Elder Law In Ohio
Getting older comes with a unique set of challenges. You worry about the toll aging will take and the cost of long-term care. At the same time, you want to protect your assets for yourself while you’re living and your loved ones after you’re gone. While all of this can seem overwhelming, a Central and Southeast Ohio elder law attorney can help you sort through what matters most and create a custom long-term care strategy that will offer peace of mind now and into the future.
At Jarvis Law Office, our goal is to help Ohio residents age with dignity and on their own terms. Contact our Ohio elder law attorney today to plan for the future and address your concerns and worries about aging issues.
Elder Law Services
Our Ohio elder law attorneys can assist you with a range of needs. Our practice areas include:
- Medicaid planning
- Long-term care planning
- Memory care planning
- Advance directives
- Will and trust planning
- Estate planning
- Avoiding probate
- Business succession planning
- Special Needs Planning
Planning For Incapacity
You have likely heard horror stories of family members who had to petition the court for a guardianship after a loved one became incapacitated. As you can imagine, that’s emotionally challenging for the family members and the incapacitated individual. Fortunately, your Ohio elder law attorney can help you plan for incapacitation. Then, if you become incapacitated, someone can step in to make decisions for you without going to court. The transition is seamless, so you won’t have to worry about court battles and conflict among your family.
Your attorney will go over your options, including creating a financial power of attorney and health care power of attorney. You can use these documents to name a person or people to manage your financial and healthcare affairs. Choosing the right person to make your health care decisions and manage your finances is a daunting choice. It’s advisable to consult an Ohio Elder Law attorney to help you name the right decision maker for your situation. Your attorney will also help identify an alternate decision maker to step in if your first choice isn’t available.
Long-term care is prohibitively expensive without the right elder law plan in place. If you don’t have an elder law plan in place, you may end up losing your life savings to the high cost of long-term care. By having an elder law plan in place, our attorneys can help protect your nest egg for anything you or your spouse may need for the remainder of your lifetimes, while also receiving the care you need.
Fortunately, an experienced Ohio elder law attorney can assist with long-term care planning. Properly structured long term care planning will allow you to protect the majority of your assets while still receiving the right care for your situation. In addition, you can name family members or beneficiaries to receive your assets when you pass away.
Your Elder Law Planning attorney will help you to review all the long term care options, you’ll be ready to take the next steps to plan for long-term care.
Wills And Elder Law
Your Ohio elder law attorney can also draft or update your will. You can use your will for charitable donations and leaving assets to your loved ones. You want to make sure the will is legally binding and will hold up if anyone contests it during probate. Your attorney will ensure the conditions are met so your last will and testament will honor your wishes.
Your elder law attorney can help you choose and customize the right trust for you. Our team will help you fund the trust as well. You can use your trust to eliminate the costs, frustrations and delays of probate; protect assets and your beneficiaries. Your beneficiaries will receive the property in a trust so that no one can take it away from them. There are numerous types of trusts available. Your attorney will discuss the best options for your estate plan.