Zimmer Law Firm is located at 9825 Kenwood Road, Suite 201, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Since 1993, our dedicated elder law firm has provided top-notch legal guidance and advice to clients throughout the Cincinnati area. Our convenient location makes it easy for clients to visit us to get help with their concerns about their financial future and to get advice about what will happen if an emergency occurs.
Our legal team lives and works within Cincinnati and we care deeply about every client who we represent. We believe that when you work hard your whole life, you should have a solid nest egg and be able to pass on a financial legacy to those you love. We’ll work diligently to help make this happen by advising you on tax strategies and retirement options, as well as providing advice on Medicaid planning, trust creation, the creation of a will, and much more.
Serving Clients in Cincinnati, Ohio
Zimmer Law Firm understands the importance of having a local lawyer when you are planning ahead to protect your estate and to avoid unwanted medical care.
We have been living in, working in, and providing representation for countless clients located within the Cincinnati area. The City of Cincinnati stretches 79.54 square miles, with almost all of the area on land. More than 296,945 people live within the city proper and more than 2.2 million live within the greater Cincinnati metropolitan area. This makes this area the 28th largest Metropolitan Statistical area in the entire United States. Everyone who lives in this bustling city or surrounding areas should be prepared with an estate plan in case of unexpected illness, injury, or death.
Cincinnati was a boom town in the early 19th century and is sometimes thought of as the first purely “American” city because it was the largest city that formed when the American Revolution had come to an end. It is located on the border town of the Ohio River, and is the headquarters of the University of Cincinnati. The University of Cincinnati has the second largest number of employees statewide, with Kroger beating out the city with 17,000 employees. Many employees have good jobs and are interested in putting aside money to invest and grow wealth. Those who take this step should ensure they get comprehensive advice from a law firm they trust.
Seniors in Cincinnati, Ohio
According to U.S. News & Health, a total of 156 nursing home facilities are located within the greater Cincinnati area. Of these homes, only 36 received a five-star rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Seniors need to be aware of the astronomical costs associated with nursing care in the Cincinnati area. Ohio Department of Aging reports average nursing home care costs totaling around $5,000 per month, but some homes in Cincinnati are much more costly. Seniors who have planned ahead and taken action at least five years before they need Medicaid nursing home coverage can save a significant amount of money or protect all of their assets by getting Medicaid coverage for nursing homes right away. Zimmer Law can help seniors with the Medicaid planning process.
Seniors should also understand the potential rights’ waivers and adverse clauses contained in nursing home paperwork. Before signing the papers for nursing home admissions, it is helpful to have a local Cincinnati attorney review them to ensure a senior’s rights are being respected and local industry norms are being followed.
Elder Care Services, Elder Law, and Inheritance Planning
Elder law and elder care services go far beyond just nursing home expense planning and Medicaid planning. Whether you are just starting out, just starting a family, or entering your golden years, you need an attorney who can look at the big picture and help you to find a way to leave your loved ones with the most money and security possible. Some of the different services that we may offer to you, depending upon your needs, include:
- Creating a will or probating a will
- Trust creation, trust funding, and trust administration
- Nursing home expense planning or Medicaid planning.
- Planning for young people and young families, including retirement planning.
- Tax advice, including strategies for avoiding federal estate taxes.
- Medical care plans including creating a do not resuscitate and/or a living will.
- Giving someone general durable power of attorney
These are just a few of the many elder law services our legal team has experience with. Every person is different and the estate plan you make needs to be just right to meet your needs and your family’ needs. The Cincinnati elder law attorneys at Zimmer Law will carefully review your situation and your goals and will provide you with advice on options to achieve your desired outcomes.
Important Courts for Estates and Elder Law in Cincinnati
Cincinnati is the County Seat of Hamilton County. Its probate court is also located within Hamilton County, on the 10th Floor, 230 E 9th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202. The hours for the probate court are between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM on weekdays.
Probate is the court where clients are most likely to need help from elder law attorneys. In most cases, like when a trust is created or a power of attorney document has been created, there is no reason for a court appearance. When an estate plan has made it possible for all assets to transfer outside of probate, it may be possible for heirs to avoid the probate process and get their inheritance much more quickly in a lower-key process of trust administration.
Getting Elder Law Help in Cincinnati Ohio
Zimmer Law Firm is respected in the Cincinnati area, with top reviews from clients and peers. Our elder law firm has been in business since 1993 and has been focused on assisting clients for more than two decades. When you need elder law help from a firm you can trust, with a solid reputation and a core commitment to focus on people, Zimmer Law Firm is the firm to call.