Zimmer Law Firm is a full-service elder law and estate planning law firm serving the city of Hamilton, Ohio. If you are concerned about what could happen if you get sick or hurt, our firm can help you to be prepared to protect yourself and to protect your family. We also assist with end-of-life issues, legacy planning, asset protection and more.
The services our firm provides are personalized to the needs of every client. We help people of all income levels and assist people of all ages, with all different types of family situations. You should not wait to make an estate plan because you never know when an unexpected tragedy could happen to put your family and assets at risk. Give us a call today at 513-721-1513 to find out more about how we can help you to make your future more secure by putting a plan in place today.
Life in Hamilton, Ohio
Hamilton, Ohio is part of the greater Cincinnati metropolitan area. Hamilton is the county seat of Butler County, and, as of the most recent census, this southwestern Ohio city had a population of more than 62,000 people. The city was first incorporated in 1810 by the Ohio General Assembly, but then had to be reincorporated in 1827 after it had lost its status in 1815 because the city did not hold elections.
When Hamilton reincorporated, it was reincorporated with Rossville, which is located in St. Clair Township. It subsequently separated and rejoined from Rossville several times.
Today, Hamilton is home to Lindenwald, which is a designated National Historic District and which was first settled by German immigrants as early as the mid-19th century. Hamilton was initially a very industrial city, but has begun a revitalization process focusing on culture and arts. Many sculptors have come to the area in recent years, and the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park features creative, original art. There are so many sculptures in Hamilton that, in 2000, it was dubbed the City of Sculpture.
Hamilton has also been the host of the Little League World series on several occasions, and the Hamilton Little League has won both numerous state championships as well as participating in several Little League World series events.
Seniors in Hamilton, Ohio
As of the most recent census, 10.8 percent of households in Hamilton, Ohio were comprised of seniors who were 65 years or older and who lived independently without other family members. Seniors often need extra help with transportation, meals, medical issues, or maintaining social connections – especially if they live alone and don’t have other family members in the home. There are a number of services in Hamilton, Ohio aimed at seniors including:
- The Elderly Services Program for Butler County: The Southwestern Ohio Council on Aging administers this program, which helps seniors gain access to adult day services, care management, consumer directed care, environmental services, home care help, home repairs and modifications, independent living assistance, healthy meals, nutrition counseling, medical equipment, mental health services, and transportation. The telephone number to reach the Elderly Services program for Butler County is 513-868-9281.
- The Council on Aging for Southwest Ohio: This service provides help to thousands of adults with chronic conditions, including seniors who want to maintain their independence and maximize their quality of life while living with disabilities.
In many cases, free services are insufficient to meet the needs of Hamilton residents who have grown older and developed serious health issues. Zimmer Law Firm helps seniors to identify benefits available through government programs like Medicaid or through the Veterans’ Administration. These services can often provide more financial support or other help in coping with the effects of aging.
Courts in Hamilton, Ohio
Zimmer Law Firm works hard to help you make sure your family does not have to go to court during a difficult time. If you have no plans in place for who manages your assets or make decisions in case of your incapacity, your loved ones may need to initiate guardianship proceedings so the court can appoint a guardian for you. If you have left money to loved ones in a last will and testament or made no plans for the transfer of your assets after death, your family may need to go through the probate process in court after you have passed on.
There are ways to avoid court in both of these circumstances through the creation of an appropriate end of life plan and a comprehensive estate plan. We can help if you want to spare your family the costs and stress of legal proceedings. We also provide representation in circumstances where going to court does become necessary.
The probate court that presides over probate and guardianship proceedings is the court in the county where the incapacitated person resided and/or where the incapacitated person owned property. For those in Hamilton, Ohio, the appropriate court is the Butler County Probate Court, which is located at 101 High Street in Hamilton, Ohio. The telephone number for this court is 513-887-3294.
If you must go to probate court, let Zimmer Law Firm help. We represent families of incapacitated individuals in guardianship proceedings. We also represent the executor of an estate, heirs or beneficiaries, and anyone who wishes to contest a will after a person has passed away.
Getting Help from a Hamilton, Ohio Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney
Zimmer Law Firm helps you with all of the different steps you need to complete to take control over your future. Whether you want to determine what medical care you receive if you get sick, keep your business or other assets safe, or make plans for who inherits your hard-earned wealth, we can help.
Join us for a free seminar to learn about the full range of services our skilled and compassionate Hamilton elder law and estate planning attorneys offer. You can also give us a call at 513-721-1513 to get personalized assistance making your plans for whatever the future holds. Call today to get started.