Newsletter Articles

November 22

A Great Time to Plan for the Entire Family

by Samuel V. Butcher, Esq Estate planning – the creation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney for healthcare and financial matters, and consideration of end-of-life decision-making, is not all about what happens after you die. There is a narrative to each of our lives. The most important part of your planning may be how your.

October 24

Looking Out For Aging Veterans

by Samuel V. Butcher Esq   What Can We Do for Veterans and their Spouses? We, like so many of our clients, have close personal connections to many of the unsung heroes who served our country bravely as members of the U.S. Armed Forces. We’re also proud of some very special family members who are.

September 13

FAQ: The Value of a Special Needs Trust

by Samuel V. Butcher, Esq As an advocate and guardian for your family member with a developmental or intellectual disability, it is important to understand and determine if you should pursue a Special Needs Trust. What is a Special Needs Trust? A Special Needs Trust (SNT) is a trust established as a source for funds.

August 23

Don’t Let Estate Planning Anxieties Unravel Your Blended Marriage

by Samuel V. Butcher, Esq Maggie continued working after the untimely death of her late husband Tom, more out of a need for socialization than stability. She could easily have retired in her mid-forties on the money she and Tom had socked away along with Tom’s generous life insurance proceeds. Maggie’s biggest concern was helping.

July 14

Ohio Prescription Drug Ballot Issue – What’s all the Hubbub?

  by Samuel V. Butcher, Esq. When Ohioans vote this November they will be asked to cast their ballot for or against a healthcare initiative that, if enacted, would create a new state statute forbidding the State of Ohio, through its various state agencies and programs, from paying more for prescription drugs than the lowest.

June 15

Butcher Elder Law’s Top Eleven Tips for Picking a Financial Advisor

  The United Nations designated June 15, 2017 to be World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The day is meant to focus on the “health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world” when “the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations”. [1].

April 7

The earlier you plan, the more assets we can protect

Have you filed your 2016 taxes yet? You might be interested to know that long-term care costs – and even long-term care insurance – can be deducted. That includes nursing and assisted living fees, out-of-pocket medical and hospital costs, transportation and doctors’ bills, dentists and other medical expenses. Our recent blog post outlines the average.