Care for the people that matter most
Plan for the future ahead
Prepare for your healthcare needs
Create your estate plan
Prepare for retirement
In Crisis Planning
Special Needs Planning

Winkler Legal, LLC is a central Ohio law firm focused on legal issues facing senior citizens, families, and disabled individuals. With over 20 years of legal experience, attorney Dirk Winkler has the experience and knowledge to help you solve the most complex legal issues and challenges. Please contact us to see how we may help you and your family face the future with certainty.

Long Term Care Planning

We provide comprehensive legal services involving long term care planning including asset protection and qualifying for Ohio Medicaid assistance with skilled nursing care costs. We pride ourselves on helping families and elders navigate the myriad of federal and state regulations affecting your long-term healthcare needs.

Estate Planning

Regardless of your assets, a well-thought-out estate plan provides peace of mind knowing that you and your loved ones will be taken care of no matter what the future brings.  We provide comprehensive estate planning services to clients of all ages and familial circumstances.

Probate and Estate Administration

Administering an estate can be complex endeavorWe provide full-service probate and estate administration legal services to help you navigate the many challenges posed by administering a loved one’s estate.


If a loved one is unable to care for themselves, a Guardianship proceeding may be necessary. Often, a physical disability or lack of mental capacity requires a third party, a “Guardian” to be appointed to manage financial affairs and/or arrange medical care and treatment.

Special Needs Planning

Planning for loved one with special needs requires consideration of their current and future financial, housing, and medical services needsWe work closely with parents, Guardians and family members to ensure that your loved one’s needs will be met going forward.

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Stepparent Adoptions

Frequently a stepparent will take over the primary parenting role of the biological parent. It is very important to hire a law firm with experience representing stepparents and biological parents going through a stepparent adoption proceeding.  

Family Law

Ending a marriage can be very stressful – and it is our job to make it less stressful. We represent clients in contested divorces, marriage dissolutions, and legal separation proceedings. Most of our family law proceedings are based on a flat fee arrangement, which provides you with certainty as to the cost.

Seminars and Trusted Resources

With knowledge and foresight, we assist our clients in being involved and informed in their unique decision-making process. We offer a wealth of information including videos, detailed blog postings on hot topics, informational articles, and comprehensive seminars to educate our clients. If you have any questions, we offer free consultations to discuss your personal needs. 

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Medicaid Home Care

Traditionally, Medicaid has paid for long-term care in a nursing home, but because most individuals would rather be cared for at home and home care is cheaper, all 50 states now have Medicaid programs that offer at least some home care. 

Can You Put a Surveillance Camera in a Nursing Home Room?

Technological advances have made it easier to stay connected with loved ones all the time. This has included the ability to install cameras in a loved one's nursing home room. These so-called “granny cams” have legal and privacy implications.