A Small Estate Planning And Elder Law Firm By Choice
At some firms, clients are treated as little more than case numbers or legal problems, and some people feel they are spending the majority of their time working with support staff and not with the lawyer they retained to handle their case. I have a small office by choice. When clients work with my firm – the Law Offices of Russell E. Baldwin, Chartered – they work directly with me throughout the process. I spend time with each client explaining the legal process, answering questions and creating solutions that meet each client’s individual needs.
**We recently moved to a new location. Please note our NEW address in Naperville**
A Lasting Partnership Based On Trust
My firm has been helping Illinois residents preserve their life savings for more than 36 years. The relationships that I have built with clients have allowed me to help second and sometimes third generation of families in creating plans to protect their families and their life savings.
Preparation For Your Own Future
Your long term financial stability can quickly be jeopardized as you get older. Your assets may become more complex, you may require more comprehensive medical assistance, and you may need to navigate benefits like Medicaid. My goal is to simplify these concerns for you and provide you with actionable recommendations — things you can do to streamline your life and prepare for the unexpected.
Guidance Through Your Parents’ Elder Care Needs
When the roles reverse and you become a caregiver for your parents, you may need to take legal action and ensure their needs are met through the use of advanced estate planning, supplemental needs trusts, Medicaid planning, powers of attorney, health care directives and more. I know this can be a challenging time for you and your family. I am here to give you the options and answers you need to make informed decisions.
I take a caring approach with my clients and their concerns, and in turn, they place a great deal of trust in me. Once someone becomes my client, I am often their attorney (and quite often their family’s attorney) for life. I can help.
Need Help With Long-Term Planning?
Creating Long-Term Plans That Protect Your Savings
- Evaluation of current estate plans
- Probate administration
- Powers of attorney
- Medicaid planning
When you are making plans that will affect the rest of your life, it is important to work with someone who will take the time to understand your situation. I work closely with my estate planning and elder law clients to create a plan tailored to their needs.