Mahaffey & Associates, LLC
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  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: July 30, 2018

Lawyers can sometimes seem to be speaking another language. Nowhere is this truer than in elder law and estate planning. For example: Do you need an inter vivos trust? What is a “pour over” will? What’s the difference between an irrevocable and revocable trust? A living trust involves all the above. But the concept is relatively straightforward, when you cut…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: July 9, 2018

Shoplifting is a term that is seemly lax in society. When you think of this criminal activity, innocent scenarios might come to mind: like a 6-year-old boy sticking a lollipop into his pocket at the gas station, or a teenage girl walking out of a department store with a pair of earrings. According to Ohio law, shoplifting is theft and…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: April 28, 2018

As you get older, it is necessary to undertake some estate planning responsibilities. When you think of an estate plan, you probably think of a will, trust or beneficiary designations on your life insurance or retirement accounts. However, a crucial aspect of your estate plan you should not overlook is a health care directive. Putting your medical wishes in writing…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: April 27, 2018

One of the last things you would want to happen to an aging parent is for them to be targets of a scammer or unscrupulous person in a position of trust. Unfortunately, this scenario is all too common for senior citizens in Ohio and elsewhere. According to the National Adult Protective Services Association, one out of every 20 elderly Americans…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: April 17, 2018

When you file for bankruptcy, the first thing your attorney will probably tell you is to refer all of your creditors to the office. That’s one headache you shouldn’t have anymore. This is why it can be so confusing and frustrating when a creditor pops up again after the bankruptcy is over and finally discharged. That’s not supposed to happen…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: April 6, 2018

It’s definitely a case of “winning the battle but losing the war,” for a convicted sexual offender in Ohio. The man, a former attorney, was convicted in 2014 of several sexual offenses, many involving former clients. He was convicted of a total of nine charges, including one rape charge and one kidnapping charge — but acquitted of two other charges…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: March 22, 2018

If you are stopped somewhere by the police — say, while walking down the street — do you know what your rights actually are? Most people really don’t. While a lot of people know that they have a right to remain silent when arrested to avoid self-incrimination, the rest of their rights are somewhat of a mystery. This is what…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: March 19, 2018

If your spouse has been diagnosed with dementia, you are likely wondering how it affects your estate planning. Is long-term care in the future? If so, how will you pay for it? Can you update your estate plan? Depending on the level of dementia, your spouse may be able to handle some or all aspects of his or her planning.…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: March 12, 2018

Medicaid can be extremely helpful for covering your nursing home costs. But getting coverage to pay for your long-term care is not always simple. It can be difficult to understand the rules, especially with a lot of misinformation out there about the program. Knowing the truth about Medicaid is crucial to obtaining the benefits you need. Three common myths about…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: March 2, 2018

Does getting a traffic ticket equal a one-way ticket out of the country as well? If you’re an undocumented immigrant or an immigrant with any potential for deportation in Ohio, it could. Attorneys for criminal defendants in various traffic courts and mayor’s courts in small towns throughout Ohio are reporting that armed agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are…Read More

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