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Middle class Americans seeking asset protection cannot afford to ignore the potentially devastating costs of nursing home and other long-term care. Nursing homes are among the most common and largest creditors an average American is likely to face in his or her lifetime, but only about 10% of the population has long-term care insurance. For the other 90%, Medicaid is the primary source of payment, so a basic understanding of the Medicaid asset protection process is vital for all professionals who work with seniors and their families. This legal guide will provide an overview of asset protection concepts and strategies that elder law attorneys can use to legally and ethically protect assets while facilitating earlier Medicaid eligibility; and a set of crisis-management tools to prevent and correct inadvertent loss of benefits. Order today!
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NANCIE G. DORJATH is an attorney with the Dorjath Law Center. She focuses on handling many different aspects of elder law and estate planning such as long term care planning, nursing home or assisted/supportive living, nursing home contract review, Medicaid crisis planning, Medicaid appeals, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, wills, living wills, powers of attorney, asset protection planning, veterans benefits planning and special needs planning. Ms. Dorjath applies her professional and personal experience, along with her legal expertise, to advise her clients and their families how to achieve the highest quality of life whether a client is long term planning or crisis planning. She is dedicated to working hard for individuals in order to protect their assets and plan for an uncertain future. Ms. Dorjath is a VA accredited attorney who also does a great deal of work handling many different aspects within the elder law and estate planning community. She earned her undergraduate degree from Loyola University of Chicago, and her J.D. degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Ms. Dorjath is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Elder Counsel, and the National Care Planning Council. She is an adjunct professor at Concordia University of Chicago teaching medical ethics, and is a frequent speaker on ethics and elder law topics. (Naperville and Waukegan locations)
MICHAEL H. ERDE is the principal in the North Side Chicago law firm of Michael H. Erde, P.C., where he focuses his practice on estate planning, elder law, probate and trusts. He is certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Mr. Erde is a member of Greater North Shore Estate Planning and Financial Planners Council, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He has been an instructor/lecturer and given seminars for many years on estates, trusts, elder law, asset protection, Medicaid and special needs. Mr. Erde was an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School, where he taught classes on elder law. He has written numerous articles on wills, trusts, and elder law issues. Mr. Erde earned his B.S.B.A. degree from Washington University, his J.D. degree from the University of Illinois, and has graduate credits in taxation from The John Marshall Law School. He founded the Asset Protection Committee of the Chicago Bar Association, and is a member of the Probate Committee of the local bar. (Waukegan location)
ELIZABETH M. FINK is a partner at WhiteheadFink Elder Law LLC, in Chicago, Illinois, where she practices in the areas of estate and trust administration, guardianship, Medicaid planning, estate planning and elder law. Ms. Fink is a member of the Chicago Bar Association (Elder Law Committee and Probate Practice Committee), a former mentor with the CBA group mentoring program in probate and estates, a board member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Illinois Chapter, and co-chair of the education committee of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Illinois Chapter. She earned her B.A. degree from Denison University and her J.D. degree from The John Marshall Law School. (Naperville location)
MARTIN J. FOGARTY is the founder of Heartland Law Firm, where they practice in the areas of estate planning, guardianship, Medicaid, probate, special needs planning, business transitions, asset protection and VA benefits. Mr. Fogarty received his B.A. degree, from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign and his J.D. degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. (Waukegan location)
JEFFREY RAMIREZ is an attorney at Heartland Law Firm where he practices in the areas of trust, probate and guardianship administration. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Mr. Ramierz received his B.S. degree, cum laude, from DePaul University and his J.D. degree from DePaul University College of Law. (Waukegan location)
MORRIS R. SAUNDERS is a partner in the Chicago law firm of Levin & Ginsburg Ltd. He concentrates his practice in the areas of wealth management, asset protection, estate planning, business planning and taxation law, real estate, ownership and management succession, and deferred compensation. Mr. Saunders also deals extensively in business succession and in the negotiation and preparation of commercial real estate and equipment leases and other business agreements. He is a member of the Chicago Estate Planning Counsel and the Chicago Bar Association. Mr. Sanders has spoken to various professional and community groups about estate planning, trusts, estates, business succession planning, and deferred compensation. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia, his J.D. degree from The John Marshall Law School, and his LL.M. degree from DePaul University. (Naperville location)
MOLLIE A. WHITEHEAD is a partner at WhiteheadFink Elder Law LLC, in Chicago, Illinois. She has been representing clients in the areas of estate planning, probate, guardianships, Medicaid planning, elder law and trust administration for ten years. Ms. Whitehead regularly appears in court hearings for probate and guardianship cases in Cook County Circuit Court, Probate Division. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (member, Elder Law Committee and Probate Practice Committee), and co-chair of the Serving Our Seniors Committee of the Young Attorney Section of CBA. Ms. Whitehead earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude and with honors, from Illinois Wesleyan University and her J.D. degree from American University, Washington College of Law. (Naperville location)