Elder Law

ST. CLAIR COUNTY MADISON COUNTY MONROE COUNTY ILLINOIS BELLEVILLE LAW ATTORNEYS BELLEVILLE/EDWARDSVILLE, ILLINOIS ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS LONG-TERM CARE BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS ATTORNEYS ASSET PROTECTION FOR THE ELDERLY BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM HANDLING TRUSTS, WILLS, POWERS OF ATTORNEYS BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS LAW FIRM INVOLVED IN PAYABLE ON DEATH ACCOUNTS BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS JOINT TENANCY ACCOUNTS BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS MEDICAID PLANNING ATTORNEYS ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS SENIOR CITIZEN LAWYERS BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS GUARDIANSHIP ATTORNEYS TO PROTECT THE ELDERLY AND/OR DISABLED FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION ATTORNEYS, Blake Law Group, P.C. – AV RATED BY MARTINDALE-HUBBELL

Elder abuse is a term referring to any negligent act by a caregiver or any other adult that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult, Illinois law defines abuse, neglect and exploitations as:

Physical abuse – inflicting physical pain or injury upon an older adult.

Sexual abuse – touching, fondling, intercourse, or any other sexual activity with an older adult, when the older adult is unable to understand, unwilling to consent, threatened or physically forced.

Emotional abuse – verbal assaults, threats of abuse, harassment or intimidation.

Confinement – restraining or isolating an older adult, other than for medical reasons.

Passive neglect – the caregiver’s failure to provide an older adult with life’s necessities, including, but not limited to, food, clothing, shelter or medical care.

Willful deprivation – willfully denying an older adult medication, medical care, shelter, food, a therapeutic device or other physical assistance, and thereby exposing that adult to the risk of physical, mental, or emotional harm – except when the older adult has expressed an intent to forego such care.

Financial exploitation – the misuse of withholding of an older adult’s resources by another, to the disadvantage of the older adult or the profit or advantage of someone else.

Elderly Parents – Belleville, Illinois Elder Law Attorney

Meeting with family members allows for an opportunity to discuss healthcare and estate planning before issues arise.  We work with individuals and listen to them regarding their financial goals.  We can help parents protect their interest and their wishes through the estate planning process.

Long-Term Care – St. Clair County, Illinois Attorneys

Long-term care can be a complicated issue and we attempt to alleviate anxiety and worry in regard to this process.  Every situation is different. The individuals, finances, needs, resources, healthcare demands, and other dynamics differ from case to case.

Reverse Mortgages – Southern Illinois Attorneys

Reverse mortgages can be of assistance in regard to discontinuing monthly mortgage payments, allowing the elderly to stay in their home and gives access to money.  On the otherhand, it is important that all documents be reviewed and that the elderly, as well as family members are trusted ones acting on their behalf, understand the cost, terms and conditions and other matters that may be relevant.

Financial Exploitation of the Elderly – Metro East, Illinois Attorneys

Older persons can be the victims of financial shenanigans or exploitation. Sometimes the elderly do not realize what is occurring or what has occurred.  Often times financial exploitation is perpetrated by family members or other trusted persons.

Nursing Home Charged With Elder Abuse – Belleville, Illinois Elder Law Attorneys

Nursing Assistant have been charged with elder abuse in various cases.  At times a resident of a nursing home is a victim of intentional physical abuse.  Sometimes elderly persons are tied down and unable to move.  There have been nursing aides terminated from their positions and charged with endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disable person and wilful violation of health laws.

Battery Charges by Nursing Home Giver – St. Clair County, Madison County, Monroe County, Illinois Attorneys

There have been instances when nursing home care givers have actually punched or otherwise abused nursing home residence.  In those situations, the caregiver can be removed and/or an elderly abuse lawsuit can be filed.

Spotting Elder Abuse – Blake & Allen, P.C. AV Rated Law Firm

You should examine your relatives or loved ones in a nursing home for unusual or extraordinary developments, including injuries, bed soars, bruises, etc.  If an elderly person is upset or seems agitated or restless, this may be an indication that action needs to be taken.

Elder Law Advice – St. Clair County, Illinois Law Firm for Older Persons

Over the years we have provided advice, guidance, and recommendations to older persons and their family and/or loved ones regarding long-term care, end- of-life and healthcare surrogate decision making, estate and personal planning, powers of attorney, guardianships, probate administration, non-probate administration, trustees, dispute resolution, etc.

Experience, Compassion and Commitment – Blake Law Group, P.C. AV Rated Law Firm

We have decades of experience in providing legal assistance relating to Powers of Attorney, Wills, Trusts, Estate Administration, Elder Abuse and Exploitation of Older Persons.

Guardianship Protection – Belleville, Illinois Elder Law Attorneys

We have been involved in guardianship cases for many years.  There can be guardianship of the person and there can be guardianship of the estate.  The guardianship process can be beneficial or it can be abused.  Sometimes there can be a recommendation to proceed with a guardianship, or to set aside a guardianship or to consider alternatives to guardianship proceedings.

Powers of Attorney for Healthcare and Powers of Attorney for Property – St. Clair County, Illinois Power of Attorney Law Firm

We have prepared Powers of Attorney for a multitude of clients, including the elderly and we often meet with the elderly’s relatives, friends or trusted ones in this process.

Elder Abuse and Exploitation of the Elderly – Metro East Law Firm

Exploitation of the elderly can be taking advantage of older persons who may be financially vulnerable to manipulation.  Elder abuse can mean intentionally harming or causing damage to an older person including abandoning or neglecting their needs.

AV” Rating – Metro East, Illinois Law Firm
Blake Law Group, P.C. has received an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the most trusted and respected service for rating attorneys in the United States. The “AV” rating is the highest possible rating for legal abilities and reputation by other lawyers.

Referrals – St. Clair County Illinois Criminal Defense Law Firm
We often receive referrals from other attorneys who may not practice, in regard to certain areas of the law, including identity theft.

Illinois Counties and Cities – Blake Law Group, P.C., Attorneys at Law

We have been involved in various legal matters in numerous counties
throughout Illinois, including Bond County (Pleasant Mound, Illinois) Clay County (Louisville, Illinois), Clinton County (Bartelso, Illinois), Effingham County (Effingham, Illinois), Fayette County (Vandalia, Illinois), Franklin County (Benton, Illinois), Green County, Hamilton County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Jersey County, Johnson County, Macoupin County, Madison County, Marion County (Salem, Illinois), Monroe County (Waterloo, Illinois), Perry County, Randolph County (Ellis Grove, Illinois), St. Clair County, Union County, Washington County, Wayne County, White County, Williamson County, Edwards County and including Illinois cities such as Belleville, Edwardsville, Collinsville, Alton, Carlyle, Greenville, Vandalia, Bloomington, Springfield, Vienna, Pinckneyville, Nashville, Jerseyville, Carrollton, McLeansboro, Carmi, Marion and Carbondale, Illinois, as well as Nokomis, Illinois, Olney, Illinois, Carmi, Illinois, Welge, Illinois, Harrisburg, Illinois and DuQuoin, Illinois.