Elder Law Attorney
Serving all of Northeast Ohio
Elder Law Planning & Services
Elder Law encompasses so many aspects of life that change as you or your loved one ages. It can be confusing to determine what services you need and how to get them. Heather Moseman is an attorney that has decades of experience helping individuals and their families navigate the aging process from estate planning, to long term care and Medicaid planning to guardianship and the process to transfer assets upon death. Moseman Law Offices, offers a wide range of services to support you and your loved ones as you begin to plan for the end of life or support you as you navigate probate and estate challenges. Learn more about the elder law services we provide below and contact us to set up a consultation.
Heather Moseman will help you determine the best option for you or your loved one based on current assets and how you’d like them to be distributed after death. There are several options available to ensure that upon your death your assets shall be distributed as you desire. These include trusts, Wills, living wills, powers of attorney, transfer on death designations and more, to ensure your family doesn’t have to endure a tedious and stressful probate process.
Long Term Care
Heather Moseman recommends all individuals and families develop a long-term care plan to take the stress out of the later stages of life so you can truly enjoy them. No one wants to spend their later years worrying about how they will support themselves or their loved ones in the case of a sudden disability or natural aging. Moseman Law Office can help you make a plan to protect as much of your assets as possible while helping you qualify for government assistance programs like Medicaid that can defray some of the costs of care. The earlier you start planning for your care as you age the more options you have to protect your assets. Moseman Law Office’s creative planning solutions will provide you and your loved ones with peace of mind, regardless of what happens during the final phases of your life.
If you or your family member needs to apply for Medicaid benefits a sound plan established can protect some or all of your assets from the ‘spend down’ required before you are eligible to receive Medicaid benefits. Ohio Medicaid has a five (5) year look back for transfers made in anticipation of securing Medicaid benefits. It is important to seek the assistance of an experienced attorney who can help with the entire Medicaid process, from initial eligibility assessments to submitting your application and supporting you in maintaining Medicaid eligibility. Medicaid is a government program that helps cover medical costs for people with limited income and covers services beyond Medicare, including nursing homes and assisted living services. While qualifying for assistance and completing the application process can be challenging, Moseman Law Office has worked through each of these steps with our clients and will ensure we have identified the best long-term care options for you and your financial well-being.
If you or a loved one is living with a disability, our attorney can help you plan for a secure future with our special needs and disability planning services. We can help you establish special needs trusts or other solutions that ensure the individual and their family are protected for the future, both personally and financially. If you are a disabled individual or have a disabled family member who is about to receive funds either from an inheritance or a settlement Heather Moseman can assist you in protecting as much of the assets received as possible. Planning in anticipation of funds is important to not only maintaining the funds for your use but also to ensuring the continued receipt of benefits from government assistance programs like Social Security disability and Medicaid.
Heather Moseman is an experienced elder law attorney who can provide support with guardianship of a family member or loved one. Guardianship is used when a minor or individual is not able to manage their personal or financial affairs on their own. If determined by a court, another individual can be appointed as their guardian to help them take care of themselves and their property. The application process can be confusing and daunting. Once an individual has been appointed as a Guardian by the Court there are many steps that need to be taken to ascertain and gather the assets of the person over whom guardianship has been granted and report to the Court regarding same. Further, there are decisions to be made regarding the care and residence of the person over whom guardianship has been granted. Moseman Law Office has decades of experience helping Guardians successfully navigate the requirements of guardianship.