Section Newsletter Articles on Elder Law
Estate planning financial information
, March 2015
The author shares his estate planning “fact finder” that is intended to provide the attorney with a summary of the client's current assets, their values, and how they are currently titled.
Practice tip: The checklist
, March 2015
This quick-reference tool for estates will help you keep track or what needs to be done and the date by which it must be done.
Elder law arbitrations
, June 2014
One of the most effective defenses to a lawsuit alleging bad nursing home care is a predispute mandatory arbitration agreement.
, June 2014
The Elder Law Section Council would like to thank everyone that contributed to the very successful 1st Annual Elder Law Bootcamp: Basics and Beyond.
Adult protective services
, September 2013
Governor Quinn signed House Bill 948 into law as Public Act 98-49, effective July 1, 2013. This new law adds Illinois to the ranks of other states that operate a single Adult Protective Services Program.
Tips from Heckerling 2013 and beyond
Trusts and Estates
, March 2013
The author shares what he learned from Heckerling and in the months since the conference in light of the new American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.
Help hospice out of the closet
, December 2012
While the present dichotomy of curative versus hospice care exists, elder law attorneys can play a helpful, healthful role by apprising their clients making health care advance directives of the potential advantages of hospice at a future time.
Senior tax exemptions
, October 2012
With just short of 300,000 seniors losing their Senior Citizen exemptions in Cook County, many of us can expect calls from our elderly clients asking the questions addressed in this article.
A lawyer’s guide to the DSM IV TR©
, June 2012
The DSM IV TR (“text revision”) is the latest authoritative compilation of categorization and classification of mood, medical and personality disorders affecting human beings.
Mediations involving seniors
Alternative Dispute Resolution
, February 2012
Elder law and mediation in Illinois is growing, but some challenges particular to elder law disputes should be considered.
When age matters: Towards an international convention on the rights of older persons
International and Immigration Law
, January 2012
As the global population continues to age, the international community must address questions such as whether the rights of older persons can be promoted through existing instruments or whether a new treaty is needed. This article provides a brief overview of the efforts already undertaken.
, June 2011
The facts of Carlson v. Glueckert illustrate the difficulty for a layman in preparing their own power of attorney.