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 28 years of my 35 year legal career to elder law.
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.
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, including the spousal impoverishment rules. I will show you what options are available with regard to protecting your assets, including transferring assets to family members and still remaining 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 630-523-0535 or fill out my online contact form 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.