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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
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Ohio estate planning attorney explains the difference between an executor and a power of attorney and what role they each play in your estate plan. Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at Jarvis Law Office
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Ohio will and trust lawyer discusses choosing an executor for your will and when it is and is not advantageous to choose co-executors. Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at Jarvis Law Office
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Ohio estate planning attorney Tim Jarvis talks about estate planning and lists common mistakes people make in the process and how you can avoid them. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Jarvis Law Office
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Ohio probate lawyer Tim Jarvis discusses joint tenancy and some important things to consider before adding an adult child as co-owner to any of your bank accounts or assets. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Jarvis Law Office
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Ohio elder law attorney advises caregivers to consider respite care and part of their caregiving plan. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Jarvis Law Office
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Ohio estate planning attorney Tim Jarvis explains how to choose your Healthcare Power of Attorney when you have multiple children, along with several considerations when deciding. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Jarvis Law Office
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Ohio estate planning attorney discusses the Letter of Intent as an important and unique part of your special needs planning in hio. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at Jarvis Law Office
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Ohio will and trust attorney gives a list of actions that could leave your will vulnerable if you are disinheriting a child. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at Jarvis Law Office