Zimmer Law Firm is a trusted law firm offering elder law and estate planning services throughout the entirety of Hamilton County and surrounding locations. In Hamilton County, many people of all ages are thinking ahead to their futures, with the goals of achieving financial security and protecting themselves and their families in case of potential tragedy. Our legal team can help you to achieve your goals. Call now to discover how an elder law and probate lawyer in Hamilton County Ohio can provide you with advocacy and advice on making effective use of Ohio’s tools for achieving security for yourself and your loved ones.
Life in Hamilton County
Hamilton County is an Ohio county which is located in the southwestern corner of the state. As of the most recent census, more than 802,000 people lived in Hamilton County. Hamilton County is named after Alexander Hamilton, who was the first Secretary of the Treasury. The county dates back to 1790 when it was organized as the second county within the Northwestern Territory. At the time of its creation, Hamilton County spanned a full 1/8 of the state of Ohio. Hamilton County is now much smaller, as six other counties were created out of Hamilton County.
Today, Hamilton County is a part of the Cincinnati Metropolitan area, and its county seat is the city of Cincinnati. The county spans a total of 413 square miles, which include 6.7 square miles of water. The lowest point in Ohio is located within Hamilton County’s borders and is found in Miami Township.
The county of Hamilton is home to many colleges and universities, including the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, and The College of Mt. St. Joe, among others. The county is served by many major interstates, including Interstates 71, 74, 75, 471, and 275. Its easy accessibility makes Hamilton County a very popular place for people to live.
Seniors in Hamilton County
Many seniors live within Hamilton County, some independently and some within local nursing care facilities. The county provides a number of different resources for seniors who need assistance with things like food and health matters, as well as for seniors who want to maintain independence or find ways in which they can enrich their quality of life.
Hamilton County Ohio has a website which has links to the different services which are available to seniors. Older individuals can find out about events for seniors; senior housing options; meals on wheels for healthy meals; elder protection laws; and resources for home care.
The Council on Aging in Southwest Ohio also offers help for seniors, including providing details on Medicare benefits, programs and services for seniors, and resources that local seniors can refer to in order to get support and assistance within Hamilton County.
Caring.com also provides a list of 71 different nursing home facilities which are located in Hamilton County. These homes have an average 3.2 star rating out of a possible five stars, so seniors want to ensure they are carefully researching nursing home care options in order to select the best and most appropriate environment. An attorney can provide assistance facilitating an investigation into different care options and can also work with seniors in the development of a plan to ensure that nursing home care is affordable when it is needed.
Elder Law and Estate Planning in Hamilton County
Seniors who need help with nursing home planning and with covering the costs of nursing home care can find the advice they need from Zimmer Law Firm. Throughout Hamilton County, we have made it possible for seniors to make advanced plans, provide protection for assets, and qualify to have Medicaid pay nursing home bills when such bills arise. We also provide the help that seniors need to make plans for incapacity, end of life issues, and legacy planning.
Seniors are not the only ones who could get sick, need nursing home care, or even pass away. Anyone, including someone who is very young, faces risks of potential illness or injury at any time. Elder law and estate planning attorneys help individuals of all ages to use tools like power of attorney, trusts, wills, advanced directives, and other estate planning tools.
With our advice, you can make certain your plans for the future are in place so you are prepared for anything that can arise, whether that is a long happy life that requires a substantial retirement nest egg or a tragedy that leaves you in need of lifelong care. Whatever life brings you, we will help you ensure you are prepared for the best possible outcomes for every situation.
Courts in Hamilton County
Best practices for incapacity plan and estate planning often involve taking steps to try to avoid the necessity of court actions such as probate and guardianship proceedings. There are circumstances, however, where insufficient advanced plans have been made and guardianship becomes necessary or the affairs of an estate must be settled through probate.
Resolving legal matters within a local probate court is important under circumstances where judicial intervention is necessary to transfer assets or to protect the rights of the deceased or beneficiaries. In Hamilton County, the local probate court is found at the William Howard Taft Center at 230 East Ninth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, except on legal holidays.
Getting Help from a Hamilton County Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorney
Zimmer Law Firm is proud to help the residents of Hamilton County with all of their estate planning and elder law needs, both in court and out of court. We are prepared for proceedings in probate court and we advise you on making full use of Ohio’s legal tools for the protection of families and assets. Give us a call at 513.721.1513 to find out more about steps you should take to plan for a future for yourself and your loved ones.