Dell Burtis Law Blog

Monday, May 19, 2014

Social Security: What Every Woman Should Know

For any woman nearing retirement age, deciding which elections to make for Social Security benefits can be a daunting task. We came across a helpful publication called "Social Security: What Every Woman Should Know". ( Your financial planner can also be a great resource when making these important decisions.  Of course, we are willing to help if you have questions about the legal aspects of your decision.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Real Estate Scam Alert

A company is sending out notices offering to get copies of legal documents for people for $83 to $87 each. They are targeting anyone who has filed any type of document at the Seneca County Recorder's Office recently; including deeds, mortgages, leases, etc.

If you recently filed a deed, mortgage or other document at the Recorder's Office, you probably already have a copy and don't need another one. If you need one and don't have it, you can go to the Recorder's Office yourself - they only charge $1 (not $87!). If you receive a notice and you're not sure what to do, call us and we'll look into it. A copy of one of the notices is below.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Professional Title Services, Ltd. - our title company

Many of our clients don’t know that we have a title insurance company, Professional Title Services, Ltd.  Paul and I own the company and one of us will personally oversee each closing.  All closings take place in our office.  Through the title company, we can provide our clients a full range of real estate services, including title searches and title insurance.  We conduct closings for several local banks.  So, if you’re buying or re-financing, we can handle all of the paperwork for you.  For more information, contact Cindy in our office at 419.447.6181 or ask your banker if Professional Title Services, Ltd. can do your closing.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Long-term-care insurance

There was an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal recently on long-term-care insurance.  The article sounded an alarm for people who have, or are interested in, long-term-care insurance.  Here are a few of the comments in the article:

The long-term-insurance industry now is shrinking, premiums are soaring and there is no fix in sight.
[I]nsurers underestimated how fast medical costs would rise, and how many seniors would actually use the benefits.
Many once-prominent sellers of long-term-care insurance are in full retreat.  Five of the

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Meicare and the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Many thanks to Maria Browne at Elmwood at the Shawhan for inviting Jane and me to present a program at Elmwood to discuss the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA" or “Obamacare”) on Medicare benefits for seniors.  The ACA has, of course, been in the news and will be more so as 2014 approaches and several large components of the ACA are to be implemented.

What we found in our research is that the ACA's impact on Medicare can be seen at two levels.  On the first level, Medicare benefits

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Nursing Home Checklist

Many of our clients have a family member or friend who may be in need of nursing home care.  Selecting the right facility is an important decision.  The official website for Medicare has a checklist that can be very helpful to make the selection process easier.  The checklist can be found at .

Posted by Jane Dell


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Welcome to our blog!

We are excited about launching our blog as part of our new website,  The blog will be a place for us to share news and information on topics such as estate planning, elder law, business law and real estate. 

We  hope that you find lots of  helpful information on our website and our blog.  And, as always, if you have questions or concerns, or if there is a topic you would like to know more about, please let us know.  We are here to help!

Posted by Jane Dell and Paul Burtis

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Dell Burtis Law is located in Tiffin, Ohio and assists clients throughout Seneca, Sandusky, Huron, Crawford, Wyandot, Hancock and Wood County, Ohio, with legal matters relating to Estate Planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney), Elder Law (medicaid and nursing home planning), Business Law (formation, succession and purchases/sales) and Real Estate (titles, closings, agreements and easements).