Navigating Life Through Planning and Advocacy
Who we are & What we can do for you
Schraff Thomas Law LLC is a full service elder law firm. Our areas of practice include estate planning, wills, trusts, guardianships, nursing home negligence, advance directives, probate, Medicaid and long term planning, and probate litigation.
Estate and Trust planning is the process of anticipating and arranging, during a person’s life, for the management and disposal of that person’s estate during the person’s life and at and after death.
Estate Administration is the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person, resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person’s
property to his heirs and/or beneficiaries.
Guardianships involve managing and caring for an incapacitated person’s care and estate when he or she becomes unable to care for his or her own person and/or property.
Long Term Care Planning is the process of assisting clients with preserving and protecting their assets in the event they need assistance with long term care at an assisted living facility or skilled nursing facility, and ensuring their eligibility, if applicable, for Medicaid and/or Veterans Benefits.
Special Needs Planning pertains to protecting the financial future of a disabled family member by establishing a trust so that a loved one can continue to receive governmental benefits.
Probate and Trust Litigation most commonly involves will and trust contest proceedings, contested guardianships, breach of trust actions, will and trust construction actions, and power of attorney abuses.
Meet our Principal Attorneys
Patricia J. Schraff
Pat is one of only twenty-four Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA) in the State of Ohio experienced in Complex Estate and Trust Planning, Long Term Care Planning and Medicaid
John P. Thomas
John is an experienced trial attorney focusing his practice on Probate and Trust Litigation, Estate Planning, and Administration