Benjamin Baird de Forest II

Benjamin Baird de Forest II

Self Empoyed -Owner

Massillon, OH

  • user-graduate Education Ohio Northern University
  • Experience 38 years of experience year
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Practice Areas

Elder Law
Estate Planning
Elder Law

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Ohio
    Since 1984


I AM AVAILABLE TO MEET WITH FAMILY AT NURSING HOME OR RESIDENCE. SERVING STARK, SUMMIT, PORTAGE, and MEDINA COUNTIES.I have been in practice 34 years with the last 25 years focused in the area of Elder Law, seeking to assist families with the sometimes daunting questions about Nursing Home Admissions and how to pay for care while also protecting as much of the family nest egg as possible.Proper planning can require execution of the right legal documents, structuring assets, making gifts to ultimately benefit the children or other heirs, assisting in finding a proper Nursing Home, maximizing the assets and lifestyle of the "well" spouse at home, protecting assets from Medicaid Estate Recovery after Medicaid is achieved and planning for other end of life issues.It is almost always better to plan early but it is also NEVER too late to plan even if the individual is about to enter the Facility or has ALREADY entered the facility. Generally speaking at least somewhere around 60% to 70% or more of the "Over-Resourced" amount can be protected, if not more, through the right techniques.It is a rewarding area to guide families through the maze of Medicaid and to protect as much of their hard earned wealth as possible.I am able to meet family at the Nursing Facility, Assisted Living Facility or the family residence. Or if the Children wish to meet with me privately first to discuss things that can be done as well.

Professional Experience

  • Attorney at Law
    Benjamin B deForest
    1984 - Current

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar


  • Ohio Northern University
    1980 - 1983


  • The Ubiquitous Power of Attorney
    June, 2011