April 19, 2018
Medicaid Estate Recovery

Medicaid 101: Part 12 – Medicaid Estate Recovery

The posts in this blog series have focused on Medicaid eligibility criteria, important concepts, and planning options.  The final post for this series addresses Medicaid estate recovery. Beginning January 1, 1995, Ohio implemented the Medicaid estate recovery program, which is mandated by federal law.  The Medicaid estate recovery program seeks repayment from the individual’s assets […]
April 26, 2018
ABLE Accounts for Blind and Disabled Individuals

ABLE Accounts for Blind and Disabled Individuals

In December 2014, the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) became law.  The law allows a disabled individual to create an account to save money for the individual’s disability expenses.  The account will not affect the individual’s Social Security or Medicaid benefits. Eligibility for ABLE Accounts An individual qualifies to have an ABLE account […]
May 3, 2018
documents from Probate Creditors

Probate Creditors: Are you liable for your deceased loved one’s debts?

When a loved one dies, one of the first questions spouses and children have is “Am I liable for the deceased person’s debts?” The answer, generally, is “no.” Heirs and next of kin do not have personal liability for the deceased person’s debts.  However, the deceased individual’s estate may be liable for properly-presented claims. In […]
May 11, 2018

Guardianships in Ohio

Most people understand the concept of a guardian when talking about minor children.  Minor children need consent from parents or their guardian to participate in sports and receive medical treatment. But beyond minor children, when is a guardianship needed?  What does the guardian of an adult do? When is a guardianship needed? In most instances, […]