The Law Office of Jeffrey P. Story, LLC

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My Practice

In my downtown Evanston law practice, I concentrate in Estate Planning for all ages, including helping elder family members with Asset Protection for possible Medicaid Planning and family members who live with disabilities to obtain Special Needs Trusts and perform Special Needs Planning.

Many Estate Planners only plan for helping the estate prosper and grow, with little emphasis on contingencies arising from aging or disability. Even where an estate has money, there may be a desire to not see all of it going straight to a nursing home, for practical and ethical reasons. The Legislature and Congress enacted protections for elders and people living with disabilities. By incorporating provisions that can help my clients avail themselves to these legal rights under law, I am providing a value added service to my Estate Planning. Where it is desired, my Estate Planning incorporates Elder Law planning with such essentials as Special Needs Trusts and Gifting Powers added for future asset protection.

More comprehensive Medicaid Planning will allow your estate to save more of your assets with an Irrevocable Trust, while not sacrificing your quality of care. Crisis Medicaid Planning, in conjunction with filing and advocating for a Medicaid Application will still provide a considerable savings for your estate, however, timing is essential. With an aging population approaching advance care there is a growing demand for Medicaid Planning and Special Needs Planning, with your Estate Plan that are not met by an ordinary Estate Planner. Keeping current with the latest legal developments in this dynamic area of the law is expensive and demanding. My fees reflect the value provided in asset protection and peace of mind, while protecting your rights under law for yourself and your family.

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Excellent attorney who cares about people

I found Mr. Story on a website - I live in Texas but had a matter taking place in Evanston, IL and I needed legal assistance. I'm certain that Mr. Story is a busy man but he listened to my long, detailed issue. He asked questions - he was genuinely concerned and gave me excellent information so that I could move forward. It's so hard not being in the same state when you are trying to take care of an important matter. He took the time to walk this through with me and I was so grateful that I found him.

~ Monica July 16, 2019

Lifesaver

I hired Jeffrey to help me navigate the paperwork for my mother’s Medicaid application. I was being 100% honest on the application, but I knew there were going to be things in our case that looked odd to the caseworker. How true this turned out to be. The application was ultimately approved, but it took nearly a year. In that terribly stressful time, through every additional set of document requests, I relied on Jeffrey’s advice and counsel. He kept me calm, focused, and on track. He knew when to push back when the requests were ridiculous, and when to seek additional advice when they were baffling. And through it all he never billed me for a single dollar more than the flat fee I paid up front. I highly recommend Jeffrey.

~ Frank September 8, 2015

Will & Trust

Jeff executed a Will and Trust for my elderly mother. He gave us expert advice and helped my mother enormously with a contentious situation. We initially contacted Jeff because he specializes in legal affairs for the elderly and found his knowledge and sensitivity to issues most reassuring and helpful.

~ anonymous September 7, 2015
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