Putting Together the Pieces of the Aging Puzzle

 From Estate, Asset and Retirement Tax Lawyer Rick Law of the Multi-Generation law firm at Law Elder Law in West Suburban Aurora, Illinois.

Due to the nature of typical elder law representation, it is particularly important that we spend time educating our clients and their families to understand the attorney-client relationship.  We have a duty to represent our client, and in doing so, put their minds at ease.  That way, we can ask the important questions when the time comes.

To be an elder law attorneys, it is a calling, rather than a calculated business decision.  Usually due to the frailty of someone we love… a parent, a spouse, a sibling… elder law has chosen us.

The fact, that the legal advice we provide may be the least complicated piece of the client’s aging puzzle is music to our ears.  My goal has always been to explain how we help, and what next steps we can take, in simple, understandable English…at least when possible.

Many times the client’s adult children have an agenda which conflicts with that of the senior. We strive to mediate those conflicts and seek our client’s best interests. We help clients and families put together the “aging puzzle” with its many ill-fitting pieces of frail health, caregiving needs, survivor care concerns, financial decisions, residential options, family relationships, insufficient assets, substitute decision-makers, cumbersome probate, end-of-life decisions, and more.

I’ve always hoped to make the planning experience “transformational” rather than “transactional.”  We strive to be more than dispute mediators, or standard document drafters.

As elder law attorneys, we empower lives for the better in a way. This often impacts whole families for years to come. We believe that we are providing important services for our clients our communities, and our country.

Too many families needlessly lose everything they have.  Don’t let that be you.  If you need help paying the overwhelming cost of long term care, give our office a call at 800-310-3100.  Your first consultation is absolutely free.  We’ll let you know what steps you need to take, right now, to protect yourself and your family.  Call now, because when you’re out of money, you’re out of options!


Rick L. Law, Attorney, Estate Planner for Retirees.

Rick was named the #1 Illinois elder law estate planning attorney for the past 8 years in a row 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.  Call 800-310-3100 for your free consultation now!

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