Newland Law Centers, LLC
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Communicating Your Wishes About Life Sustaining Treatments

Written by Charles Newland

signing Directives, living will,Living wills and advanced directives are vital for ensuring that a person’s preferences for medical care are honored in the event that he or she becomes unable to communicate or make competent decisions regarding his or her own health care. Without clear guidelines in place, those who are terminally ill, seriously injured, in a coma, in the late stages of dementia or near the end of life could wind up in costly adult guardianship proceedings in order for someone to be appointed to make those difficult decisions on his or her behalf. Read More

Careful Estate Planning Can Help You Qualify for Medicaid

Written by Charles Newland

an older person in a hospital, trust attorneysCareful estate planning can help older or disabled individuals obtain eligibility for Medicaid without depleting their assets, preserving some or all of their wealth while helping them avoid penalties. While the creation of trusts is an attractive solution for many Medicaid applicants, only certain types of trusts are effective for avoiding asset limits, and specific rules apply. Read More

Trusts and Wills: Why You Need Both

Written by Charles Newland

a person standing in a will paperIndividuals should consider creating both a trust and a will to help ensure that all of their assets are protected and distributed in accordance with their wishes. While a will alone offers a number of benefits, the documentation becomes public information upon a person’s passing and a will is subject to probate, which can be extremely costly sometimes. Read More

Using a Special Needs Trust for Medicaid Recipients

Written by Charles Newland

disabled person in a wheelchair, special needs trust attorneySpecial needs trusts are designed to provide funds or other assets that benefit the disabled individual who is receiving Medicaid or SSI benefits without jeopardizing the recipient’s income eligibility. Often referred to as supplemental needs trusts, they can be used to provide services and amenities to recipients that improve their quality of life. Since public benefits programs are highly restrictive, it is vital that Read More

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We represent clients in Arlington Heights, Chicago, the Northwest Suburbs, and Lake County. Contact our office at (847)797-9300 to schedule a free consultation.

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3601 W Algonquin RD, STE 990
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008

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728 Florsheim Dr
Libertyville, Illinois 60048

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