a loved one, and proceeded with pursuing life-prolonging care.  Even when they had insisted that their loved one did […]

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A Dreaded Diagnosis in Middle Age

By Rick Law, Founder and Managing Partner of Law Elder Law, Estate, Asset and Retirement Tax Attorneys. Huntington’s Disease is a long-term illness that strikes at an average age of 39.  That’s well before the age that most people plan to retire, and increasingly, it’s well before a lot of people have even begun planning […]

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Planning to Protect

By Law Elder Law’s Rick Law. The LEL team is comprised of Estate, Asset & Retirement Tax Planning attorneys in the Western Chicago suburb of Aurora in Illinois. Planning ahead to protect your surviving spouse is one of the best things you can do to protect your loved ones.  The problem is, some people wait until […]

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Do You Need to Strengthen Your Financial Plan?

by Rick Law, Aurora, Illinois Estate, Asset and Retirement Tax Attorney.  Rick Is Founder of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law and presents multiple complementary workshops every month on how you can plan and protect your future. Back in 2008 I had the pleasure of working with Rocky Greene as he held the […]

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Our Reviews

“We would be lost without Law Elder Law! We walked in their doors over a year ago feeling lost and confused. With a father/father-in-law suffering from Alzheimer’s, we were overwhelmed by the Medicaid process, selling his home, protecting the assets he worked for his entire life, and finding him a memory-care facility that we could trust as his new home. 

Law Elder Law helped with all of it! From the minute we walked out of our first meeting, we knew we (and he) were in good hands. We could not have possibly navigated all that had to be done without their expertise.”

A.M., Client of Law Hesselbaum and Law Elder Law