Chicago Elder Law Attorneys | Medicaid Lawyers, Chicago

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1941 N. Elston Ave., Ste. A Chicago, IL 60642

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Hours: 9 am - 7 pm Monday - Friday 11 am - 3pm Saturday 11 am - 2 pm Sunday

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Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.

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Elder Law & Medicaid Planning In Chicago

. In this article, our Chicago senior planning attorneys explain the Medicaid eligibility and requirements and the Medicaid look-back period.For low income individuals, Medicaid is a health insurance program that mot only covers the elderly, but children as well. For the elderly to be eligible for assisted living, nursing, or in-home care, thy must have limited assets and income. All Medicaid applicants must meet an income threshold in order to successfully apply for and, potentially receive, coverage. The requirement is not universal and varies. The “look back” period is a specified period of time dating back from the date an individual applies for Medicaid. In Illinois, the “look back” period if 5 years - meaning when reviewing an application, the applicant’s records are checked for suspicious transfers of assets.

In this video, Chicago elder law attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses medicaid eligibility requirements and the look-back period in Chicago.

Avoiding Costly Guardianship Proceedings in Chicago

 In this article, our Chicago elder law attorneys explain how Powers of Attorney can help avoid the costly and time consuming process of guardianship proceedings by directly stipulating who will handle the affairs in case of incapacity or disability. If a person becomes mentally incompetent through disease, injury or old age, their immediate family can't simply take over the management of their major life decisions or financial affairs.

In this video, Chicago elder law attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses how using healthcare POAs helps to avoid costly guardianship hearings.

The 8 Goals Of A Good Estate Plan

In this article, our Chicago elder law attorneys discuss how trusts are uses in order to prevent Chicago probate proceedings. Probate matters see the courts distributing assets of a deceased individuals' estate to heirs and creditors. Probate proceedings are a long and costly process and can be avoided by implementing a revocable living trust that transfers money and other estate assets to it during a lifetime.  The revocable living trust is a legal entity that owns the assets and property during the creators lifetime and that creator has control of it during their lifetime as well as can stipulate what happens to those assets upon their death.

  

In this video, Chicago elder law attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses how using healthcare POAs helps to avoid costly guardianship hearings.

Our Chicago elder law attorneys are happy to meet with you in DuPage County, Will County, McHenry County, Kane County, Kendall County, Grundy County, Kankakee County, Dekalb County, LaSalle County, at our offices in Chicago, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Naperville, Lake in the Hills, Tinley Park, St. Charles or any other location convenient to you.

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