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After a Dementia Diagnosis: Preparing for the Future with an Elder Law Attorney

A diagnosis of dementia, a category of diseases affecting memory and thinking that includes Alzheimer’s disease, can feel overwhelming and upsetting. You might worry that you will lose control over your life and ability to make your own decisions. Fortunately, receiving a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s does not mean that you cannot execute legal […]

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Common Types of Elder Abuse

Ten percent of adults 65 and older experience elder abuse each year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Elder abuse happens when a caregiver or another trusted individual causes physical, mental, or financial harm to an older adult by an act or omission Common Types of Elder Abuse Abuse of an elder may

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Financial Abuse of the Elderly

Older people are vulnerable to financial abuse, whether by a family member, financial professional, or stranger. Understanding the threat of financial exploitation seniors face can help them avoid people who want to steal their money, identity, government benefits, or possessions. What Is Financial Abuse? Financial abuse of an elder can happen when another person or

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Probate Litigation in Illinois

Probate is the formal legal process that administers the assets of a deceased person. The process is supervised by the probate court. Probate litigation in Illinois occurs when interested parties file lawsuits in the probate court seeking to address an issue in the probate process.  What is Probate Litigation?  Litigation is the process of resolving

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Contesting a will in illinois

Contesting a Will In Illinois

What is a Will? In Illinois, if someone dies with a Last Will and Testament, that will should be filed with the local county’s clerk’s office.  A Last Will and Testament generally designates who will act as the estate’s representative or Executor.  The will also designates legatees, or those individuals or entities, who receive either

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