Jay T. Seeger
Firm: Seeger & Forbes
Address: 106 N. 9th Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
University: Purdue University, B.S., 1974, Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, J.D., cum laude, 1978
Admitted: 1978, Indiana and U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana; 1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1983, U.S. Supreme Court; 1999, Florida
Biography: 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."