Recognizing National Elder Law Month

May 1, 2023

May is National Elder Law Month — an excellent opportunity for elder law attorneys to educate and advocate for older persons, persons with disabilities, and their families. Elder Law attorneys handle a wide range of legal matters affecting older persons and persons with disabilities, including issues related to healthcare, long-term care planning, guardianship, retirement, Social Security, Medicaid and so many other important matters that should be considered today to ensure better and enjoyable future years.

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 its experienced team of elder law attorneys, including two Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA), Christine Barone and Mallory Moreno. According to the National Elder Law Foundation, there are only 17 CELAs in Illinois currently. All our elder law attorneys 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 attorney, undue influence, financial exploitation and fraud. A large portion of their practices is also dedicated to long-term care planning, Medicaid, Medicaid appeals, veterans’ benefits, estate planning, special needs planning and disability law.

“We are living in an unprecedented time,” said Mallory Moreno, principal and CELA at Chuhak & Tecson. “For the first time in U.S. history, it is projected that by the year 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 now as they plan for a successful retirement and quality future years.”

An elder law attorney can provide you with guidance and support on any of the above concerns. Please don’t hesitate to contact one of Chuhak & Tecson’s skilled and knowledgeable elder law attorneys.

Elder law attorneys at Chuhak & Tecson, Christine A. Barone (312 855 4348), principal; Bryan M. Montana (312 855 6105), principal; Mallory A. Moreno, (312 855 4317), principal