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Estate Planning: Where to Begin

Most adults are aware of the importance of estate planning, of getting (and keeping) your affairs in order so that when you pass on, your loved ones have an organized roadmap to follow in taking care of your desires. A solid estate plan, however, requires a great deal more than just a last will and testament, and many people are fearful of getting started. At the very least, they’re not sure what the first steps should be. Learn about the steps to take to get started on your plan for your heirs, and how an estate planning lawyer can help the process.


Ten Facts About Estate Planning

Planning your estate requires making the right detailed decisions and it’s easy to overlook the obvious. Read ten facts you need to know about handling your affairs, why it’s necessary to plan early and how an estate planning lawyer can help.


By |November 24th, 2016|Cleveland Ohio Estate Planning, estate law|0 Comments

Choosing Traditional Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage

When you reach age 65, you have to make one of the most important decisions of your life: which Medicare plan you want to sign up for. Many people make the mistake of thinking that Medicare is a free blanket that everyone automatically gets at a certain age, but nothing could be further from the truth. Making the wrong choice could create all manner of problems for you in terms of coverage and expenses. Read our guide to choosing between traditional Medicare vs. Medicare advantage, and how a Medicare attorney can help you plan for your future.


By |November 22nd, 2016|Ohio Medicaid, Retirement Planning|0 Comments

The Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid

Retirement is supposed to be a time of relaxation, a time of reward for a life spent working hard to achieve something for yourself and be a benefit to society. Unfortunately, when people turn 65 they discover that retirement isn’t quite as simple as it should be. They’re subject to a lot of confusing choices and terms like Medicare and Medicaid, and aren’t sure how to choose a plan or even what the difference is. Learn about the differences between Medicare and Medicaid, and how a qualified elder law and Medicare lawyer can help you make the right choice.


By |November 17th, 2016|Ohio Medicaid, Ohio Medicare|0 Comments

The Basics of Medicare Planning

Turning 65 years old means several things. It’s the legal retirement age, when you become eligible for federal retirement benefits. It’s also the year when you can sign up for Medicare coverage. Unlike what the media would have you believe, Medicare is neither free nor automatic, and it takes great planning to make sure you get the most out of your new coverage. Read our guide on the basics of Medicare planning, how you can choose the right plan, and how an elder law attorney can help.


By |November 15th, 2016|Ohio Medicare, Retirement Planning|0 Comments

Veterans’ Benefits: Know Your Rights

In the United States we hold our veterans sacred and appreciate everything they put on the line to protect our rights and freedoms. Unfortunately, when they come home they sometimes need help protecting their own rights when the VA and other agencies don’t follow through with the benefits to which they are entitled. Learn about the important veterans benefits you can access if you’ve served in the armed forces, and how an elder law attorney can protect your rights.


Alzheimer’s – Planning for the Future

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease is one of the most devastating pieces of news anyone can face. It turns your life upside down and hammers home a lot of things. Among these is the necessity to plan your future. When the time comes that your affairs have to be settled, you definitely want things in order according to your wishes. Learn the steps to take to create an Alzheimer’s plan for the future, and the ways in which an elder law attorney can help.


It’s Never Too Soon to Plan Your Estate

Planning your estate is of vital importance to the future of the loved ones you leave behind. With the right help it’s not a difficult process, though there are legal complications that arise. Unfortunately, far too many people put it off for years and then, one day it’s too late and their heirs have to deal with a mess of probate. Learn why you should start planning your will and asset distribution today, and how an estate plan attorney can help.


The Stages of Retirement Planning

If you are getting ready to retire or have recently retired, you may be nervous about having enough money. Long gone are the days of working your entire life for an employer who would provide you with a pension for the rest of your days. Now you need to think ahead and do a lot of retirement planning.


Having the Nursing Home Discussion

It is never easy making the decision to move an elderly loved one into a nursing home. Usually the decision comes after all of the other options seem to have been tried and are no longer viable.