Elder Law

Is A Cotrustee Really Necessary?

Let's face it...as we age, we need help. Admittedly, many of us need help despite not having aged!

I recently finished an emergency job requiring a quick amendment to a trust to enable a client's children to sign checks for her because Client had a debilitating stroke. Client signed her trust about 15 years ago when she was 70ish and quite capable of handling things herself. I wish that Client had come in for periodic reviews so that we could have suggested her adding cotrustees with her.

Attorney Nancy A. Roberson Brings Her Expertise to University of Dayton

Roberson Law is honored to have the firm's president teaching the highest level Elder Law course offered at UD School of Law. Starting January 7, 2019, Nancy Roberson will be teaching a capstone graduate course with Attorney Judy LaMusga on the subject of Elder Law. We are proud of Nancy for having the determination to take on this new job responsibility while continuing to practice law and serve her clients.

Elder Law Update: What You Should Know About Adult Protective Services

We get a good amount of calls in our office about elder abuse or elder neglect. Many times the call comes from a professional who calls about a client of his or hers who appears to be in distress and has no family or friends to assist. When we get these calls, we almost always refer the person to Adult Protective Services (APS).

Don't Get Caught With An Outdated POA

As many of our clients already know, a comprehensive general durable power of attorney is an effective estate planning tool to authorize another person to act on one’s behalf in the event of disability or incapacity.  In an effort to improve the usefulness of a power of attorney (“POA”), the laws regarding powers of attorney under the Ohio Revised Code were revised in March of 2012, in order to offer additional safeguards against abuse by the agent appointed in the POA and encourage third party acceptance.  

May is National Elder Law Month

National Elder Law Month is sponsored by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), a group of Elder Law Attorneys of which our firm is a member. During Elder Law Month, NAELA members across the country offer public seminars, workshops, and other activities designed to educate the public. All of the attorneys at our firm will be speaking for these types of events every week during the month of May at various locations. Following is a list of all the events where our attorneys will be speaking this month.
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