Handling A Wide Range Of Estate Planning, Administration And Elder Law Matters

At the Law Office of Eileen R. Fitzgerald, I help people in Downers Grove and throughout Chicago's western suburbs make responsible legal decisions as they plan for their later years. I have dedicated more than 23 years of my 30 year legal career to elder law.

Serving Illinois From Offices In Downers Grove: Call 630-493-4380 or contact me by e-mail to schedule an appointment with a knowledgeable estates, wills and trusts attorney today.

Estate Planning

When planning for your family's future, there is a wide array of legal options to consider. I will help you develop an estate planning strategy that best fits your unique needs and draft personalized wills, trusts and powers of attorney (regarding health care and finances) on your behalf. I also provide services involving special needs trusts.

Medicaid Planning

When determining whether a person is eligible to receive Medicaid benefits, the state of Illinois will go back and review the past 60 months of your financial records. They will scrutinize any transfers made during that time period. I will review the Medicaid rules with you and advise how those rules apply to your situation and show you what options are available with regard to protecting your assets. I can also help you create a pooled trust that will allow you to transfer assets and qualify for or remain eligible for Medicaid benefits. If you are denied benefits, I can assist you with a Medicaid appeal.

Probate, Trust And Estate Administration

I assist families with properly carrying out their legal responsibilities after a loved one's passing. The issues I assist clients with include the appointment of an executor or administrator, transfer of assets to beneficiaries, preparation of estate or trust income tax returns, accounting, and general trust and estate administration.

Contact A DuPage County Probate Law Firm

Call 630-493-4380 or contact me by e-mail to schedule a consultation and discuss your elder law concerns with a knowledgeable Illinois lawyer. My office is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. House calls are available for clients who are unable to travel to my office.