Elder Law deals with the issues faced by the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, the elderly. This area of law combines elements of Estate Planning (Power of Attorneys, Wills and Trusts), Guardianship, Medicare/Medicaid Planning, Elder Rights, and Elder Abuse and Neglect.
Estate Planning is the process of utilizing various legal mechanisms, such as Wills, Power of Attorneys and Trusts to specify how your estate will be distributed upon your death. Estate planning is necessary regardless of the size of your assets to ensure your wishes are known and carried out upon your death. It also enables you to specify with Power of Attorneys who should care for your medical needs and financial needs if you become disabled. Beyond traditional assets, Otis Law Group, Ltd. can assist with Estate Planning for your digital assets, such as social media, domain names, blogs, Facebook, online accounts and websites.
Guardianships are legal proceedings where an individual or organization is appointed to act as guardian for a person who is partially or totally unable to make personal and financial decisions. Otis Law Group, Ltd. is experienced in representing an alleged disabled person wishing to challenge a guardianship petition and petitioners in contested and uncontested Guardianship cases.
Probate and Estate Administration
Probate is a legal proceeding utilized to administer the estate of a deceased person including resolving any creditor claims and distributing the decedent's property according to a valid will or the laws of the State of Illinois. Otis Law Group, Ltd. can assist with the administration of a decedent's estate of non-probate assets, contested and uncontested Administration.
We can also assist claimants in pursing a claim against a decedent's estate and heirs or potential heirs who wish to challenge a probate or estate administration.
We can assist you if you or a loved one has suffered a Personal Injury, especially those involving an elderly person at a nursing home, assisted or supportive living faciity.
Contact us at (773) 363-7300 in Chicago, Illinois, for possible legal representation.
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