Appreciating National Elder Law Month

May 17, 2022

May is National Elder Law Month—an excellent opportunity for elder law attorneys to educate and advocate for older and disabled persons and their families. Elder Law attorneys handle a wide range of legal matters affecting elderly or disabled people, including issues related to healthcare, long-term care planning, guardianship, retirement, Social Security and so many other important matters.

Elder law attorneys address issues facing our aging population and individuals with disabilities, many of whom are unable to speak for themselves. Elder law attorneys are trained and have the sensitivities needed to help their clients find a sense of peace during life-altering moments of crisis, such as losing a loved one, being faced with unforeseen health problems, experiencing family strife or planning for expensive long-term care.

Chuhak & Tecson is pleased to acknowledge two experienced Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA), Mallory Moreno and Christine Barone, who focus their practices in adult guardianships, both contested and non-contested, estate and trust administration and litigation, including financial exploitation, will and trust matters, fiduciary disputes, issues of capacity, powers of attorneys, undue influence, financial exploitation and fraud. A large portion of their practices is also dedicated to long-term care planning, Medicaid, Medicaid appeals, estate planning, special needs planning and disability law. According to the National Elder Law Foundation, there are only 17 CELAs in Illinois currently.

“We are living in an unprecedented time,” said Mallory Moreno, principal at Chuhak & Tecson and a Certified Elder Law Attorney. “For the first time in U.S. history, it is projected that by 2034 the number of individuals age 65 and older will outnumber individuals ages 18 and younger. This means that it is more important than ever to consider all that elder law provides to an ever-aging population, from estate planning, disability planning, long-term care needs, Medicare, retirement and Social Security, to crisis and postmortem planning. Elder law helps to protect and meet the needs of countless individuals as they navigate through their golden years.”

Can an elder law attorney provide you with guidance and support on any of the above concerns? Please contact one of our skilled and knowledgeable elder law attorneys, Mallory Moreno or Christine Barone.

This Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. communication is intended only to provide information regarding developments in the law and information of general interest. It is not intended to constitute advice regarding legal problems and should not be relied upon as such.