Our Downers Grove elder law attorneys have the skill and experience to assist you with all of your senior planning needs. Our Downers Grove Medicaid attorneys are proud of our outstanding client service and affordable rates and are happy to meet with you in your home or at any location convenient to you.
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Downers Grove Elder Law Attorneys
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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.
In this article, our Downers Grove Medicaid planning attorneys explain how to plan for long-term care in Illinois.
Long-term care can be incredibly costly. Many people rely on Medicaid benefits to cover the cost of long-term care. However, in order to be eligible for Medicaid, you must have already "spent down" the majority of your own assets. Our Downers Grove elder law attorneys explain how to use life estate deeds and irrevocable trusts to keep your most important assets in your family while becoming eligible for Medicaid. We explain the 5-year look back period prior to filing for Medicaid during which transfers are scrutinized and may result in a delay in your eligibility for Medicaid benefits.
Our Downers Grove elder law attorneys outline the 8 goals of a good estate plan in this article.
These goals include the Four General Goals that Apply to Most People:
1. Appointment of Fiduciaries and Distribution of Assets When You Pass;
2. Avoiding probate when you pass;
3. Guardianship avoidance upon mental incompetence;
4. End of Life Decision-Making;
and the Four Goals that Only Apply in Specific Circumstances
5. Estate Tax Planning;
6. Special Needs Planning;
7. Creditor Protection; and
8. Medicaid Planning.