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Phillip T. Wylkan

Law Office of Philip T. Wylkan

Phillip T. Wylkan

Law Office of Philip T. Wylkan

Phillip T. Wylkan

Law Office of Philip T. Wylkan

As the sole proprietor in the Law Offices of Phillip T. Wylkan Law Firm, Phillip prepares comprehensive estate plans incorporating such documents as revocable and irrevocable trusts, wills, pour over wills, various powers of attorney as well as deeds and documents which assist clients with all of their Medicaid and Estate Planning needs. He also works extensively in Trust Administration. As a certified attorney specializing in Elder Law and Estate Planning since 2011, Phillip is an expert in his field and has met rigorous standards while adding continuing legal education, maintaining good standing, and completing recertification every six years. In Northwest Ohio he is currently the only C.E.L.A. in practice.  

Attorney Wylkan enjoys public speaking on such topics as Medicaid, Estate Planning, and current Elder Law issues with professionals, civic groups, and the public to help keep dialogue open in these important matters.

Phillip T. Wylkan received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy from Rutgers University and his Juris Doctorate from Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon. During law school, he worked for the both the Oregon Department of Justice and later as a court certified student prosecutor at Multnomah County Prosecutor’s Office, engaging in extensive trial work. Phillip T. Wylkan became a member of the Ohio State Bar in November 2005. After working in general practice for two years, he joined the Hall Law Firm in August 2008. He began to immerse himself in the subjects of elder law, estate planning, and probate. 

Attorney Wylkan is a member of Lawyers with Purpose (LWP). LWP assists attorneys across the country by serving as a catalyst for systemized legal success and value learning, possibility, respect, and community.

Attorney Wylkan believes that “by gaining an understanding of our clients’ lives, loves, and their desire to leave a legacy, we learn together how to effectively plan for control, growth, and preservation of assets, both personal and financial. Our clients’ ‘Life-plan,’ will be an expression of love for their own life, as well as the individuals and institutions they care about most.”

Committed to providing their clients with the highest quality estate planning services and trust administration, the Law Offices of Phillip T. Wylkan Law Firm staff assist Attorney Wylkan and our clients with meeting their goals in regards to wills, trusts, health care power of attorney, Medicaid and Medicare planning, tax planning and qualified retirement plan distribution, organ donations, powers of attorney and federal, estate and gift tax returns. Their first priority is to meet their clients’ needs with compassion and professionalism.

 

Firm Description

Estate Planning

Learn more about estate planning so you can secure your future and leave the kind of legacy you’ve dreamed of for your family.

Estate Administration

Get expert, compassionate guidance with trust administration and the probate process after the loss of a loved one.

Long Term Care

Talk to us about how to plan for the expenses of long-term care, such as residence in an assisted living community or nursing home. 

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1430 Oak Harbor Road
Fremont, OH 43420

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Medicaid 101
What Medicaid Covers

In addition to nursing home care, Medicaid may cover home care and some care in an assisted living facility. Coverage in your state may depend on waivers of federal rules.

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How to Qualify for Medicaid

To be eligible for Medicaid long-term care, recipients must have limited incomes and no more than $2,000 (in most states). Special rules apply for the home and other assets.

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Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

Spouses of Medicaid nursing home residents have special protections to keep them from becoming impoverished.

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What Medicaid Covers

In addition to nursing home care, Medicaid may cover home care and some care in an assisted living facility. Coverage in your state may depend on waivers of federal rules.

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How to Qualify for Medicaid

To be eligible for Medicaid long-term care, recipients must have limited incomes and no more than $2,000 (in most states). Special rules apply for the home and other assets.

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Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

Spouses of Medicaid nursing home residents have special protections to keep them from becoming impoverished.

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Medicaid Planning Strategies

Careful planning for potentially devastating long-term care costs can help protect your estate, whether for your spouse or for your children.

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Estate Recovery: Can Medicaid Take My House After I’m Gone?

If steps aren't taken to protect the Medicaid recipient's house from the state’s attempts to recover benefits paid, the house may need to be sold.

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Help Qualifying and Paying for Medicaid, Or Avoiding Nursing Home Care

There are ways to handle excess income or assets and still qualify for Medicaid long-term care, and programs that deliver care at home rather than in a nursing home.

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Are Adult Children Responsible for Their Parents’ Care?

Most states have laws on the books making adult children responsible if their parents can't afford to take care of themselves.

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Applying for Medicaid

Applying for Medicaid is a highly technical and complex process, and bad advice can actually make it more difficult to qualify for benefits.

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Alternatives to Medicaid

Medicare's coverage of nursing home care is quite limited. For those who can afford it and who can qualify for coverage, long-term care insurance is the best alternative to Medicaid.

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ElderLaw 101
Estate Planning

Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Grandchildren

Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Guardianship/Conservatorship

Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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Estate Planning

Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Grandchildren

Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Guardianship/Conservatorship

Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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Long-Term Care Insurance

Understand the ins and outs of insurance to cover the high cost of nursing home care, including when to buy it, how much to buy, and which spouse should get the coverage.

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Medicare

Learn who qualifies for Medicare, what the program covers, all about Medicare Advantage, and how to supplement Medicare’s coverage.

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Retirement Planning

We explain the five phases of retirement planning, the difference between a 401(k) and an IRA, types of investments, asset diversification, the required minimum distribution rules, and more.

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Senior Living

Find out how to choose a nursing home or assisted living facility, when to fight a discharge, the rights of nursing home residents, all about reverse mortgages, and more.

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Social Security

Get a solid grounding in Social Security, including who is eligible, how to apply, spousal benefits, the taxation of benefits, how work affects payments, and SSDI and SSI.

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Special Needs Planning

Learn how a special needs trust can preserve assets for a person with disabilities without jeopardizing Medicaid and SSI, and how to plan for when caregivers are gone.

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Veterans Benefits

Explore benefits for older veterans, including the VA’s disability pension benefit, aid and attendance, and long-term care coverage for veterans and surviving spouses.

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