Resource Links

The links below lead to other sites that I believe may be useful or informative. The Frens Elder Law & Estate Planning website does not incorporate any materials appearing in such linked sites by reference. These links to third party sites or information are not intended as, and should not be interpreted by you as, constituting or implying our endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation of the third party information, products, or services found there. I do not maintain or control these sites and accordingly make no guarantee concerning the accuracy, reliability, or currency of the information found there.

For more information about the Justice Entrepreneurs Project, including a directory of attorneys who practice in various areas of law, please visit

Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare
For more information on the Power of Attorney for Healthcare, go to Illinois Legal Aid Online.

Download the statutory form from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

For more information about POLST and advanced directives generally, check out the National POLST website.

Durable Power of Attorney for Property
For more information about Power of Attorney for Property, visit Illinois Legal Aid Online.

There are many different kinds of trusts. Visit the Illinois State Bar Association for a good explanation of the basic options.

Last Will and Testament
Illinois Legal Aid Online provides a good explanation of what a will is and does, and what happens if you do not have a will.

Small Estate Affidavit
An explanation of the Small Estate Affidavit can be found on Illinois Legal Aid Online’s website.

Download the statutory form (pdf) from the Illinois Secretary of State.

An overview of Probate and alternatives can be found on NOLO’s website.

Visit Illinois Legal Aid Online for an explanation of the process for obtaining an Adult Guardianship and links to the necessary documents involved.

The Social Security Administration provides an explanation of the different disability benefits that are available.

Social Security Benefits
Visit A Guide to Social Security for Seniors for an introduction to the benefits provided by the Social Security Administration. explains the types of benefits and the factors which affect how much your benefit might be. has a host of other valuable information about senior living, home care, and caregiving.

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