In Warren, many people of all ages have not yet made a retirement plan, a legacy plan, or an incapacity plan. If you have not thought ahead about how to achieve financial security and protect yourself and your family in case of sickness, injury, or untimely death, you and your loved ones could find yourselves facing very difficult and costly problems in the future.
Zimmer Law Firm can help you to head off these problems by making use of appropriate legal tools aimed at protecting autonomy and security. Give us a call to find out about the assistance that an Ohio elder law and estate planning attorney can provide to residents of Warren, Ohio and surrounding areas.
Life in Warren
Warren is a city located within Trumbull County, Ohio. This northeastern Ohio City is located around 15 miles to the west of the Pennsylvania state line and is located 14 miles to the northwest of Youngstown, Ohio. It is considered to be a part of the greater Youngstown Metropolitan area and, as of the last census in 2010, it had a population of 41,558 people.
Warren was first founded in 1798 by Ephraim Quinby, who purchased the land to found the county from the Connecticut Land Company. The town spanned 441 acres and was named after the town supervisor at the time, Moses Warren.
The town grew slowly and steadily, and by 1833, there were two printing offices; five mercantile stores; a bank; and several county building serving the approximately 600 residents who lived in Warren. Warren was made the county seat of Trumbull County in 1801, and remains the County Seat to this day.
Warren became a major site of steel production in the late 19th century and early 20th century, in large part because surrounding counties were rich in coal and iron ore. Now, much of the population works in service jobs and in retail positions as coal and steel production have declined.
Warren also has one of the largest courtrooms within the state of Ohio, and the Trumbull County Carnegie Law Library is also located within Warren. Warren had become the most populated community in Trumbull County by 2000, and it continues to be a popular place to live within Trumbull County today.
Seniors in Warren
Within Warren, seniors can take advantage of many different services. For example, the Trumbull County Senior Service Unit was created as an affiliate of the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs and the Trumbull County Commissioners to help protect vulnerable seniors.
The Senior Service Unit facilitates periodic visits from law enforcement personnel to reduce the vulnerability of seniors living alone. It also helps seniors to maintain an independent lifestyle by assisting with social services; educating seniors about scams targeting the elderly; and otherwise working to protect the senior population in Trumbull County.
There is also a Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs, which receives funds through Title XX and through donations. This Office provides a nutrition program and facilitates access to senior centers and wellness programs.
Seniors can take advantage of these and other services to enhance quality of life and to continue living independently for as long as possible.
Estate and Elder Law Services in Warren
Zimmer Law Firm also provides services to seniors in Warren, as well as to people of all ages. Our legal team assists with:
- Asset protection including identifying risk factors and minimizing risks through the appropriate use of legal tools.
- Incapacity planning including creating advanced directives for healthcare, and creating powers of attorney or living trusts for asset protection and management.
- Retirement planning including taking advantage of IRAs and investments which provide legal protections and tax advantages.
- Medicaid and nursing home planning so you can afford appropriate nursing home care and find the right environment for you or a loved one.
- Legacy planning including charitable giving, inter vivos gifts, and wills and trusts.
These are just some of the personalized services our legal team can provide to Warren County residents who want to make certain that they have plans in place for the future.
Courts in Warren
In many situations, steps taken during estate planning are aimed at trying to help families avoid court, such as making an incapacity plan so loved ones don’t have to initiate guardianship or conservatorship proceedings to take control of the assets of a person who is sick or hurt. There are, however, times when probate court proceedings are necessary.
Probate court is where guardianship and conservatorship cases are brought if someone is incapacitated without a power of attorney or other advanced plan. Many estates must also go through the probate process so heirs or beneficiaries can inherit. Probate, guardianship proceedings, and related matters take place in county probate courts.
Since Warren is in Trumbull County, the Trumbull County Probate Court is the court where proceedings will take place when a deceased or incapacitated person lives in Warren. The Trumbull County Probate Court is located in the first floor of the courthouse located at 161 High Street NW, Warren, OH, 44481. The telephone number to reach the Trumbull County probate court is 330-675-2521 and the fax number for the probate court is 330-675-3024.
If you have a matter that must come before the probate court, Zimmer Law Firm can provide you with representation and assistance. Our legal team offers help to those initiating guardianship proceedings; as well as to executors of an estate, heirs or beneficiaries, and those contesting a will.
Getting Help from a Warren Estate Planning Lawyer
Zimmer Law Firm is here to help seniors and their families in addressing elder law issues as they age. We also represent people of all ages, including young families and individuals hoping to plan for a more secure future. We help with asset protection, retirement planning, incapacity planning, legacy planning, estate planning, and more. Give us a call at 513.721.1513 to find out more about the ways in which a Butler County elder law and estate planning firm can assist you.