Elder Law

Chicago Elder Law Attorney

North Suburban office
(773) 286-3800

Could a family member require expensive nursing home care now or in the future? Could qualifying for Medicaid be advantageous to you?

Whether in a crisis situation or planning for the future, it is hard to know what actions are appropriate for you and your loved ones. You want to be in the hands of a law firm that knows the complexities of elder law. You need a lawyer who can explain the best action to take in clear, simple language.

Michael H. Erde, P.C. is an Elder Law Firm that practices in Medicaid and long-term care planning, including Medicaid Application’s diverse benefits programs, Nursing Home Benefits, Nursing Home and Assisting Living, Resident Rights, Asset preservation planning with a special focus on planning in light of OBRA (The old Medicaid Act) and the New Act, the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) including reviewing Gifts, Lookback periods, spend downs, Medicaid Compliant Annuities, Disability including Special Needs Trusts and Guardianship, Pooled Payback Trusts, Estate Planning including Trust and Wills and Powers of Attorney for Health and Property, and Probate as well as Trust and Estate administration and contested matters.

Michael H. Erde has been practicing elder law for over 40 years. Mr. Erde is often called upon to mentor other lawyers, accountants, and residents in the community on the complexities of elder law. He is, simply put, an elder law attorney first. That is where I see the need in our community, and I have 40 years of experience and knowledge to back that up.

Simple. Straightforward. Easy to talk to.
Michael H. Erde, P.C. 
Contact (773) 286-3800 with your questions.

Medicaid Planning/Medical Eligibility
How do you make sure that nursing home costs and long-term health care needs do not take everything? How do you maneuver the complexities of Medicaid eligibility requirements while safeguarding your home and the financial future of your loved ones? I will take you through the complexities in a way that is easy to understand and allows you to keep your assets while maintaining Medicaid eligibility.

As people age, their situations in life can change suddenly, through a fall, accident, or sudden illness. If a loved one is in Chicago and you are out of state, you can still take steps to ensure their safety and well-being. Mr. Erde knows the issues involved in going to court and creating a guardianship, and I will facilitate this as speedily and simply as possible, working in the best interests of you, my client.

Mr. Erde will help you make the decisions and take actions that are right for you, including guardianship matters. Whether you need a trust, want to determine which living situation will be best for you, or have nursing home concerns, I have the experience to answer your questions so you can make decisions that are right for you.

Powers of Attorney
When is the right time to create a power of attorney? WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT WORDS IN A POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR PROPERTY OR IN A POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTH THAT MOST ATTORNEYS LEAVE OUT? What do you gain by creating separate powers of attorney for finances and for health care? How do you maintain government benefits with a financial power of attorney? How do you determine whether to create a guardianship or a durable power of attorney? The answers to these questions will protect your assets and create the best possible legacy for you.



Michael H. Erde

Attorney at Law

Chicago Elder Law Attorney providing simple, clear and straightforward strategies to help.*

*The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and such is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois, but I am still proud to have such a certification (CELA or CAP) designation.