Help for the Unexpected
When it comes to aging, it is better to plan ahead, but sometimes events happen that people simply did not anticipate. Sometimes people have not done advance planning for aging, and a crisis arises. Urgent issues can arise even when people have planned every last detail.
If you or a family member faces an elder law crisis, Palos Elder Law, Ltd., can provide you with knowledgeable assistance. I am Paul A. Smolinski, a Palos Heights urgent elder law attorney with 25 years of experience. With a law firm that focuses on elder law, I am knowledgeable about aging issues and understand the kinds of urgent situations that my clients encounter in Palos Heights and surrounding areas in Illinois.
Experienced Elder Law Attorney for Urgent Situations
We can help with urgent elder law situations such as:
- Nursing home admissions: Perhaps you or a family member broke a hip, suffered complications from a knee replacement or suffered a heart attack. You or your loved one is about to be released from the hospital to a nursing home while to recover, and the length of the stay is uncertain. Now you have a lengthy nursing home admission contract to review. Consult an attorney before you sign any documents.
- Guardianships: Loved ones may become incapacitated due to an accident, mental illness, dementia, Alzheimer's or other reasons. If your loved one becomes incapacitated and does not have a power of attorney, he or she may need to have a guardian appointed through guardianship court.
- Death: If someone dies without a plan for his or her estate, my law firm can assist survivors with the immediate and long-term implications, including probate court.
Orland Park Advanced Planning Lawyer and Urgent Elder Law Attorney
Whether you have an urgent issue with an aging family member or you are ready to plan for the future, Palos Elder Law can help you. Contact my office online or by calling 708-377-3860 (toll free 866-207-4904). I am available for appointments on evenings and Saturdays. If necessary, I will meet with clients away from my office.