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Elder Law

Practical and Common Sense Legal Solutions
Estate Planning

While it is never pleasant to think about the finite nature of life important to plan for the unexpected. Planning your estate could greatly reduce the stress and financial burden of your family members after you pass away.
Many options are available to avoid probate and benefit your heirs with correct planning.

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A legal guardian is someone who is appointed by the probate court to make legal decisions for another person who is determined to be incapacitated under state law.. We represent individuals seeking to establish a legal guardianship, and also defend against petitions filed against others.

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Medicaid Planning

Despite severe restrictions imposed by Federal Law and regulations it is possible to plan for Medicaid eligibility. Customized strategies may be employed to redirect assets to a spouse and to protect a homestead for the benefit of family memebers,
If you or a loved one is trying to receive benefits from Medicaid, it is important to complete the process correctly, otherwise you may be denied the benefits that you deserve.

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Power of Attorney

A durable Power of Attorney is an important piece of a comprehensive plan. However, power of attorney can be abused.
We carefully counsel clients on the selection of an appropriate agent as well as the specific powers that should be included in the document.

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Probate & Estate Administration

We represent feduciaries and family memebers to file or contest probate of a decendents estate.
We strive to make the process as easy and efficient as possible, all with the goal of relieving stress during a difficult time.

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A trust was traditionally used to minimize estate taxes.
They are now used in a wide variety of estate plans to provide for long term management of family assets or controlled distribution to inexperienced beneficiaries.

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A Will is the backbone and foundation of an estate plan. While we counsel clients on the avoidance of probate. We still suggest clients establish a will to designate a personal representative to handle affairs, establish the beneficiaries of assets and in the case of young famalies, nominate guardians for minor children.

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Meet Our Attorneys

Detail-oriented and experienced representation
Sherrille D. Akin

Admitted to practice in Florida, Sherri is a native DeLandite and assists clients with estate planning, probate, guardianship, and trust administration.

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Dain Akin

Dain C. Akin relocated from Westerville, Ohio to DeLand in 2017 and joined his wife Sherri Akin as a
member of Akin Law P.A.  Dain received his Master of Laws in Taxation in 1990..

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What our clients think of us

I live in the state of Pennsylvania and my father recently passed away. As Executrix and beneficiary of my father's estate I wasn't sure how it would play out from a remote location. I searched for Ohio based lawyers and she was one of the first to pop up. After carefully reading the wonderful reviews online, I felt confident she was the one. I was right. She has managed to explain step by step in the greatest detail the process of settling a deceased loved one's property. She is very kind and honest and has provided unbelievable guidance thru the whole process. I would recommend her in a heartbeat. Thanks again Sherrille!

Megan September 14, 2012

In my particular case, I'd contacted Sherrille in what I deemed to have been the 11th hour. There were more than a few complications. When I first contacted her, she didn't make any promises other than to do her best. She immersed herself in the case, adroitly using her expert knowledge, and brought the case to a successful conclusion. Sherrille is compassionate and she is a great listener. She guided me through this difficult time and at no point did I lose confidence.

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Gloria March 16, 2012

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If you or a loved one are in need of legal assistance, do not hesitate to contact the team at Akin Law P.A.
by submitting this contact form or by calling (386) 738-5599 .
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