Zimmer Law Firm is an estate planning and elder law firm which serves West Chester, Ohio. Our legal team provides comprehensive help with all of the issues that affect you as you age. No matter how old you are, we can also provide help in caring for your family and achieving a more secure future. From retirement planning advice to asset protection to incapacity and legacy planning, we help you to take care of the things that matter to your family’s future.
Life in West Chester, OH
West Chester is a township in Ohio and is one of thirteen townships which is located in Butler County, OH. West Chester is located between Liberty Township and Sharonville and the township is considered to be a part of the greater metropolitan area of Cincinnati. With more than 60,000 people living in West Chester, it is one of the most populated townships within the state of Ohio. It is also easily accessible off Interstate 75 and can be reached from exists 19, 21, and 22 off the Interstate.
West Chester was the last township to be created within Butler County, and it is made up of a piece of what was originally Liberty Township. The decision was made to identify West Chester as a separate township back in 1823. While it was originally called Union, there were too many other places in Ohio with this name and so the local familiar name of West Chester was adopted.
West Chester has its own police department and is served by several different school districts including Lakota Local, Princeton City, and Mason City. Lakota West is a Division 1 School and the baseball team from Lakota West became 2007 baseball champions within the state of Ohio. The school district is actually the top employer in the area, although there are also big companies such as Proctor & Gamble which have locations in West Chester county and which provide jobs for local residents.
West Chester has been named as “One of America’s Best Places to Live,” according to the township website. The city spans 35 square miles and is home to more than 3,000 businesses within its borders. Residents and visitors alike can also spend time at the West Chester Activity Center, the West Chester Library, and the Voice of America Museum.
For those who enjoy being outside, there are more than 400 acres of recreational space in West Chester. Local parks include Beckett Park, Keehner Park, the Square at Union Center, the Voice of America Park , Ronald Reagan Lake, and the Upper Mill Creek Conservation Corridor. There are farmers markets held at the Square at Union Center and playgrounds at parks throughout the state for children to play.
Senior Services in West Chester, OH
The Ohio Department of Aging provides resources for seniors, including a list of senior centers and programs for seniors which are located throughout Butler County. There are also details on senior centers in other counties throughout Ohio. Senior centers in and around Butler County are located in Fairfield; Hamilton; Middletown; Oxford; and West Chester.
The West Chester senior center is called the West Chester Activity Center. It is also a meal location, which means that it provides important nutrition services to seniors. The Center is located at 7900 Cox Road in Westchester, OH 45069. It can be reached at 513-779-7360.
Nursing Homes in West Chester, OH
A Place for Mom provides details on more than 50 nursing homes in and around the West Chester, Ohio area. A Place for Mom indicates the homes in the area have an average rating of 4 out of 5 and have monthly costs ranging from $1,500 to $9,660. In some cases, nursing homes can actually cost much more than this amount, especially if there is a need for specialized care such as placement in a memory unit catering to patients with Alzheimer’s.
Zimmer Law Firm helps seniors to plan ahead in case nursing home care becomes necessary and helps families in situations where their loved one is going into a nursing home. We can assist in researching homes, finding the right care facility, and making sure you can protect assets while getting the costs of nursing care paid for. We also review nursing home admission paperwork for families and provide advice on your rights, especially when problems arise.
Courts in West Chester, OH
Most estate planning and elder law matters don’t involve courts, or even involve actively trying to avoid courts. Zimmer Law Firm, for example, helps clients make incapacity and legacy plans so their families won’t have to initiate guardianship proceedings and won’t have to go through probate.
There are, however, times when it is essential to go to court to address issues like securing guardianship for an incapacitated relative; probating an estate; or resolving problems with trust administration. When these situations arise, the right court is the local one in the county where the incapacitated or deceased person resides or resided. For those in West Chester, OH, the right court is the Butler County Probate Court.
The Butler County Probate Court is found at 101 High St., Hamilton, OH 45011. The court can be contacted at 513-887-3294 or via email at ProbateCourt@butlercountyohio.org. You can also visit the website of the probate court to find out details on court costs and services that the court provides.
Getting Help from a West Chester, OH Estate Planning Lawyer
Zimmer Law Firm understands the needs of local residents of West Chester, OH when it comes to estate planning, asset protection, legacy planning, and a wide variety of elder law matters. Whether you want to make advanced plans for nursing home care, need help with probate or estate planning, or need any other assistance to protect yourself, your assets, and your family, we are here to help. To learn more about the steps you need to take for a secure future and to find out why clients throughout West Chester trust our elder law and estate planning attorneys, give us a call at 513-721-1513.