Benjamin Baird de Forest IISelf Empoyed -Owner
- Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
- Ohio, Ohio
I AM AVAILABLE TO MEET WITH FAMILY AT NURSING HOME OR RESIDENCE. SERVING STARK, SUMMIT, PORTAGE, and MEDINA COUNTIES.
I have been in practice 34 years with the last 25 years focused in the area of Elder Law, seeking to assist families with the sometimes daunting questions about Nursing Home Admissions and how to pay for care while also protecting as much of the family nest egg as possible.
Proper planning can require execution of the right legal documents, structuring assets, making gifts to ultimately benefit the children or other heirs, assisting in finding a proper Nursing Home, maximizing the assets and lifestyle of the "well" spouse at home, protecting assets from Medicaid Estate Recovery after Medicaid is achieved and planning for other end of life issues.
It is almost always better to plan early but it is also NEVER too late to plan even if the individual is about to enter the Facility or has ALREADY entered the facility. Generally speaking at least somewhere around 60% to 70% or more of the "Over-Resourced" amount can be protected, if not more, through the right techniques.
It is a rewarding area to guide families through the maze of Medicaid and to protect as much of their hard earned wealth as possible.
I am able to meet family at the Nursing Facility, Assisted Living Facility or the family residence. Or if the Children wish to meet with me privately first to discuss things that can be done as well.
- Elder Law
- Estate Planning
- Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
- Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
- Attorney at Law
- Benjamin B deForest
- - Current
- Ohio Northern University
- State University of New York - Buffalo
- Daemen College
- Ohio State Bar
- Ohio State Bar Association, Stark County Bar Association, NAELA
- The Ubiquitous Power of Attorney
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