Zimmer Law Firm is a trusted legal services provider who helps clients in Mason, Ohio with all of their elder law issues and estate planning matters. Elder law attorneys do many things in addition to helping create wills; everyone can benefit from getting the right legal advice to plan for the future. Whether your goal is to control your own medical care, protect assets, or build a strong legacy, we can help you with these issues and many more. Give us a call to find out why clients in Mason turn to us for help in achieving the security and stability they desire for themselves and their loved ones.
Life in Mason, OH
Mason is located around 22 miles from Cincinnati and has a population of over 30,000 people. It is considered a part of the Cincinnati-Dayton Metropolitan region and is one of the most affluent communities in the greater Cincinnati area. Mason was ranked as one of the top 100 places to live in both 2008 and 2011 by CNN. It was also ranked as the seventh best place to live in the U.S. on the 2013 list prepared by Money Magazine. Its convenient location, high local median income, as well as attractions such as Kings Island Amusement Park and the Lindner Family Tennis Center help to make Mason a nice place to visit and live.
Senior Living in Mason, OH
Warren County Community Services has details on programs available for seniors living in Mason and other nearby areas in the county. For example, the Elderly Services Program is available to Warren County residents aged 60 and up who need specialized services. Costs are charged on a sliding scale, and an assessment is conducted to determine the services you need.
Some of the examples of services provided include electronic monitoring; adult day care; care management; home care assistance; modifications to allow seniors to remain in their homes; meals for seniors; medical transportation; and independent living assistance. Seniors need to know of the different community resources which can help them to live independently longer and which can help to enrich quality of life.
Knowing about the available legal services offered by Zimmer Law Firm is also important for seniors who want to plan ahead for their futures by using legal tools available under Ohio law. While this is especially important for older people, younger individuals also benefit from both incapacity and legacy planning, as well as from financial planning advice and assistance with asset protection.
Nursing Homes in Mason, OH
There are more than 50 nursing homes listed in and around Mason, OH on A Place for Mom. Costs of living in the nursing homes profiled on A Place for Mom range from $1,500 monthly to $9,660 monthly. Some nursing homes have even higher costs. Paying for nursing home care is often difficult, with few insurers providing coverage. Even Medicare pays only for skilled services, not the custodial care needed by most who are admitted to a nursing home.
Zimmer Law Firm helps you plan ahead to get nursing home bills paid without having to spend all of your money or sell assets. To benefit from the maximum protection for assets, it is important to act early. We also assist with planning for nursing care, selecting the right facility, and reviewing admission contracts and paperwork if you or your family members are going into a nursing home. You should act now to make your plan so you don’t end up having to make decisions in a stressful situation when injury or illness necessitates care.
Courts in Mason, OH
One of the reasons many people come to talk with a Mason, OH estate planning and elder law attorney is because they do not want their families to have to go to court. By making an incapacity plan, you can ensure your loved ones won’t have to initiate guardianship proceedings if something happens to you. With an estate plan, you can also avoid probate or limit the assets which have to pass in probate proceedings. Zimmer Law Firm helps with all of these matters.
We also help in situations where court is a necessity. This includes when someone you care about is incapacitated without an incapacity plan, as well as after a death when a person has died with a will or died intestate. The court proceedings related to guardianship, probate, and other related matters take place in the probate court in the county where the incapacitated or deceased lives. For those in Mason, this means cases will be heard at the Warren County Probate Court.
The Warren County probate court dates back to 1835 and is one of the oldest courts in the state which is still operating. The Probate court handles many important matters, including establishing descendent’s estates, as well as trusts and guardianships. The court also appoints fiduciaries to administer estates.
If someone you love has passed away or you need to take control over assets and decision-making for an incapacitated family member, you should get help from Zimmer Law to go before the probate court. The court is formally referred to as the Court of Common Pleas Probate & Juvenile Division and it is located at 900 Memorial Drive, Lebanon Ohio, 45036.
Getting Help from a Mason Ohio Elder Law Attorney
If you live in Mason, OH and you are ready to make plans for incapacity, end-of-life issues, nursing home care, or asset protection, Zimmer Law Firm can help. We also offer comprehensive assistance with the legacy planning process so you can make certain that your heirs are cared for after you are gone. Do not hesitate to get legal help with these important issues, as something could happen to you at any time- even if you are young. People of all ages in Mason trust Zimmer Law Firm, and we will make sure to advise you on how to make Ohio law work for you. Give us a call at 513-721-1513 today to find out more.