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A Note from Peck Ritchey

September 10, 2020

Clients, Colleagues and Friends,

We at Peck Ritchey, LLC hope that you and your families had a wonderful Labor Day weekend and continue to stay safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. 

In order to protect employees and clients during this pandemic, our attorneys are working on a hybrid schedule between home and the office to continue to provide you with the exceptional service you have come to trust and continue to deserve. All client meetings are being conducted by telephone or via videoconference.

As an update, all matters have been proceeding remotely by videoconference in Cook County. Cases will not be heard in the Daley Center until further notice. 

Our office is still here to help. If you need assistance with estate planning, guardianship for a loved one (appointment of a decision-maker for someone incapable of making decisions), administration of an estate or trust, or contesting or defending an estate plan or trust, we're here for you. We can meet with you by video conference so you do not need to leave the safety of your home. Contact us today at (312) 201-0900 for your no cost initial consultation, or visit our website by clicking here.

If we can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are doing our best to move cases forward as it is allowed.

Stay safe and healthy! 

Best regards,

Peck Ritchey, LLC

Peck Ritchey, LLC is pleased to announce that Kerry Peck was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Elder Law. 

"Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession."

Congratulations, Kerry!

Kerry Peck Interview on WBBM Newsradio 780

Estate Planning Booms Amid COVID-19, Lawyer Says

Recently, Kerry Peck, managing partner of Peck Ritchey, LLC, discussed the increase in estate plan awareness during the COVID-19 pandemic with WBBM NewsRadio 780's Steve Miller.

Use this link to read the article and click the red arrow in the article to listen to the interview. Click Here for Article and Interview

Scams have become increasingly popular, especially among seniors. Seniors typically have worked hard to save money and have large sums sitting in accounts which is exactly what the scammers are after.

Below is an excerpt about a popular scam to be aware of so you can protect yourself and loved ones.

10 Tips to Avoid COVID-19 Scams by AARP Fraud Resource Center

"Here's advice from the Justice Department on dodging fraud during the pandemic. It says some scams are known, some are just emerging.

1. Independently verify the identity of any company, charity or individual that contacts you regarding COVID-19.

2. Check the websites and email addresses offering information, products or services related to COVID-19. Be aware that scammers often employ addresses that differ only slightly from those belonging to the entities they are impersonating. For example, they might use “” or “” instead of “,” which is the legitimate website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

3. Be wary of unsolicited emails offering information, supplies or treatment for COVID-19 or requesting your personal information for medical purposes. Legitimate health authorities will not contact the general public this way."

Continue reading the entire article here: Department of Justice's 10 Tips to Avoid COVID-19 Scams.

Is Someone Trying to Steal Your Inheritance?


Is it a family member, caregiver, or "new" friend?

We can help!

Call (312) 201-0900 for a no-cost initial consultation.

Peck Ritchey in the Community

Peck Ritchey is proud to educate residents and professionals in the Chicagoland community on a number of important issues surrounding aging and estate planning. Here are our upcoming speaking events:

Dysfunctional Modern Family 
-September 16, 2020 

On September 16, 2020, Kerry Peck will present a webinar for Lexington Square about the dysfunctional modern family. In this seminar, Kerry will break down this family dynamic and offer solutions on how to communicate with families dealing with dementia. Dementia will also be addressed in the family system from the court’s perspective, including pre-planning that is available upon a diagnosis of early stage dementia all the way through guardianship and deciding who is the best person to act as guardian when the family is fighting.

Call (847) 462-0885 or email to sign-up and receive Zoom login information.

For $5.00* – 1.0 CE Credit will be awarded to Illinois nurses, social workers, professional counselors, and nursing home administrators. Payment may be made at registration. To pay by check, please make checks payable to Elderwerks Educational Services, a 501C3 not-for-profit corporation and mail to 251 E. Northwest Hwy, Palatine, IL 60067.
*NO FEE for Consumers/Community Members and those not needing CE credit or certificate.

Doctors and Lawyers Join Forces to Battle Dementia 
-September 23, 2020 

On September 23, 2020, Kerry Peck will present a webinar with Dr. Darren Gitelman about how the legal and medical communities work together after a dementia diagnosis. 

CEU's are available for RN's and LCSW's.

Find registration information, email Peck Ritchey Marketing Coordinator, Lauren Muttschall, at

If you are interested in having Peck Ritchey speak in your community, please contact Marketing Coordinator, Lauren Muttschall, at

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