Medicaid Eligibility

Individual planning to assist people in becoming eligible for Medicaid.

Estate Planning

Estate planning and trusts, including living, family, special needs, and Medicaid.

Probate and Estates

Administering estates and providing representation at guardianship hearings.

We Wrote the Book!

We literally wrote the book on Ohio Medicaid planning and eligibility. We are authors of the Ohio Medicaid Manual, which is considered the leading resource for
attorneys across the state of Ohio.

Each year, we publish an updated version of the book, and we host a seminar to educate attorneys on the Medicaid regulations and how they can help their clients qualify for Medicaid. Since 2008, we have trained hundreds of attorneys practicing in this area.

We have over 30 years of experience serving the elderly and disabled communities, so we know how the rules have changed and how the Ohio Department of Medicaid looks at cases.

If you are an individual in need of an elder law attorney, please use the contact us form and one of our attorneys will get back with you. If you are an attorney and want to discuss a client referral, please call or email us with the facts of the case.


713 South Front Street
Columbus, Ohio  43206
Telephone:  (614) 443-8000
Facsimile:    (614) 443-8106


Richard T. Taps, Esq.
[email protected]

Maggie L. Sutton, Esq.
[email protected]

Jessica N. Roshon, Esq.
[email protected]

Robert C. Rafferty, Esq.
[email protected]


May 7, 2020

Stimulus Check: Does it Affect Medicaid, and What if the Recipient is Deceased?

By now, many people have received the Economic Impact Payment (stimulus check) from the IRS.  This has raised two big questions for our clients: 1. Will this payment affect my SSI or Medicaid benefits? 2. What if the payment was received by a deceased person? 1.  Will the stimulus check affect my SSI or Medicaid […]
March 5, 2020

Less Taxing IRS Forms for Seniors

Nobody likes tax season, but tax time can especially be a struggle for seniors needing to file an income tax return. For many seniors, the cost of paying a tax preparer can be overwhelming, and the tax forms are not necessarily easy to read or complete without the help of a computer or a professional […]
February 27, 2020

Taps & Sutton named #20 on the Law Firms: Central Ohio Largest Family Law Practices

On February 7, 2020, Columbus Business First published its Law Firms: Largest Central Ohio Family Law Practices list. As the list states, family law often refers to divorce and custody issues. However, Columbus Business First incorporates other issues, including “adoptions, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, elder law, probate and estate planning.” Taps & Sutton is honored […]

COVID-19 Update

In accordance with recommendations by the CDC and State of Ohio, we ask individuals who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear a mask while in the building.  We will continue to offer meetings in person or via Zoom to accommodate our clients’ needs.