October 24

Long Term Care Ombudsman: When should I be contacting them?

by Erin C. Eurenius, Esq, CPA You receive a shocking phone call that your loved one has bruising along the side of her face and a large lump at the temple. The nursing administrator of your loved one’s long term care facility tells you not to be alarmed. What? How could this have happened? You.

September 13

Planning for Your Pets: Why a Trust is Preferred

by Erin C. Eurenius, Esq, CPA and Ann Watt It is a running joke in my house that my husband and I only work to keep our dogs in the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed. We laugh it off while we shake our heads and acknowledge that while it is funny; it is.

July 14

The Costs of Dementia: For the Patient and the Family

  A recent report from the Alzheimer’s Association states that one in nine Americans age 65 or older currently have Alzheimer’s. With the baby boomer generation aging and people living longer, that number may nearly triple by 2050. Alzheimer’s, of course, is just one cause of dementia—mini-strokes (TIAs) are also to blame—so the number of.

December 9

Glossary of Terms

Financial Power of Attorney – This is a legal document executed by one individual (the principal) to appoint and authorize another individual (the agent) to make financial and business decisions and engage in such transactions on behalf of the principal that legally bind the principal.  Not all powers of attorney are the same.  The law.

October 20

What do Estate Planning and Sandwiches Have in Common?

According to Epicurious, “a properly-layered sandwich holds together better, prevents the bread from getting soggy, and achieves optimal texture.” The website recommends that you balance the fillings and strategize on the layers for a perfect sandwich. At Butcher Elder Law we can show the sandwich generation how you can hold the family together and not.

May 19

Lorain County Will Lawyer: Pros and Cons of Prepaid Funeral Contracts

Funerals can be very expensive here in Lorain County. Many families pay $10,000 (and oftentimes more) for their loved one’s funeral. Hoping to relieve family members from the stress of decision making as well as the financial burden, the idea of paying for funeral expenses in advance using a prepaid funeral contract is growing in.

March 7

Geauga County Will and Trust Lawyer: Should My Will Have Co-Executors?

When creating an estate plan and Last Will and Testament, many people have a difficult time deciding who should be the Executor of their estate. Oftentimes they will consider naming Co-Executors – two or more people who serve as executor of the estate. Each Co-Executor named in your Last Will and Testament will have authority.