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    Tools to Protect Your Loved One Against Elder Abuse

    Tools to Protect Against Elder Abuse We have seen an increase in probate cases of elder abuse involving aging adults who are taken advantage of by people they know, trust, and love. Family members often discover too late that their parents or grandparents have been preyed upon by a caregiver or new “friend.” Senior citizens…

  • Chicago Estate Ligitation

    CHICAGO ESTATE LITIGATION Estate litigation is similar to other types of civil litigation, with several key differences. Specifically, the probate court is governed by the Illinois Probate Act, which has special time limitations relating to the filing of claims or actions. Therefore, it is essential that you retain and attorney who understands the unique rules…

  • Trust Litigation

    Trust Ligitation

    TRUST LITIGATION The role of trustee is a serious undertaking. Once an individual or entity is named as trustee of a certain trust, they owe fiduciary duties of honesty, prudence, and loyalty to the beneficiaries of that trust. When the trustee fails to satisfy any of the duties, the trustee may be held personally liable…

  • Asset Protection Planning

    ASSET PROTECTION PLANNING The goal of an asset protection plan is to protect an individual’s assets from future creditors. The most common type of creditor who poses financial risks comes from a lawsuit or inner-family dispute. A complete asset protection plan considers a client’s entire wealth structure then identifies and resolves potential weaknesses. The solutions…

  • Trusts

    What is a Trust and Do I need one? Hays Firm LLC drafts trusts for clients including young families with small children, business owners, and retired individuals. For each client, we walk through the complete estate planning process which begins by analyzing the client’s financial circumstances and goals. We then educate our clients about the…

  • Will Contest

    WILL CONTEST Conflicts often arise regarding the validity of a deceased loved one’s Will once the executor files it with the Court for settling the decedent’s estate. These disputes take many forms; however, the most common grounds for challenging the validity of a Will are the following: Undue Influence or Duress. This cause of action…

  • Elder-law

    Elder Law

    ELDER LAW AND STRATEGIC ASSET PLANNING The elder law attorneys at Hays Firm LLC are attentive to the unique needs of its older clients and constructs pragmatic estate plans for those individuals and families which may include: strategic Medicaid planning; durable powers of attorney for property and health care; as well as living wills, where…

  • Council Advisement

    Wills

    What Is A Will And Why Do I Need One? A Will is the written declaration of a person’s intentions regarding what will happen to their property upon their death. A Will governs and distributes only probate property. It does not have any effect on non-probate property such as life insurance policies, retirement accounts and…