Nov 15, 2014
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 on their behalf. These seniors are vulnerable to not only financial abuse, but physical harm as well. Our attorneys work tirelessly alongside of family members, police departments, and the courts to find the least burdensome way to respect a senior’s dignity but still attain authority for an honest and reliable person to make the decisions that need to be made.
If you find yourself looking on helplessly as someone you love is being destroyed by dementia, mental health problems, addictions, or other powerful demons, call our office today. We will help you find out what to do if your loved one is desperate need of rescue.
Our guardianship legal team is headed by Attorney Diana Law. Diana has substantial experience with private guardianships. A private guardianship is when we are hired by a family member to represent them in establishing a guardianship to protect a loved one.
In addition to private guardianships, Diana also serves as the Kane County Public Guardian. In her role as the Public Guardian, she is appointed by the courts to serve those who do not have anyone to act as their protector.
To reach Diana and her guardianship legal team, call Law Elder Law at 800-810-3100 or 630-585-5200.
Rick L. Law, Attorney, 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.
“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