Helping You Plan For The Future – Estate Planning And Elder Law In Ohio
People are living longer, active lives well into retirement. Still, at some point, an illness or accident could occur, or age might simply catch up. Ideally, elderly individuals have anticipated death or incapacity and planned accordingly. In reality, many times the family is caught off guard.
Elder law is an umbrella term for legal matters related to aging, from asset protection strategies to a health crisis. At Mahaffey & Associates, we have responded to the increasing need for both proactive planning and urgent intervention.
Our Toledo elder law attorneys offer comprehensive guidance to elderly clients planning ahead as well as assistance to adult children who are stepping in on behalf of aging parents. We regularly counsel out-of-state clients who need help with legal documents or legal proceedings in Ohio.
Elder Law Solutions
Our legal team has the experience to address many needs and scenarios:
- Nursing home planning – Preserving family assets while arranging for long-term care
- Guardianship proceedings – Asserting legal control over an elderly person’s affairs
- Military veterans – Administration of Veterans Affairs benefits
- Financial abuse – Protecting the elderly from fraud or undue influence
We are often engaged in crisis situations. Our lawyers intervene quickly to assess the situation and take steps to protect your loved one and his or her personal and financial interests.
It’s More Than Just A Will: Estate Planning Can Avoid A Future Crisis
Many people think that a will is sufficient. What they do not understand is that a will offers no guarantee that your loved ones will not have to deal with a lengthy and expensive probate process.
Our attorneys handle all aspects of the estate planning process, including:
- A will: The foundation of an estate plan that appoints an executor, a will explains how property should be distributed and lists a guardian who would care for minor children.
- Trusts: These legal vehicles appoint a trustee to manage assets on behalf of a beneficiary who receives property in the trust.
- Powers of attorney: These documents give another person legal authority to make financial or medical decisions on your behalf if you are incapacitated.
We can help you create a comprehensive estate plan that will ensure your loved ones are adequately protected.
Estate Administration And Probate
We also help executors and trustees administer estate plans, and we will represent beneficiaries who are looking for help protecting their rights in probate and will contests.
Schedule A Free Phone Consultation
Mahaffey & Associates, serves Northwest Ohio from our Sylvania office. We have flexible office hours and provide timely, quality legal service at cost-effective rates. Call us at 419-741-0111 or send a message to get started with a free consultation.