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Elder Law

Attorney Jay Seeger

The peace of mind that comes from having a sound care and estate plan in place for yourself or your loved ones is simply immeasurable. Yet, even beyond that, Seeger & Forbes clients find an intangible benefit from working with Jay. It is a unique comfort knowing that Jay has walked in your shoes.

Throughout his career, beginning in 1978, Jay has always been involved in planning and other aspects of elder law. But in the last several years, having to care for his late father, stricken with cancer, then his mother after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Jay naturally narrowed his focus to elder law.

Experience You’ll Need

“Having seen both sides and experienced the realities of aging first hand, I believe that I have developed a well-rounded and understanding perspective. I have seen what happens to people who need nursing home care, but have not planned for that possibility. I have had people come to me too late in the process. When that happens it is very hard to tell them that I could have helped them if they had only come to see me 12 months or even 6 months sooner. On the other hand, there is nothing more satisfying than being able to help someone get the care that they truly need.”

Insight You’ll Value

“Take Medicaid, for example. I’ve had married couples come in who have been advised that they need to reduce themselves to near poverty to qualify. Well, that just isn’t true. With careful planning, a spouse in a nursing home can receive needed care while the spouse who is still at home does not have to give up everything that they worked for during their lives.”

Lifetime Support You’ll Appreciate

“Many call it an estate plan, but I think of it as a life plan, not just something that says what happens to your property when you’re gone. But, more importantly, it helps ensure that you live the life that you want while you are still here. And I’m here to help, even for simple advice on how to handle aspects of being a caregiver that are not necessarily legal in nature. Just call me. And when the situation demands, I’m wherever you need me to be…your home, a care facility, wherever.”

Jay Seeger

• Purdue University

• Cum Laude graduate, Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis

• Licensed to practice law in all state courts in Indiana and Florida

• Admitted to practice in U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7thCircuit, and U.S. District Courts for northern and southern Indiana

• Registered Civil Mediator

• Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation

• National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

• Charter Member, ElderCounsel

• American Bar Association

• Indiana State Bar Association

• The Florida Bar

• Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

• Tippecanoe County Bar Association

• Greater Lafayette Estate Planning Council

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Indiana Super Lawyer

Jay has repeatedly earned this prestigious annual peer-review designation three times. Indiana Super Lawyers are selected by a Law & Politics Media sponsored survey of 14,000 Indiana attorneys. Only 5 out of every 100 attorneys earn this designation.

Volunteer Lawyer of the Year

For his service with the Tippecanoe Adult Guardianship Service, Jay was named a volunteer lawyer of the year in 2009 by the Indiana District 4 Pro Bono Corp.

Community Service

• Serves on board of directors for Lafayette Transitional Housing

• Frequently lectures for the Small Business Development Center  and the Alzheimer’s Association

• Active with the Purdue UniversityPlanned Giving Committee

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