Mar 31, 2013
What do you do when you’re not busy helping seniors and their families at a bustling western suburban elder law office?
The answer is simple – add yet another spoke to your philanthropic wheelhouse just as elder law attorney Diana Law of Law Elderlaw in Aurora, IL has done.
Law, a managing partner of Law Elder Law, replaced the former Kane County Public Guardian. Since her appointment last year, she has since helped to bring new credibility and breathe new life into the program.
A recent interview with the Sun Times’ Matt Hanley revealed much about Law’s time in office. “It’s all part of the new procedures that have been put in place since April, when Law was appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn as Kane County’s new public guardian, entrusted with protecting residents who have no one else to help them. The county’s public guardian is appointed for people with more than $25,000 in assets, but a judge has deemed them incapable of managing their physical or financial affairs. Often, the wards are completely or nearly alone.”
In just nine months, she’s recovered over $100,000 for 23 wards and found state programs and stock benefits that had gone unclaimed.
Mrs. Law loves that she can move beyond some of the “white glove” aspects of estate law and gets to know these clients. She thrills at hearing about stories about growing up in the Depression. Her two children sometimes tag along to the nursing homes, when she stops by to drop off a favorite meal.
“I love it because it brings out my social work side,” Law said. “Their lives are fascinating. That’s part of the job I love.””
Well said! We’re sure the clients whose lives she’s impacted are glad to have her as well.
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Rick L. Law, Attorney and Estate Planner for Retirees
Rick was named the #1 Illinois elder law estate planning attorney by Leading Lawyer Magazine. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, AARP Magazine, TheStreet.com, and numerous newspapers and articles. Rick is the lead attorney for Law Elder Law, LLP, focusing in Estate Planning, Guardianship, and Nursing Home Solutions. His goal is to give retirees an informed edge when it comes to dealing with an uncertain future. Get flexible retirement strategies that work during good times and bad, plus information on how you can save your home and assets from being used to pay for long term care. Appointments available in Chicago, Aurora, Oak Brook, Schaumburg, and Joliet. Call 800-310-3100 for your free consultation now!
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