Appointments Are Available In:
Arlington Heights, Chicago, Lisle, Skokie, Westchester, Illinois 
and via phone and video conferencing. 

Attorneys:
Janna Dutton, Kathryn Casey, Helen Mesoloras
Amy Gjesdahl, Melissa LaPointe, Samantha Zullo

Staff:
Vicky Fleming,   Angela Montgomery, Karen Skare,  Erin Vogt
March and April 2019
March Was Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and
April is World Autism Awareness Month

Read a fact sheet regarding writing and speaking about people who have special needs.

Did you know that we assist families who have a loved one with spe cial needs?

If you are asking yourself these (or related questions),:.

* Should I apply for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration for my child?;
* Is my child eligible for Illinois Medicaid program benefits?; * Do the

 funds 
I and other family members set aside for my child's education impact his or her eligibility for SSI and Medicaid?;
* Should I be appointed guardian?;
* What might happen if I do not have a guardian appointed for my child?* Do I need a Supplemental or Special Needs Trust for my child?
* What is an ABLE Account?

Please read this article.  We can assist you.
Make Sure to Have a Say in Your Future

No one likes to think about not having the ability to make healthcare or financial
decisions due to illness, disability or death. However, it can and does happen. Why not have a say in your own future and plan now rather than waiting for a crisis and having others make critical decisions for you?

We can assist you with your estate planning matters. Our attorneys work closely with our clients to develop a plan that addresses all planning issues, from the financial to the personal; a plan that is custom, yet flexible, and a plan that is both easy for our clients to understand and for their loved ones to administer.


Did you know that April 16, 2019 is National Healthcare Decisions Day?


Educational Programs for Community Members and Professionals


Topics include:

  • Long-Term Care: Medicare Does Not Pay for It All
  • Outsmarting the Grammy Scammers
  • Who Decides When Your Client / Patient Can't?
  • Have a Say in Your Future: a Discussion with an Elder Law Attorney
  • A Legal Road Map for Aging Well

If you are interested in hosting a presentation for your group or organization, please contact Erin at evogt@duttoneldelaw.com or 312-371-0954.
Student Debt as We Age

The number of older Americans with student loan debt - either theirs or someone else's -- is growing. Sadly, learning how to deal with this debt is now a fact of life for many seniors heading into retirement. Learn more 

Phone: 312.899.0950  or 847-261-4708


Appointments are available in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Lisle, Skokie, and Westchester, Illinois, or via video conferencing or telephone.

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