Janna Dutton, Kathryn Casey,
Helen Mesoloras, Amy Gjesdahl,
Melissa Kallio, Samantha Zullo

Vicky Fleming, Administrator
Karina Hernandez, Legal Assistant
Monica Westlake, Administrative Assistant
Erin Vogt, LCSW, CMC, Client Coordinator

Appointments Are Available In:
Arlington Heights, Chicago,
Naperville, Skokie Illinois 
and via phone and video conferencing. 

Contact Information for All Locations:
Phone - 312-899-0950

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elder law foundation
June 2021

We represent victims and their families by:   
  • Freezing assets at risk of exploitation
  • Requiring agents to account for handling of funds
  • Taking emergency action to protect victims' health
  • Appointing guardians for future protection
  • Pursuing perpetrators of financial exploitation
 We represent Adult Protective Services (APS) agencies by:
  • Obtaining in-person access to victims for APS caseworkers
  • Freezing assets at risk of exploitation
  • Requiring agents to account for handling of funds
  • Obtaining consent for protective services
  • Appointing guardians for emergency action
  • Appointing guardians for future protection
  • Providing training to APS caseworkers...Learn more

In Honor of Pride Month, Attend the Program "Take Pride in Your Future"

Attorney Katie Casey and LGBTQ+ Advocate Jacqueline Boyd will discuss the challenges people may experience when planning for later life; strategies to build strong relationships and why long-term care planning is a must. They will also share resources and information are needed to ensure a secure future.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 5:30pm -7:00pm. This program is for community members and healthcare professionals. Cultural competency ceus are available. Learn more.
Upcoming Programs

  • June 9 - Documents You Don't Think You Need; Until You Do
  • June 9 - Take Pride in Your Future: Legal Planning for LGBTQ+ Clients
  • June 24- Wills and Trusts; What They Are, How They Work
  • June 24 -Deciphering the Surrogate Decision Makers; Whose Call Is It?
and much more
Does Your Child’s Special Needs Trust
Need a Tune-Up? Probably

Remember how satisfying it was setting up a trust for your child with special needs? You named a trustee and a successor trustee, signed the paperwork, and paid the legal bills, and then you rested easy at night knowing you had put a plan in place for your child. Done!

Well, not exactly. Because things always change, whether over time or suddenly.
It's easy to throw your new special needs trust into a drawer and forget about it, especially if you are not planning on funding it until you pass away. Likewise, if your loved one with special needs has executed a durable power of attorney and health care proxy in case of an emergency, she too may squirrel the documents away for use if needed, and feel they never need to be looked at again.

But while having a plan in place is a great start, it does need to be maintained. You wouldn’t buy a new car and then decide never to change the oil, after all. When it comes to special needs planning, even small changes in circumstance can have major legal repercussions, and delay can be devastating. Read more

Please contact us for assistance with special needs trusts and many other aspects of Special Needs Law. This is a specialized area of law that involves representing, counseling, and assisting people who have a disability and their loved ones. Attorneys address the client's perspective from a holistic viewpoint by discussing legal, medical, financial, social, and family issues.
Phone Number for Locations: 312.899.0950  

Appointments are available in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Naperville, and Skokie, Illinois, or via video conferencing or telephone.