The Zimmer Law Firm is an Ohio elder law and estate planning firm which provides legal representation to clients in Loveland, Ohio and surrounding areas. Our legal team only handles estate planning and elder law matters, which means our entire focus is on helping people of all ages to make use of the law to maintain their autonomy and to build wealth for themselves and loved ones.
Elder law is about helping people to ensure they maintain their autonomy in the face of incapacity by naming an agent to act for them and by creating a healthcare power of attorney. Making plans in advance to protect your assets and maintain your quality of life in case of incapacity can give you control in an uncertain future. Elder law and estate planning is also about helping you to make smart money choices, take advantage of tax breaks, protect your assets, and pass your property onto your heirs in the best way possible. The Zimmer Law Firm knows the legal tools to use and we can help you with these elder law and estate planning issues and many more.
Representing Clients in Loveland, Ohio
Loveland residents face unique challenges when it comes to probate and estate planning because Loveland is located within three separate Ohio Counties. Loveland is considered to be a part of Greater Cincinnati, and is a five square mile city. More than 12,000 people call Loveland home and Loveland gets many visitors because of its location as a stop along the Little Miami Scenic Trail.
Those who live in Loveland will need to get help with probate due to the complexity of living in a city where residents may own property in different counties. An estate planning and elder law attorney can provide representation during the probate process.
An elder law attorney also does much more than this. If you are interested in planning for a secure retirement, protecting assets, making sure you have autonomy in case of incapacity, and caring for yourself and your family in an uncertain future, you need to get help from a Loveland elder law attorney. The Zimmer Law Firm is here to provide the assistance you need.
The Loveland, Ohio Senior Community
One of the groups that The Zimmer Law Firm represents is senior citizens. Within Loveland, Ohio, 11.7 percent of households are comprised of someone 65 years of age or older who lives alone. In Loveland, a total of 12.8 percent of the population is over 65. Whether seniors live on their own or live with family members, the aging process may eventually mean that some of the older residents of Loveland will develop physical or mental conditions that make it impossible for them to do routine activities of daily living.
Home care may be an option for some seniors who wish to remain living independently or with family members. If nursing home services become necessary, there are several options within Loveland and surrounding areas. Caring.com lists three facilities directly in Loveland as well as numerous additional options for senior care in nearby areas including Cincinnati, Mason, and Milford.
Seniors who require home care or nursing home care may face burdensome financial costs. An attorney can provide assistance with the creation of a Medicaid plan to try to protect assets while getting Medicaid to pay for care. You can also get help exploring other options, such as assistance for veterans who served in the military and who are now in need of nursing home care.
Helping seniors to find ways to pay for the costs of home or nursing care is just one of many services provided by The Zimmer Law Firm. We can also assist with taking action in cases of abuse, and can help seniors and their families to review nursing home admission paperwork so they can ensure the admission contracts do not abridge their rights.
Estate Planning Help in Ohio
Seniors benefit from elder law and estate planning assistance because there is a greater chance an elderly person will need nursing home care or will need assistance with estate planning and incapacity planning.
However, many young people should get elder law help as well, even if they don’t realize how beneficial it could be to speak with an attorney. In fact, it is especially important for young people to get legal advice if they have minor children or want to ensure they are taking the right steps to build wealth.
At the Zimmer Law Firm, our legal team will provide the types of comprehensive advice and assistance clients of all ages need. We can help with:
- Retirement and asset planning, including exploring IRAs and other tax-advantaged accounts.
- Asset protection, including protecting assets from creditors, divorce, bankruptcy, estate taxes, or Medicaid spend-down rules.
- Nursing home planning to help ensure you can find the right nursing home and get costs covered.
- Estate planning, including taking care of minor children and using trusts to maintain control over assets and protect heirs.
- Incapacity planning, including making provisions for the management of your assets and for making healthcare decisions.
These are just some of the many different services The Zimmer Law Firm offers to help individuals and families to make strategic choices, make effective use of legal tools, and take strong steps to secure their futures.
Your Estate Plan & Courts in Loveland
Loveland, Ohio is actually located within three counties in Ohio: Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren Counties. Because probate should take place within the county where the deceased owned property, executors will need to determine what county a deceased in Loveland lived in to determine which probate court will oversee the settling of the estate.
- The Clermont County Probate Court is located at 2379 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia, OH 45103. It can be reached via phone at (513) 732-7243.
- The Hamilton County Probate Court is located at 10th Floor, 230 E 9th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202. The telephone contact number is (513) 946-3600.
- The Warren County Probate Court is located at 570 Justice Dr, Lebanon, OH 45036. It can be reached via phone at (513) 261-1180.
Zimmer Law Firm can provide representation whenever you need to go to court to address estate planning or elder law matters. We offer representation during guardianship proceedings, as well as to executors and heirs during the probate process. We also aim to help clients keep themselves and their families out of court by creating comprehensive estate plans to avoid probate and by creating a power of attorney so guardianship is not necessary in case of incapacity.
Getting Help from a Loveland Estate Planning & Elder Law Lawyer
Zimmer Law Firm is committed to providing the type of comprehensive advice on estate planning and elder law matters that clients in Loveland deserve. As members of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc., our professional credentials and past experience speak for themselves. Clients throughout Loveland know we care deeply about the work we do to help them protect their assets and achieve a secure future. When you are ready to take the next steps in your retirement plan, incapacity plan, asset protection plan, or estate plan, we are here to help. Give us a call now to find out more.