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Avoiding Asset Spend Down

By Attorney Rick Law, managing partner at the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law. Providing estate planning, wills trusts, probate, guardianship, and elder law services to the western Chicago suburb of Aurora in Kane County, Illinois. Let’s say a couple has a house that is valued at approximately $300,000 and two vehicles.  One spouse needs nursing […]

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Stay Home Safely

Most people want to remain at home for as long as possible as they age. Some seniors living at home need help with activities of daily living. The problem is, the cost of hiring in-home help can add up quickly, and a nursing home or assisted living facility becomes the only option. Call us today: […]

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And They Lived Happily Ever After!

By Rick Law of Law Elder Law in Chicago, IL Keith and Diane came in for planning. They both had just turned 62 and they had been married to each other for 40 years. Diane stayed home until their two children were both in school. She took a part-time job so she could still be […]

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Meeting the Medicare Criteria

By Estate Planning attorney Rick Law of Law Elder Law, Illinois’ leading Elder Law attorneys. As you may have read in our previous blog entries, Medicare only cares about you if you can get better.  Many seniors expect that Medicare will take care of them if they need to have long term care later in […]

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Choose Your Agent Carefully: Life, Death & Care Instructions

I, (Rick Law) teach a continuing education class for health care professionals entitled “In the Shadow of Schiavo: Life, Death, and Care Instructions.”  Most  attendees come to the class assuming they are going to hear some lawyer drone on about boring legal documents.  But when life and death are on the line, health care advance […]

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Stop The Caregiver Revolving Door

How do you find and retain a great caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease? Many of our clients and client families struggle with disabilities and/or long-term diseases.  The majority are impacted by the progressive dementia caused by Alzheimer’s Disease.  Alzheimer’s often causes people to lose what my mother, Gloria, calls our “thin veneer […]

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Widow With A Living Husband

I recently heard a moving story from a widow who had served as her husband’s primary caregiver for sixteen years.  She spoke with both passion and pain, describing her caregiving sojourn as “the loneliest time of my life.”  For this reason, she wanted to speak out and be an encouragement to others who might be […]

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Medicare: The Diagnosis Lottery

Many US citizens assume that Medicare is their right. They assume that the health reimbursement program provided by the United States government on behalf of persons who are over the age of 65, blind, and/or disabled has always been there, and always will be.  But this is not the case.  Medicare and its ugly twin […]

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Our Reviews

My wife and I had our first child three years ago. That’s when we decided to set up a trust, should anything happen to either of us. We reached out to Zach Hesselbaum to help us out. He was very thorough and professional throughout the whole process. Zach went above and beyond to make sure that we understood every detail of setting it up and he did an excellent job. We recently had our second child a few months ago. With the new baby, he helped us make the necessary revisions to the trust. Zach made this process great for us! I would definitely recommend using him for any of your estate planning needs!

Tom G., Naperville, IL