Zimmer Law Firm provides legal representation to clients in Loveland, Ohio and surrounding areas. Our dedicated and experienced elder law and estate planning firm can provide personalized help to Loveland residents in making the plans they need for a more secure future. Whether this means taking steps to save for retirement, planning for end of life issues or using the right legal tools to protect your legacy, our firm can provide you with help accomplishing your goals.
Life in Loveland, Ohio
Loveland, Ohio is a city in southwestern Ohio located around 15 miles to the northeast of the Cincinnati city limits. Loveland had a population of just over 12,000 people as of the most recent census. The area is well-known for being a stop on the Little Miami Scenic Trail, and it was once a major railroad town.
Loveland spans around 5 square miles, of which all but .07 square miles are on land. Loveland is comprised of a mix of new subdivisions that became built up as Mason, Ohio expanded dramatically as well as older houses and neighborhoods constructed in the 1950’s. Its close proximity to Interstates 71 and 75 make Loveland an ideal place to live for commuters.
Senior Services in Loveland, Ohio
In Loveland, as of the most recent census, 12.8 percent of individuals in the area were aged 65 or older. During the same time period, 11.7 percent of households in Loveland were comprised of someone 65 or over living independently without other family members.
Whether a senior lives with a family member or lives alone, the effects of age can make maintaining social connections and physical health more difficult. Staying active and connected to the community is important and fortunately, since Loveland spans three counties in the Ohio area — Hamilton County, Clermont County, and Warren County — there are many different types of county-based resources that residents could potentially take advantage of. Some of the services that could be helpful to Loveland seniors include:
- Hamilton County Job and Family Services: This agency works with caseworks and social service agencies to provide help to seniors in Hamilton County. This is also the government agency in Hamilton County, Ohio that investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of seniors.
- Clermont Senior Services. This is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that offers programs aimed at helping people throughout Clermont County to remain independent and to enhance their quality of life.
- Warren County Community Services, Inc.: This is an organization that provides information to seniors in Warren County about different kinds of benefits available within their communities. Benefits can include help with independent living, adult daycare, home meal delivery services, medical transportation, and nutritional counseling.
Zimmer Law Firm can also provide advice on other government benefits and programs you may be entitled to and can help you to make plans to qualify for programs like Medicaid in case you end up needing coverage because you require long-term care or other costly services.
Courts in Loveland, Ohio
Because there are multiple different counties where Loveland residents live, it will become important to know where probate proceedings must take place if you need to have a guardian or conservator named for an incapacitated loved one or if your loved one has passed away and assets must transfer through the probate process.
Depending upon the county where the incapacitated or the deceased person lives, the relevant county courts include:
- The Hamilton County Probate Court located at the William Howard Taft Center on 230 East Ninth Street in Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. The telephone number for this court is 513-946-3600.
- The Clermont Count Probate Court located at 2379 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia, Ohio 45103.
- The Warren-County Probate Court located at the Court of Common Pleas Probate & Juvenile Division at 900 Memorial Drive, in Lebanon Ohio 45036.
Going to probate court can be a stressful experience, especially if your loved one has passed away or if a friend or relative is incapacitated and you are going to get a guardian or conservator appointed to manage his affairs when he cannot. It can also be costly. You should have an experienced attorney providing you with representation and helping you to make sure the probate process goes as smoothly as possible.
For those who wish to spare their loved ones the stress of probate court proceedings, Zimmer Law Firm can help. Our legal team can provide you with guidance on making an incapacity plan using tools like a power of attorney or living trusts so there is no need for anyone to go to court and have a guardian or conservator appointed if something happens to you. We can also provide guidance on making an estate plan that uses tools like living trusts, pay-on-death accounts, and joint ownership to make it possible for wealth to be transferred outside of the probate process.
Whatever your situation, if you have a probate law issue that you need help with, our compassionate and knowledgeable legal team can offer the guidance and support you require.
Contact a Loveland, Ohio Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney Today
No matter your age, income, or family situation, Zimmer Law Firm can provide the personalized assistance that you need to make smart plans for whatever the future brings. It is important to consider issues like what would happen if you got very sick and couldn’t manage your assets or take care of your children any more. It’s also important to plan for a long life by saving for retirement and taking steps to ensure that you have protected your assets. We can help you plan for good times and bad ones.
If you live in Loveland, Ohio or surrounding areas, join us for a free seminar to find out about the comprehensive array of elder law and estate planning services our compassionate and knowledgeable legal team can offer. If you are ready to get your personalized plans underway for your future, give us a call at 513-721-1513 at any time for help.