I began my Elder Law journey long before I went to law school and became an attorney.... more
I began my Elder Law journey long before I went to law school and became an attorney. In fact, I grew up in a household fishing alongside my grandfather, cooking alongside my grandmother, laughing with my uncle and aunt, and being disciplined by my father and mother. My earliest memories are of these times spent listening to stories of how my grandparents lost their home during the depression a... view profile
Attorney Adel is one of only 22 attorneys in Ohio certified as an Elder Law... more
Attorney Adel is one of only 22 attorneys in Ohio certified as an Elder Law Specialist by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF). NELF is approved by the Ohio Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists and by the American Bar Association. Attorney Adel has also been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and is accredited by the De... view profile
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.