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Kerry Peck and Peck Ritchey Partner with WGN Radio

Friday, May 7th

Have you seen the thriller I Care a Lot on Netflix? Have you heard about the Britney Spears conservatorship drama? There's been a lot of discussion and confusion surrounding these topics. Does this really happen? How can I protect myself and my loved ones?

Join WGN's John Williams and Managing Partner Kerry Peck as they discuss guardianship and provide clarity on the process on Friday at approximately 11:10 a.m. on WGN Radio 720AM.

Have you planned for the unexpected?


Do you have a loved one who suffers from cognitive decline?

We can help!

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

We protect you and your loved ones in and out of the courtroom so you can find peace at home.

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's what we're currently up to:
Hoarding and the Law
May 19, 2021 at 5:30pm via Zoom
Sponsored by Artis Senior Living Lakeview

It's more than reality TV. Hoarding is a common problem, and recently, it has been recognized as a mental health disorder. In addition to the initial shock of the hoards of "stuff" that lie behind a hoarder's closed doors, what happens when the law steps in? This coversation will review the complete hoarding continuum: various solutions available such as guardianship, professional ethical concerns, housing/landlord issues and legal options to help ensure that relapses do not occur. Learn how an elder law attorney complements the health care team to ensure the disabled person receives the help they need. 

1 CE for Nurses and Social Workers Available

Use this link to register: Register for Webinar

The Sandwich Generation
May 20, 2021 at 7:00pm via Zoom
Sponsored by North Shore Senior Center

Learn the role estate planning documents play in health care decision-making, the legal steps to be taken to protect aging family memers' physical and financial needs, tips to avoid guardianship and to prevent family disputes about decision-making, and information about powers of attorney, wills and trusts.

Use this link to register: Register for Webinar

Romancing for Riches
June 17, 2021 at 1:00pm via Zoom
Sponsored by Northbrook Inn Memory Care

This webinar will help you to better understand elder abuse, understand and avoid financial exploitation, and learn how to prevent or stop elder abuse from happening.

Use this link to register: Register for Webinar

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

Financial 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 how criminals use gift cards to scam older adults.

Gifts Cards Are for Gifts — Not Criminals 

by Katherine Skiba of AARP

"Gift cards are a popular, one-size-fits-all present — but nobody hankers after them more than criminals. Using a variety of ruses, criminals persuade people to buy the cards and turn over their redemption codes, giving the crooks instant access to the cards’ value.

Still, nearly 1 in 4 people in an AARP-sponsored survey answered this true-or-false question incorrectly: “It is always a scam when someone directs you to pay a debt or other obligation with a gift card such as an eBay, Google Play or retail store gift card."

The correct answer is true, though 24 percent of the respondents in the national survey either gave the wrong answer or weren't sure. A strong majority, 76 percent, got it right."

Read the entire article here: Gift Cards Are for Gifts - Not Criminals.

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