Thank you for stopping by. Our practice
primarily focuses on the elderly and families with
disabilities. This is a rather new field in the
legal arena known as Elder Law. We work to obtain
Medicaid eligibility for the elderly and disabled.
We also work with attorneys to create special needs
trusts so their clients can maintain Medicaid benefits
after receiving settlement proceeds. We do asset
protection planning, file Medicaid applications and
appear at Medicaid state hearings and appeals for
clients’ throughout Ohio.
As part of that planning, we prepare estate planning
documents, living and family trusts, special needs
trusts, Medicaid trusts, and deeds. We also
represent clients for guardianships and estate
administration. My office services clients mainly
in the central Ohio area, but we do travel to various
cities/areas throughout Ohio (Delaware, Mt. Vernon,
Urbana, Dayton, Lancaster, Chillicothe, to name a few).
We will meet with clients in our office, in their home,
or at a care facility.
Approximately 80% of our clients are referrals from
attorneys throughout the State of Ohio, and through our
memberships with the
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the
Ohio State Bar
Association (OSBA), the
Columbus Bar Association
(CBA), and other affiliations such as Alzheimer’s
Support Group, Gerlach Center,
Central Ohio Area Agency
on Aging (COAAA), etc. Our remaining clients
are referrals from existing clients.
We have 28 years of experience serving the elderly
and disabled communities.
If you are an individual in need of an elder law
attorney, please use the
contact us form and one of our attorneys will get
back with you. If you are an attorney and want to
discuss a client referral or a settlement trust to
obtain or maintain Medicaid benefits or another matter,
us with facts on the case.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Richard T. Taps, Maggie L. Sutton, and
Jessica N. Paulik