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Jeffrey P Story

Law Office of Jeffrey P. Story, LLC

Jeffrey P Story

Law Office of Jeffrey P. Story, LLC

Jeffrey P Story

Law Office of Jeffrey P. Story, LLC

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Jeffrey P. Story graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts.

Following the deaths of his parents, he decided to open his own boutique law practice in Evanston, Illinois devoted to Elder Law and Estate Planning, including Special Needs Trusts. He is the proud and grateful father of his son, Gabriel. They live beside Lake Michigan in Evanston.

Jeff is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; Elder Counsel, LLC; the Illinois State Bar Association’s Elder Law and Trusts and Estates Sections; and the Chicago Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee. Jeff helps elders and people living with disabilities to plan their estates in order to protect their assets and their ability to claim public benefits at a later time. He helps people file Medicaid applications and advocates for their rights under law to save assets for their future care needs and their estate. The more he practices in this area of law, the more he appreciates the fine work of our Illinois Legislature and the U.S. Congress who has afforded us excellent rights and protections under law.

When he is not practicing law, Jeff enjoys spending time with his son; cooking French and Italian cuisine; playing his guitars; writing poetry; speaking French whenever possible; bicycle camping and touring; and listening to good Jazz and Blues music from his personal collection and in Chicago’s wonderful venues.

Firm Description

 

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.

Hours

Day From To
Monday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

Cost

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Main Office

1609 Sherman Ave
Suite 210
Evanston, IL 60201

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