Compassionate Guidance For Your Elder Law Needs
Every phase in life comes with their own challenges. Getting older, can come with many physical and mental challenges. It can also be difficult to watch our loved ones grow old as we do what we can to help them preserve the quality of life they have worked so hard to achieve.
At Blacha Law Office, we offer thorough representation in the practice area of elder law. From assisting with long-term care planning and abuse prevention to preserving financial assets, we can assist with all of your elder law needs. Our firm’s attorneys have been providing compassionate counsel and skilled legal representation to individuals, couples and families in Naperville, Joliet and surrounding areas for more than 20 years.
What Is Elder Law?
Elder law encompasses the legal issues that are unique to our aging population, including:
- Long-term care planning: Proactive planning today can ensure your loved one qualifies for Medicaid assistance while protecting the assets they have worked so hard for. Without effective planning, long-term care can quickly wipe out a lifetime of savings.
- Powers of attorney: Establishing powers of attorney allows someone to designate a trusted individual to pay bills and make other financial decisions when they are incapacitated.
- Guardianship: If your loved one has become incapacitated and has not designated a power of attorney, we can help you establish a guardianship.
- Elder abuse: Sadly, elders are often abused or taken advantage. We can help you take steps to prevent abuse and, if the unthinkable happens, take action against those responsible for the abuse or neglect of your loved one.
There is nothing more important than making sure these issues are addressed properly. If you are caring for a loved one, we understand this feels like a tremendous weight on your shoulders. We can help remove that burden and provide you with peace of mind about your loved one’s present and future.