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Ohio Estate Planning & Elder Law
HELPING INDIVIDUALS PROTECT THEIR FAMILIES DURING AND AFTER LIFE
Joseph L. Motta Co., LPA is devoted to protecting families from life’s most challenging situations. Our goal is to provide you with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you have planned your affairs so as to avoid the financial disruptions that often accompany death or incapacity. Each client receives our personal attention because we want you to feel comfortable discussing issues that can be emotionally difficult to address. We strive to use our knowledge and expertise to provide you with the best advice on how to protect the ones you love. Call (440) 930-2826 to schedule a free consultation. or visit our local Avon Lake office.
Joseph L. Motta is a proud resident of Avon Lake where he enjoys seeing his clients around the local community. A lifelong resident of the Cleveland area, Joseph L. Motta earned his B.A. from Ohio Northern University and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Motta served as a law clerk to Judge Thomas D. Lambros of the United States District Court for the Northern Ohio District of Ohio. Mr. Motta has practiced in the areas of business and real estate law in addition to estate planning and elder law.
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Click on each of the practice areas to learn more about Estate Planning, Long Term Care & Medicaid Planning, Probate and Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefits, what type of issues to consider in each area and how consulting with a local estate planning and elder law attorney like Joseph L. Motta can help.
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Estate Planning Attorney
Estate planning is not just about your death. Estate planning involves much more than just deciding who will receive your assets at your death. Proper estate planning involves the design and implementation of a strategy to protect your family in the event of incapacity or disability as well as death.
- Planning for Incapacity
- Planning for Death
- Providing for Minor Children
Long Term Care & Medicaid Planning
One of the greatest concerns of seniors and their families is the cost of long term care, especially the cost of nursing home care. Long term care refers to a range of services necessary to meet your personal needs. Most long term care is not medical care, but assistance with the basic personal tasks of everyday life or activities of daily living (ADL’s). This type of assistance is generally referred to as Custodial Care.
- Long Term Care
- Costs of Long Term Care
Probate and Estate Administration Attorney
Probate is the legal process by which assets titled in a decedent’s name are transferred to his or her heirs or beneficiaries. The entire process is supervised by the probate court of the county in which the decedent resided. If the decedent prepared a Will, the probate court will ensure that the directions contained in the Will are properly carried out. If the decedent had no Will or estate planning documents, the probate court will supervise the distribution of the decedent’s property to the persons designated to receive them by Ohio law.
- The admission of the Will to probate
- The notification of all heirs
- The inventory and valuation of the decedent’s assets
- The presentation and payment of claims against the estate
Veteran's Aid & Attendance Benefits
Veterans 65 and older or their surviving spouses may qualify for an Aid and Attendance Pension that can help pay long term care expenses. A qualifying married veteran may receive up to $2,169 per month. This monthly benefit can provide significant assistance to veterans who are in need of long term care.