The O’Brien Law Firm LLC provides legal representation in Cleveland, Ohio and surrounding areas. For clients who need help with legacy planning, retirement planning, asset protection, and more, our legal team is here to provide the assistance that you need. Your future and your family’s financial security are in your hands, and it is up to you to get the right legal advice to be ready for life’s triumphs and tragedies. Let us help you.
Providing Skilled Legal Representation in Cleveland
Cleveland is an Ohio City that serves as the county seat of Cuyahoga County. Cleveland spans 82.47 miles and is located within the most populated county in the entire state of Ohio. As of the most recent census estimates, Cleveland’s population was 388,072. This puts Cleveland on the list of the top 50 largest cities in the U.S., with Cleveland coming in at number 48 on the list. In Ohio, only Columbus is a bigger city than Cleveland.
Cleveland is bordered by the southern shore of Lake Erie and is home to many outdoor recreational activities, as well as home to cultural attractions such as the Playhouse Square Center, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.
Cleveland was first named in 1796 when Connecticut’s Western Reserve was divided up into townships. It was named after the leader of the Connecticut Land Company, whose name was General Moses Cleveland. Today, Cleveland is also known as the “Forest City” and it is a popular place for people to both live and work within the state of Ohio.
Seniors in Cleveland, Ohio
In Cleveland, the median age of residents is 35.7. However, many Cleveland residents are much older than the median. In total, 12 percent of the population in Cleveland was 65 or older as of the most recent census. Many seniors living in Cleveland live on their own, with 10.7 percent of households made up of a person aged 65 or older who lives alone.
Living in Cleveland provides many opportunities for seniors to take advantage of all that this Ohio City has to offer. As seniors get older, however, many begin to experience health issues or effects of aging that can impact various aspects of life. Living alone or doing routine activities can often become harder for seniors and more help may be needed.
The good news is, there are options available. The Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services helps seniors to learn about and take advantage of a wide variety of programs and services including home support; nutrition and meal assistance; home energy aid programs; and more. The Division of Senior and Adult Services can conduct a benefits checkup to help seniors know what benefits are available to them, and can assist in securing those benefits. The O’Brien Law Firm LLC also provides personalized legal advice to seniors who are in need of extra support.
Courts in Cleveland, Ohio
The O’Brien Law Firm LLC helps with the creation of an estate plan to allow families in Cleveland to inherit wealth and assets quickly and cost-effectively. Often, this means devising an estate plan that reduces the assets that transfer through probate or that makes it possible to avoid the probate process altogether. We also help with incapacity planning to avoid guardianship or conservatorship proceedings.
While we work hard to keep many clients out of court, we are also prepared and ready to represent you when a visit to probate court is needed. Guardianship, probate, and other estate matters must be handled in local courts, which means the Cuyahoga County probate court for those living in Cleveland.
The Cuyahoga County Probate Court is actually located right in Cleveland, Ohio and can be found at 1 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113. The court is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and can be reached via phone at (216) 443-8785 or (216) 443-8895 if you wish to call the main telephone line. The court is closed on holidays.
Get the Estate Planning Help You Need in Cleveland, Ohio
The O’Brien Law Firm LLC is proud to be a trusted Cleveland elder law and estate planning firm. Our experienced attorneys work hard to help people throughout Cleveland build a strong future through smart financial choices and the effective use of legal tools. To learn more about the ways in which our firm can help you with estate planning, incapacity planning, retirement planning, and more, give us a call at (216) 472-1500 or contact us online today.