Families often face unexpected challenges. Who should take care of my children when I cannot? How do I plan for a child or adult with special needs? Who should make healthcare decisions for me if I cannot? Who should handle my financial matters if I cannot? These are daunting and sometimes difficult questions, but planning ahead helps.
One of the most enjoyable areas of law is helping families adopt. In addition to representing individuals and couples seeking to build their families through private adoption, Anne is a DCFS Panel Attorney assisting foster parents in finalizing adoptions and guardianships.
Anne is authorized to provide services to members of the ARAG and CLC legal services networks. Contact the office for more information.
"Anne was recommended to me by my neighbor. I was dealing with my elderly father and had no idea how to help protect him from choices he was making. Anne took time to explain his rights and my options. She answered all my questions and helped me make the decision that was best for our dad. An attorney that specializes in elder law was just what we needed and Anne was a great help." - Deb K
"I had been putting off estate planning for years because the whole process seemed confusing, lengthy, and costly. My daughter recommended Anne Bartolo to us, and we set up our free consultation. Anne helped me understand what estate plans were right for my family. She made sure to include all of our intentions into our estate planning." - Jeff D.
"I knew I wanted to start my estate planning, but I had no idea how. Not only did Anne help me draft the documents I need, but she explained what everything meant and how it would apply in terms that I understand. This wasn't just a business interaction, this was a learning experience. I feel so much better now knowing that the important and grueling details will be taken care of for my family when I cannot be there to do so." - Gabriela L.