I have been very fortunate to work with some of the finest estate planners and... more
I have been very fortunate to work with some of the finest estate planners and litigators in northern Illinois. I have experience in the difficult emotional environment that often surrounds families in crisis. Iserve clients in the area of ElderLaw, including any related litigation such as guardianships, financial abuse of elders, and estate administration.I amfluent in Spanish and amoft... view profile
I have litigated numerous cases in Cook County, Kane County, Kendall County, DuPage... more
I have litigated numerous cases in Cook County, Kane County, Kendall County, DuPage County, and DeKalb County in the areas of Personal Injury, Family Law, and Probate. Some of my cases are as follows: Personal Injury and Wrongful Death: * a $250,000.00 wrongful death settlement * a $100,000.00 motorcycle accident settlement * a $35,000.00 car accident settlement * a $12,000.00 sl... view profile
I have been practicing in the area of estate planning, probate, and elder law for... more
I have been practicing in the area of estate planning, probate, and elder law for more than 35 years and as a result, I have a wealth of experience that allows me to skillfully navigate through a diverse assortment of legal matters. I am certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as an elder law attorney, and have held this certification since 1995
Tim Leighton counsels clients in Central Illinois and metropolitan Washington, DC as... more
Tim Leighton counsels clients in Central Illinois and metropolitan Washington, DC as a lawyer and Certified Financial Planner practitioner on trust, estate, business planning, succession, transactions, charitable planning, and tax matters. Most business clients are closely held enterprises and tax-exempt organizations. They rely on Tim for formation, transition, transaction, employment, and... view profile
Jamie Mitchell is a Senior Associate at Stange Law Firm, PC. Ms. Mitchell is located... more
Jamie Mitchell is a Senior Associate at Stange Law Firm, PC. Ms. Mitchell is located out of the firms Edwardsville, IL office. Ms. Mitchell has been practicing family law for over 6 years. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri/Illinois nor The Missouri/Illinois Bar reviews or approves certif... view profile
For the past thirty years of my career I have worked as a trial lawyer in the courts... more
For the past thirty years of my career I have worked as a trial lawyer in the courts of Chicago and the surrounding counties. As a Chicago native, my goal is to help families plan and care for thier loved ones. Sometimes in life we are presented with legal challenges at difficult emotional times. As a Estate and Trust attorney, it is my role to support my clients with legal guidance and ... view profile
"I find practicing in the area of elder law and working closely with families truly... more
"I find practicing in the area of elder law and working closely with families truly rewarding. It is an area of the law that is relatable and has or will affect all of us at some point during our lives."
When a person is too young to make decisions or is incapacitated and can no longer care for their own interests, guardian law allows the court to appoint someone to make legal and welfare decisions for them. A legal guardian may be appointed as a limited decision-maker or an all-purpose decision-maker. For example, children whose parents are divorcing often have limited legal guardians help decide custody issues. Nursing home residents may need a general legal guardian to make all their welfare decisions for them. Guardianship lawyers advise you about the appropriate legal guardianship for your particular circumstances. They also help with guardianship forms and other legal paperwork, and represent the guardian once one is appointed.