Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration

Our Elder Law practice at MMFL consists of Estate Planning, Probate Litigation, Trust Administration, Trust Asset Protection Trusts, Special Needs Planning, Medicaid Planning, Senior Advocate, Will, Durable Power of Attorney (for finances), Healthcare Power of Attorney, Living Will, Nursing home planning, Wholly Discretionary Trust, and Will Contest.

The good news is we are living longer than ever before but this also comes with the reality that many of us will require long term care and need certain protections in place for any state of incapacity. Long term care is expensive and planning for the care is very important to protect your assets and your family from as much of a cost burden as possible. We are here to navigate the considerations for your individual estate plan and Medicaid planning. The reality of the numbers is that three out of four people will need long term care at some point in their lives and the average cost for nursing home care in Ohio exceeds $75,000.00. Medicaid has become the single largest provider of financial assistance for nursing home costs. MMFL assists families in understanding the Medicaid process to protect assets and effectively plan for their future. The laws are complex and need to be strictly adhered to avoid ineligibility and/or penalties.

We also assist families who have a special needs individual who receives assistance navigate the best plan for their future to provide support in a manner in which their government benefits will not be disrupted.

We are here to help individuals and families in every income bracket maximize their future with the hard earned assets they have and we customize the planning to fit your needs. A trust can be a great tool to permit a person of your choosing to continue to manage your affairs during a temporary or permanent incapacity.

If a loved one has passed away, we can assist with the probate court process in order to distribute the assets according to the will or the law of testate. You should have trusted counsel to assist you so that all assets are accounted for and liabilities addressed.