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Carol A Nolan

Elder law Attorney at Lisle, IL

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Carol

Learn Carol’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    40%
    All aspects including estate planning, Medicaid planning and applying; Guardianship, powers of attorney, family care contracts, protecting assets, trusts, and related matters

    29 years

  2. Estate planning
    30%
    Wills, Trusts, Powers of attorney, Deeds in trust

    29 years

  3. Trusts
    20%
    Special Needs Trusts that are exempt for the purpose of qualifying for state aid, Medcaid, and local benefits; These trusts may be created by a third party such as a parent or sibling; also OBRA trusts which will allow a disabled person who has assets over the Medicaid limit of $2000 to qualify for Medicaid.

    29 years

  4. Probate
    10%
    Assisting executors, trustees and beneficiaries after some one has died

    29 years

Carol A. Nolan has been a frequent speaker on Elder Law, Medicaid issues, estate planning, probate and trust administration, and guardianships for the Illinois State Bar Association, National Business Institute, and the DuPage County Bar Association.

Carol has over 15 years of experience in the field of Medicaid planning.  She advises clients about the rules pertaining to Medicaid, nursing homes, asset transfers, and trusts for the disabled.  She will assist clients in filing Medicaid applications and related matters.

Carol also has expertise in preparing revocable living trusts, wills, and other estate planning tools.  This includes plans for special needs children, disabled adults, clients with minor children, second marriages, and non citizen spouses.

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Location

Carol A. Nolan, Attorney at Law
1001 Warrenville Road
Suite 224
Lisle, IL, 60532

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Reviews

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Posted by Mike | November 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Closing Made Easy
My family hired Carol Nolan to work through our father's estate after his passing earlier this year. Since we knew absolutely nothing about the complicated process we were thrilled to have someone as patient as Carol explain each step and walk us through to the end. The process was painless, the estate closed in the time she's predicted and for the price she had quoted. I would definitely recommend Carol Nolan's services to anyone, she's a true professional.
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Posted by Signe | November 11, 2010
I refer Carol to clients and family
As a professional care manager I strive to provide the best for the individuals and families I serve. I know that in referring to Carol I am referring to the best. I understand that my referrals are a reflection of me and my company. I have every confidence that Carol's work bolsters my credibility with clients.
Posted by Judy | November 11, 2010
Honest, Professional, Knowledgeable- Expert in Elder Care!!
Seeking an elder care attorney to handle rather unusual business for a relative of mine, I found Carol. Within the first 20 minutes of meeting her, I knew I found the right person to deal with the "mess" I had to clear up for my aunt. Carol helped me to organize aunt's affairs, clean up/clear up outstanding issues, and be able to move forward to getting my aunt the best options available and decide how/where to go, i.e. next step. Carol was honest enough to tell me when there things I could do things myself and save money instead of having her do them. It turns out there were many things I could do myself. I found this quality amazing! An attorney who didn't want every dime I had? I have known many attorneys over the past 30 years having personally dealt with 5 of them and known many, many more having been formerly married to the son an attorney on the bar association. I found Carol to be VERY different from most, not all, of the attorneys I have come to know. It is refreshing to know that we do have some good, honest, caring people in this world like Carol who care about the people she represents. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone seeking council or advise in Estate planning or Elder care. She is truly an expert in the field!
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2010
Great attorney
Carol worked with us to find a nursing home for our mother and to apply for Medicaid; there were no problems or issues and my mother was approved for Medicaid. She helped us with protecting her assets that was lawful. She was very honest and up front with us and seems to really care about her clients. We have recommended her to our friends and neighbors
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2009
Excellent, Trustworthy Attorney
Carol will get the job done and you can trust her. I talked to many attorneys before I chose Carol and I am glad I took my time and made the right decision.

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Carol A. Nolan Attorney at Law
  • 2000 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lawfirms
  • 1995 - 2000

Education

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Northern Illinois University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Medicaid planning
  • All applications approved by Medicaid

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Association of Senior Service Providers
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
  • Director
  • 2005 - 2006
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Chairman
  • 2001 - 2002
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
  • Director
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Outstanding Woman Graduate
  • Northern Illinois University
  • 1992
  • Magna cum laude
  • Northern Illinois University
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • Probate
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2010
  • Probate
  • Probate
  • 2009
  • Elder Law
  • Elder Law
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (3)
Endorse Carol
Elder law Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very knowledgeable in elder law. She is easy to talk with, which is really helpful for clients who are navigating a tough time in their lives--when they or their parents get older and need nursing home or other care."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I am also a client of Carol's and you couldn't hope to find a more responsive and responsible lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Carol is a very capable and caring expert."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carol is a top notch elder law attorney. She is extremly knowldgable on Medicaid and estate planning. I've known her for years."
Probate Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This is attorney Mark Patricoski, Wheaton, Illinois 630-933-8000. I have and continue to refer my clients to Carol Nolan for all Probate matters, Estate Work, Wills and Trusts, Guardianships, Disabled indivduals, Medicare / Medicaid issues and Elder law. Carol is highly qualified in this field and gets the work done promptly. She also has a calming influence on the parties she works with. I highly reccomend Carol and feel free to call me to discuss Carol. Mark Patricoski 63-933-8000"
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Friend
"I consider Mrs. Nolan to be an expert in her field and the attorney I refer my clients to because I know that she will not only do a great job, but do so professionally and timely."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Carol Nolan for 17 years both personally and professionally. She has assisted me with legal matters. I have also spent time in her office to witness her professionalism. She is proficient and very knowledgable in estate planning and probate law. She provides excellent client services. The highest recommendation I can give is to say, if I had an estate issue I could not handle, she would be the attorney I would retain to assist me."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I worked with Carol on a multi-state probate issue. In my experience with her, she was attentive to her client's needs and knowledgeable in her area of practice."
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