Andy and Antonia Hays talk to Chicago Lawyer Magazine about how their practice benefits from being partners in both business and life.
Since 2008, Andrew and Antonia Hays have run Hays Firm LLC, a Chicago-based practice specializing in estate, probate, trust & business law, including restaurant law and obtaining liquor licenses.
Guardianship proceedings are complicated and involved, but for many families they provide the peace of mind that comes from knowing that an elderly loved one is being protected and well cared for.
The term “conservatorship” means the court process in which a person is appointed to manage the financial affairs of another person.
One option for seniors is to use an agency to hire home care. While this is a great option for nearly anyone, many people don’t know a lot about how home care works.
At Hays Firm, we recognize that an individual’s family does not always include those people who are defined as “family” under the law.
With a Power of Attorney for Healthcare, you can nominate a person to act on your behalf to make decisions based on your personal values and wishes if you are unable to make these decisions yourself.
As we have discussed in previous blogs, the Power of Attorney for Healthcare is one of the simplest and most effective estate planning tools.
Everyone understands that it is impossible to predict an accident or the onset of a serious illness. However, life can change in an instant and you may be left unable to make decisions about your health care.
Because your agent is given such extensive decision-making power over your health and well-being it is important to nominate someone you trust.