May is National Elder Law Month

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Illinois Probate Law
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Attorneys across the United States have designated May as the time to educate and help the aging generation with legal issues. The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys has declared May as National Elder Law Month. We celebrate our older population by bringing awareness to situations that impact more senior citizens.

Now is the perfect time to provide advocacy, guidance and services that help our seniors.

What to Discuss with Your Attorney

Elder law is set to help with issues directly affecting the aging population. While all laws apply to seniors, some cases impact them specifically. Some legal issues that we work with under elder law are:

  • Estate Planning – the writing of wills, trusts, and other documents
  • Retirement Planning – ensuring a long and comfortable retirement
  • Durable Power of Attorney – appointing someone to make decisions when you can’t
  • Health Care Directive – letting others know of your medical wishes
  • Guardianship – who will take care of you when you are no longer able to do so
  • Elder Abuse and Neglect – holding those responsible for your care

While these issues are always important, May allows us to spotlight the care of seniors. Elder law requires a compassionate attorney who understands the unique needs of the older generation.

How to Celebrate Elder Law Month

The first and most important way to acknowledge the situation of growing older is to talk with your family. Having a solid support group will help you make the right decisions for yourself or a loved one. Discuss your concerns as you get older and wishes for your senior years.

While talking with family is imperative, taking action is next. You and your loved ones want to work with an experienced elder law attorney who understands your unique situation. We can answer specific questions and make recommendations based on your needs. At Estate and Probate Legal Group, we can help write your will, plan for your retirement or protect the rights of a vulnerable or neglected senior citizen.

Oak Brook Elder Law Attorney

If you have questions regarding legal issues and the elderly, an experienced lawyer can advise you on the best options for your situation. To talk to a qualified elder law attorney in Chicago or Oak Brook, contact the Estate & Probate Legal Group at 630-864-5835. 

We serve Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and Will counties.