Estate Planning and Elder Law clients are charged a flat fee. Some matters will be charged on an hourly basis, which will be discussed with the client.
You deserve timely communication with your attorney. Many people complain that they don’t hear from their attorney or can’t get a call back. This is something you should not experience. If you have an urgent issue that needs to be addressed, want an update, or just touch base, my assistant can schedule 15-minute phone appointments on my calendar or ask me your question. I check my email throughout the day and will respond as soon as I have an answer to your question or issue. I never want you to feel out of the loop in your case.
Most of my meetings are held in my office or virtually via Zoom on weekdays between the hours of 9am-5pm. I am willing to travel for my elder law clients and charge a fee for this service.
Estate planning consultations are conducted at no charge. For all other areas, I charge a consultation fee of one hour of my time.
Unfortunately, this is a common misconception. Medicare will pay up to 100 days of skilled care under certain circumstances but only pay in full for 20 days. You will be responsible for a copay for days 21-100 in most situations. Medicare is not a long-term solution for your nursing home care needs.
Elder law is a broad umbrella term that can include Medicaid planning, special needs planning, and guardianship. Elder law can be helpful for people of all ages, believe it or not! Young people may need elder law to plan for children with special needs, aging parents, or protecting their own future.
In Ohio and Kentucky, you are required to provide five years of documentation of assets from the date of your Medicaid application.
Yes. There is a possibility we can help preserve some of your assets, especially if you retain counsel early in the process.
The law allows a certain amount of your spouse’s income to be diverted to you. You are also permitted to retain some of your assets which will not be subject to spend-down rules.