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The Revised Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, otherwise known as RUFADAA, is a law meant to help fiduciaries (executors, trustees, and agents working with a Power of Attorney) manage the digital assets of an incapacitated or deceased person. This act allows fiduciaries to access digital accounts and manage any issues that come up, while also providing a certain amount of privacy to the owner of the account and protection from legal liabilities for the businesses that provide the digital assets. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Jarvis Law Office
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Retirement years are all about making sure you have enough money to live a comfortable life while also having access to “rainy day funds” to take care of any unforeseen financial difficulties that may arise. That’s why it’s so important to take advantage of the tax deductions that are available for senior citizens, since these deductions can maximize the amount of money you have to use in your retirement. The following are the top four tax deductions for senior citizens: Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Jarvis Law Office
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Claims for retirement benefits after death can be difficult for families if they don’t have the right information. Fortunately, there are steps you can take now to ensure that your retirement accounts pass smoothly to your loved ones when you are gone someday. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Jarvis Law Office
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Advance Healthcare Directives commonly known as a Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney, typically concerns all aspects of health care, including mental health care. However, if you’re concerned about your own or a loved one’s mental health for the future, it may make sense to list out special instructions regarding mental and psychiatric health care to help guide your chosen agent. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Jarvis Law Office
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Retirement opens up many opportunities for people, including the chance to start a new business. A retirement business can provide meaningful activity and the chance to maintain a lifestyle you’re suited to, while at the same time giving you some extra income to enjoy in your second half of life. But where should you begin? Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Jarvis Law Office
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One unfortunate reality of retirement is that you’ll most likely be living on a fixed income, meaning you may have to make adjustments to your lifestyle. Otherwise, your retirement plan may not meet your needs, and you could be left in a desperate situation at a difficult point in your life. One way to avoid this situation is to make a retirement plan that allows you to live within your means. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Jarvis Law Office
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Often, a senior may have difficulty managing their finances at a certain point, and it comes down to their adult children to provide assistance with these matters. It’s important to know what you’re getting into when you begin assisting an elderly parent with their financial affairs, especially if legal intervention is required. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Jarvis Law Office
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One of the most difficult times a person can go through is losing a spouse. Not only is the person faced with grief following their loss, but they must also deal with the financial and legal issues that arise during the probate and estate administration process. One saving grace is that adult children are usually able to assist their older parent during this time. The following are five ways that adult children can help a parent while they attempt to close out their spouse’s estate. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Jarvis Law Office
We have outgrown our St. Clairsville home of 10 years thanks to loyal clients and partners like you. We are excited to announce and celebrate our new office location. Effective April 2nd our new address will be: 121 East Main Street St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950 Our phone number will be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at Jarvis Law Office
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Some would argue that the point of estate planning is to have a Plan B, or a plan for when your first plan doesn’t go as anticipated. Sometimes heirs and designated beneficiaries don’t live to benefit from an estate, or they do something that makes them no longer qualified to benefit. Thus, an alternate beneficiary would benefit, if named, to ensure nothing is left to chance. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at Jarvis Law Office
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Medicaid planning is a daunting process due to the complexities surrounding Medicaid eligibility requirements. Strict asset and income limits must be maintained, and penalties resulting in loss of coverage or money owed to the state can occur if the planning is not done correctly. If you may receive Medicaid in the future, it’s best to consult with an experienced Ohio elder law attorney to make sure your strategies are sound. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2018 at Jarvis Law Office
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The Power of Attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents you can have since it allows another person to make financial decisions for you. However, just because you have a Power of Attorney doesn’t mean it will always work when you need it to. Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2018 at Jarvis Law Office
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It’s an unfortunate fact that once you pass away, it will be someone else’s responsibility to wrap up your affairs. This can be a daunting and arduous task for your executor if he or she does not know where your important documents are kept, what types of financial accounts you have, or how to access everyday things like your internet passwords or home security PIN number. Providing directions to your executor in the event of your death can make a very difficult time a bit easier, and will go a long way to helping your estate close in an orderly, efficient fashion. Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2018 at Jarvis Law Office
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There are a number of benefit programs available for senior citizens in the United States, especially if they lack financial resources. However, one benefit is available to only a select group of people – VA Health Care Benefits. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Jarvis Law Office
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It can be a difficult situation when you suspect your parent is not capable of living on their own anymore. This is a person you’ve looked up to your whole life for guidance and strength, and now they are entering a stage of life where they may be losing the ability to care for themselves. It’s not easy for either you or your parent to address the situation,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at Jarvis Law Office
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It is the goal of many senior citizens to stay in their own home as long as they can. However, as physical abilities decline and health problems mount, it’s not always a possibility. Long-term health care within the confines of a senior’s home is a solution, but it must fit in with a senior’s individual situation. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at Jarvis Law Office
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Probate is an expensive, time consuming, and public process that concerns solely-owned assets held by a decedent at the time of their death. Here are some of the issues to keep in mind when seeking to avoid probate in Ohio. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at Jarvis Law Office
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It’s an unfortunate fact of aging that most seniors will require a stay at a long-term care center. Some stays are brief, such as when a nursing home is necessary for rehabilitation. Others are more permanent, especially in cases of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. If you are struggling with finding and paying for the right long-term care center for your parent in Ohio, here are some things you need to know. Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2017 at Jarvis Law Office
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Long-term care insurance is often marketed as providing protection against the high costs associated with skilled nursing facilities and other long-term care. The problem is that long-term care insurance comes with many restrictions and requirements and may only provide a certain amount of protection from long-term care costs—sometimes less than what you may have spent in insurance premiums. Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at Jarvis Law Office
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Will contests can occur when a family member or other beneficiary receives less of a share of their inheritance, or were completely written out of a last will and testament, and feel that the decisions regarding their inheritance render the will invalid. A case is brought in the probate court, and the validity of the will is determined by a judge. Will contests.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2017 at Jarvis Law Office
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Most people know about estate planning basics: documents like the last will and testament, power of attorney, living will, and sometimes a living trust. While these documents provide protection and peace of mind both before and after death, they still don’t make up an entire, complete estate plan. The following are five ways you can make your estate plan more comprehensive. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2017 at Jarvis Law Office
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No one wants to think about what happens after they die. Unfortunately, it’s a fact of life – and a lack of preparation and planning for that eventuality could cause serious problems for family members and executors. Putting your affairs in order before you pass away can help your loved ones navigate a difficult process, especially at a time when they are dealing with grief and other issues. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Jarvis Law Office
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Caring for a sick parent can be cause for extreme stress by itself. Add in family issues and work concerns, and the situation can become unbearable. However, there are options available to help ease the burden for caretakers during these tough times. One of these options is the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Jarvis Law Office
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Remarrying later in life can bring many joys, but it can also come with its share of issues and challenges. In a blended family situation, many people want to leave legacies for their children and grandchildren, but may also want their new spouse and perhaps even their spouse’s family to be taken care of. It’s a delicate topic that can lead to resentment, even for the most understanding families, so great care should be taken when planning for a blended family. Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at Jarvis Law Office
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Ohio special needs lawyer helps you create a plan for your inheritance and still legally qualify for your SSDI benefits. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Jarvis Law Office