A Common Sense attorney helping clients and their families with Aging Issues for 30 years!Advance and Crisis Planning. Preserve assets legally when contemplating the Medicaid spend down.The best time to plan is now to protect you and your family and your hard-earned assets.Compassionately guiding families through Probate and Guardianship court.Our firm can help you understand and plan with Trusts - Irrevocable - Special Needs - Living.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1987||11/21/2016|
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|Litigator||National Association of Trial Lawyers||1989|
|President||Palos Elder Law, Ltd.||1992 - Present|
|Investigator||Chicago Police Department||1982 - 1984|
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|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||1989 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1987 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||1987 - Present|
|Southwest Bar Association||Member||1987 - Present|
|Estate of Margaret Guss||Favorable Settlement - Will Contest|
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|Elder Law News - Illinois||Beware Agents - Changes to the Illinois Power of Attorney Laws - 2011||2011|
|John Marshall Law School, Chicago||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
Posted by Marybeth
When my dad passed away in early 2015, there were no provisions left for my mom who is in mid-late stage Alzheimer's. I took the book the social worker gave me and found Paul. I honestly can't tell you how relieved I was when I met and hired him and Palos Elder Care. I needed a fast course in elder care law on how to proceed with taking care of my mom.
Paul is not your average stuffy lawyer. He is fun and caring and generous with his time and information. He has met my mom many times now, and they are friends! The first thing Paul would do before our meetings was dance with my mom! He made sure mom felt important, and if she wanted to sing and dance, he was right there with her even if it meant our appointment took longer than scheduled. I love that Paul cares about us so much. He's almost one of the family at this point!
Aside from making my mom feel like a wonderful human being, Paul is incredibly knowledgable at elder care law. Everything he told me happened in the order he said it would, and I felt very confident and assured by him and his amazing staff. Everyone cares at Palos Elder Law. We were not just another case/client.
Working with Paul, I gained full Guardianship of my mom even though I resided in California. I traveled every month to care for mom to ensure the best was being done for her. Paul helped me through selling my parent's home, and offered me additional information about other memory care facilities in the area. (Autumn Leaves in Orland Park was absolutely amazing if you can do private pay for a while!) After securing Guardianship and selling mom's home, my next task was to relocate my mom out here to California to be by me on a full-time basis. Paul understood our need to be together geographically, and so we began the process of soliciting the court to permanently move mom to CA. Paul helped me with this every step of the way. I know my dad is extremely pleased watching over us, and he's thrilled Paul was there to help me and mom! My mom is now here in CA! She is in a wonderful memory care facility 25 mins from my house! Paul and I finished my first year of accounting for mom, and he got all my petitions granted and our case is about to be closed with him in Illinois.
If you are still reading, I know you care about your loved one as much as I love and adore my mom. Paul is your guy....Palos Elder Care is your law firm. You can stop your search right now and just pick up the phone and call Colleen for your appointment. You will not be disappointed. Paul & Pam will forever have a warm place in our hearts for taking an awful situation and making it easy for me to understand with successful outcomes.
All my best to you, Marybeth.M
p.s. Go hire Paul now!
Posted by anonymous
The passing of a parent is sad and emotional - unfortunately it is also difficult working out the details of an estate with 5 siblings. Who even knows where to begin - we thought it was all worked out, unfortunately it was a mess. Paul Smolinski's expertise and knowledge in elder law is just what we needed to sort things out. Along with his knowledge, he delivered a high standard of ethics & compassion.
Thank You Paul!
Posted by anonymous
Mr Smolinski has provided several services to our family. Most recently he cared for the disposition of my mother's estate. This included a trust agreement, a will and the sale of her home. During a very difficult time, Paul demonstrated professionalism and was quite empathatic to our situation. Communication was responcive, explanation of the various documents was clear and he demonstrated a high degree of patience.
Our family would certainly retain Paul's services in the future.
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