Category: Special Needs Planning

The Love and Protection Trust, Part 2

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. A Love and Protection Trust can be used to help safely provide for: A loved one with a drug or gambling addiction A child with a […]

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Is a Special Needs Trust Exactly What You Need?

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. Any of a number of institutions could make sure your special needs child has a bed, basic care, and three square meals a day. But that’s […]

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“What You Need From an Estate Planning Attorney

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 our last installment, we talked about what to do when someone recommends disinheriting your beloved child with a disability.  At Law Elder Law, we do […]

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Should You Disinherit Your Child?

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. If you have a special needs son or daughter in your life, you’ve inevitably considered what would become of him or her if you were no […]

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Will Your Special Needs Loved One Have Enough To Live On?

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. What will happen to your disabled loved one when you’re gone? As an elder law attorney, I often have to assist parents who have lived to […]

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Do You Have A Loved One With A Disability?

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 my office, it’s not uncommon to sit across the table from an aged parent who is still the primary caregiver for a child who is […]

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Why Would I Need A Special Needs Trust?”

By Elder Law attorney Rick Law, Senior Advocate and Managing Partner at the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law in Western Chicagoland. The reasoning behind a testamentary special-needs trust seems to be that it was apparent to the federal government that nobody is going to be transferring assets to a spouse to avoid Medicaid […]

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How to Take Care of Your Spouse After You’re Gone

By Estate Planner Rick Law of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law in Aurora, Illinois, in Western Chicagoland. One of the main goals in having a special-needs trust drawn up when dealing with Alzheimer’s is to make sure that your spouse is taken care of.  One way to protect the spouse is to draft […]

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Does Your Trust fit Your Circumstances?

By Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney Rick Law of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law.  Focusing on wills, trusts, medicaid crisis planning, guardianship, probate, and much more in the western Chicago suburb of Aurora, IL A properly drafted supplemental-needs trust that is funded appropriately is going to wind up in one of […]

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Guardianship to the Rescue: When Everything Else Has Failed

By Rick Law. Estate Planning Attorney and Senior Advocate at the Estate Planning Center of Law Elder Law just outside Chicago, Illinois. There may come a time when your loved one can no longer properly handle their personal and/or financial affairs. Nonetheless, they can be extraordinarily angry and combative when honest, reliable, and loving family members try to intercede […]

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