You have many choices as to the law firm that can prepare your estate plan, i.e., your Will, Trust, Powers of Attorney, and associated documents. When considering our firm, please read Steve's article, "My Approach to Estate Planning."
If you are considering whether to file a Petition for Guardianship for an adult, we recommend that you first read Steve's article, "Guardianship: Things to Consider Before Filing a Petition with an Illinois Court."
If you are presently acting as the Guardian of a Disabled Person who lives in Illinois, please read Steve's articles about the primary responsibilities of the Guardian of the Person and the Guardian of the Estate.
Steve was interviewed by Chicago Lawyer magazine for article titled, "Serving an essential role in the pro bono world," by Amanda Robert.
If a loved one suffers from a severe disability or is near the end of his/her life, I strongly recommend that you read this New York Times article, "'Passive Euthanasia' in Hospitals Is the Norm, Doctors Say," by Gina Kolata. Sadly, a caregiver may facilitate your loved one's death due to nothing more than the caregiver's own misinterpreted perceptions.
In 2018, Steve gave an updated seminar called "Inventories and Accounts for Minors & Disabled Persons in Cook County, Illinois in 2018." The presentation, and all materials, are online and available for free. Attorneys may view the seminar for 1 hour of CLE credit. Guardians can watch this seminar to learn more about how lawyers develop Inventories and Accounts (also called "Accountings").
In 2016, Steve gave a seminar on "Real Property Transfers From Guardianship and Decedent Estates In Cook County, Illinois." Again, the presentation and all materials are online and available for free, and attorneys may view the seminar for 1 hour of CLE credit. Non-lawyers who are presently serving as Guardian, Executor, or Administrator are also welcome to learn more about some of the complexities associated with real estate and the probate process.
In 2015, Steve gave an updated seminar called "Administration of Small, Uncontested Decedent Estates in Cook County, Illinois in 2015." Again, the presentation and all materials are online and available for free, and attorneys may view the seminar for 1 hour of CLE credit. Others are encouraged to watch this for a deeper insight into what a lawyer must do to assist a representative of a Decedent Estate.