Articles From J. Amber Drew

Short-term guardian form By J. Amber Drew Trusts and Estates, March 2019 A short-term guardian form typically used by parents leaving their kids with the grandparents.
Short-term guardian form By J. Amber Drew Elder Law, November 2018 A short-term guardian form typically used by parents leaving their kids with the grandparents.
Utilizing the Attorney General’s office to educate about local scams targeting the elderly By J. Amber Drew Elder Law, May 2017 Educating our clients is the best defense against any scams. And educating ourselves helps us to be better advocates for our clients.
Don’t forget dad! Short-term guardianships aren’t just for the kids By J. Amber Drew Trusts and Estates, November 2016 The Illinois Probate Code specifically authorizes, without court approval, the use of short-term guardianships for disabled adults when the guardian is unavailable or unable to carry out his or her guardianship duties.
Don’t forget dad! Short-term guardianships aren’t just for the kids By J. Amber Drew Elder Law, February 2016 The Illinois Probate Code specifically authorizes, without court approval, the use of short-term guardianships for disabled adults when the guardian is unavailable or unable to carry out his or her guardianship duties.
17th Annual Holiday Party fundraiser for Children’s Assistance Fund a hit! By J. Amber Drew Young Lawyers Division, February 2015 A big thank-you to everyone who participated!
Every will needs a paragraph allowing for a supplemental needs trust By Carl M. Webber & J. Amber Drew Young Lawyers Division, April 2013 A will should include a paragraph that allows the Executor to set up Supplemental Needs Trusts, if, at the time of the death of the testator, any beneficiaries qualify under the Social Security Administration’s definition of “disabled.”
Every will needs a paragraph allowing for a supplemental needs trust By Carl M. Webber & J. Amber Drew Elder Law, April 2013 A gift to a disabled person can result in automatic disqualification from a number of well-known government assistance programs.
The military, veterans, and the law: A primer for young lawyers By J. Amber Drew Young Lawyers Division, June 2012 With full withdrawal of the United States military combat forces from Iraq completed in 2011 and anticipated withdrawal from Afghanistan by 2014 fast approaching, young lawyers can expect to encounter military-related legal issues increasingly over the next several years, if not decades, as service members return home and reintegrate into their communities.

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