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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 list by Columbus Business First

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 […]
December 26, 2019

Updating Your Estate and Retirement Plans After the SECURE Act

This week, the SECURE Act passed and will bring changes to how you plan for your heirs and for your retirement. The new law takes effect January 1, 2020. This article provides a good summary of the changes included in the SECURE Act. Here is a quick outline of those changes: The required minimum distribution […]
December 19, 2019

Seniors May Want to Add Apple AirPods to their Christmas Wishlist

Though it may seem an unlikely gift for seniors, Apple AirPods offer a little-known feature to amplify sound.  The function – called Live Listen – can serve as a low-grade hearing aid.  Taps & Sutton recently became aware of this feature when one of our clients used this feature during a meeting at our office. […]
December 2, 2019
Richard Taps selected to Super Lawyers list and Maggie Sutton selected to Rising Stars list

Richard Taps selected to Super Lawyers list and Maggie Sutton selected to Rising Stars list

Richard Taps has been selected to the 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Maggie Sutton has been selected to the 2020 Ohio Rising Stars List. Each year, no more than […]
August 21, 2019

Richard Taps and Robert Rafferty recognized by Best Lawyers® and Taps & Sutton, LLC named a Tier 3 Columbus “Best Law Firm”

Richard Taps has again been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© for Elder Law. Richard has been included in the publication since 2007. Robert Rafferty has also been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© for Trusts and Estates, and he has been included in the publication since 2006. Taps & Sutton, LLC has […]
March 7, 2019
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

“Improvement Standard” not appropriate for Medicare coverage

Many patients, and more importantly, many medical providers, still don’t know that the “improvement standard” is no longer an appropriate measure for Medicare’s coverage of skilled nursing and rehabilitative services for patients. Frequently, Medicare providers deny or stop treatment of patients who are no longer improving from therapy or skilled nursing services. This “improvement standard” […]
January 25, 2019

Winter Weather Advisory – Be Mindful of Seniors During Winter Conditions

By now, Ohioans are not surprised by the unpredictable winter weather that can blow through on any given day.  It seems like our recent fortune has brought us weather systems that dump inches of snow and ice. Though it can be a beautiful sight, snow and ice pose a risk for all of us.  Driving […]
November 30, 2018

Taps & Sutton selected as a “Best Law Firm”

Taps & Sutton is proud to announce that the firm has been selected as a “Best Law Firm” by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers.  You can view the press release and view our ranking here.  The firm name has not been updated and appears as our old name (The Law Office of Richard T. Taps).
June 28, 2018
Reverse Mortgages

Reverse Mortgages: What are they and how can they be used in long-term planning?

If you watch evening television, you’ve probably seen a commercial for reverse mortgages.  Henry Winkler tells you about the great deal you can get by obtaining a reverse mortgage on your home.  Some of the claims seem to be too good to be true and people tend to be suspicious of reverse mortgages. In reality, […]
June 4, 2018
Estate Planning

Estate Planning for Young Adults

Turning 18 is a great milestone – the first steps of adulthood likely include graduating high school and heading off to college.  Young adults can vote and get into casinos.  They are also tasked with making responsible financial decisions and taking care of their health. Parents sometimes forget that all parental authority ends when the […]
May 29, 2018
VA Aid and Attendance benefits

VA Aid and Attendance benefits

Medicaid can be a great resource to help seniors pay for the cost of long-term care.  Sometimes, a couple or individual may have too much money to qualify for Medicaid or may only need a small amount of extra income to cover the cost of their care.  This is especially true if the senior is […]