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.

August 22

Did you see Butcher Elder Law at the 2017 Strongsville Homecoming Parade?

Butcher Elder Law was thrilled to participate in the 2017 Strongsville Homecoming Parade on Wednesday, July 19th! We were joined by friends, colleagues, co-workers, family, and even Spider-Man! We cruised in a Ford Thunderbird, passed out candy, waved colorful flags, and simply enjoyed being a member of the Strongsville business community. Sam Butcher, founder of.

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 those.

June 15

The Married Couple’s Guide to Planning for Medicaid

Attention all Married Couples and Those who may be caring for aging Parents, Relatives, or others with a Spouse: Last month’s newsletter featured an article by Erin Eurenius, our Senior Associate, on the benefits of planning early to protect assets so that single individuals can qualify for Medicaid if health declines and there is a.

June 15

Digital Assets: Who is in control?

Butcher Elder Law strives to help you stay in control of you and your “stuff” even if you become incapacitated. A financial power of attorney document (POA) enables an agent to make legal and financial decisions for you if you are not able to do so yourself. By choosing someone that you trust, and including.

May 22

Common Medicaid Terminology

Medicaid 101 Medicaid can be very complex. It has a language of its own. Here is an explanation of some common Medicaid terminology: Community Spouse – A married individual that does not need Medicaid assistance. Institutionalized Spouse – Is the individual that needs the long-term care assistance whether it is in the home, in an.

May 15

The Single Person’s Guide to Planning for Medicaid

Planning for Medicaid Attention all Individuals, Widows, Widowers, Unmarried Couples: Medicaid is a valuable benefit for individuals and couples to fund medical expenses including home health care, assisted living, and a nursing home. Ohio residents often plan early to protect assets so that they can later qualify for Medicaid and take advantage of the assistance.

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