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Ottawa County Elder Law Attorney

With millions of baby boomers nearing retirement, legal issues regarding nursing home care, estate planning and probate arise more and more frequently. When you need experienced legal guidance for navigating these areas, John A. Brikmanis Law can help. I am an elder law attorney in Ottawa County serving clients throughout the region.


Originally founded by a preeminent local attorney in 1932, my law firm has represented generations of clients for more than 80 years. I will take the time to meet with you, face to face, and address your legal concerns.

As a former clinical psychologist, I utilize interdisciplinary professional skills to help clients feel comfortable and relieved that their representation is in good hands. Additionally, I am experienced and skilled in dealing with guardianship concerns and competency law.

Estate Planning Attorney · Ottawa County, Sandusky County And Beyond

Estate planning is a valuable tool for minimizing probate costs, transferring property quickly and efficiently, utilizing tax advantages and maximizing the benefits your heirs will receive.

I provide legal guidance on all aspects of estate planning, including:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Living wills
  • Transferable on death documents

Medicaid Planning And Nursing Home/Assisted Living

Nursing home care can be exorbitantly expensive. Diligent and early planning is necessary to avoid having your estate swallowed up to pay for nursing home expenses. Likewise, it is important to plan for Medicaid coverage sooner rather than later, since the law provides a five-year look-back period for determining eligibility.

Even if you failed to plan early and nursing home care is imminent, you may still be able to protect your estate. You don't have to lose everything. However, it is critical to consult with an attorney for legal counsel specific to your situation.

Ottawa County's Largest Probate Practice

If you have been named executor of a loved one's estate, you are held to a high legal standard and must provide detailed accountings, appraisals and inventories. If you fail to comply with the law, you could face personal liability, even if you are also an heir.


In Ohio, it is critical to consult with a probate lawyer as soon as possible following the death of a loved one. If you fail to properly file your loved one's will, you run the risk of being disinherited.

I also pursue will contests as well as arrange trust administration.

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To arrange a free consultation, contact me at 419-898-0000.

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John A. Brikmanis Law
139 East Water Street
Oak Harbor, OH 43449
Phone: 419-898-0000
Fax: 419-898-4300
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