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Joliet Long Term Care and Benefits Planning Lawyer

Overview

Laura has been practicing law since 2003, with an elder law concentration since 2006, and previous experience in family law. Her practice focuses on all facets of elder law with a concentration on long term care and benefits planning. She has extensive experience in protecting assets to accelerate qualification for Medicaid and Veterans benefits utilizing trusts, annuities, and gifting strategies; as well as resolving problematic issues in Medicaid applications...

Laura has been practicing law since 2003, with an elder law concentration since 2006, and previous experience in family law. Her practice focuses on all facets of elder law with a concentration on long term care and benefits planning. She has extensive experience in protecting assets to accelerate qualification for Medicaid and Veterans benefits utilizing trusts, annuities, and gifting strategies; as well as resolving problematic issues in Medicaid applications. She is proficient in estate planning and guardianships; and currently accepts appointments as a guardian ad litem for minors and alleged disabled adults in Will County.

Laura joined the Wengler Law Firm in 2016 as a seasoned elder law practitioner, having 10 years of specialized experience.

About Laura Sluis

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Year Joined Firm

  • 2016

Practice Areas

  • Long Term Care and Benefits Planning
  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Decedent’s Estates
  • Adoption
  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianship for Minors and Disabled Adults

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2003

Other Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association (Member)
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Member)
  • South Suburban Services Provider Network
  • Estate Planning Council of Greater Joliet

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, South Suburban Services Provider Network

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, 2002
    J.D.
  • Valparaiso University, 1994
    B.A.
    Major: History and Political Science

Office Information

Address

181 N. Hammes Ave. Joliet, IL 60435 - 6675

Fax

  • 815-730-6966

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I would like to say this young lady is compassionate & fair regarding the issues at hand. She?s also a great communicator, keeps you up to date with the issues. This has been my experience

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