Local author’s book explains how to avoid costly estate and elder law mistakes

By FLTN Staff

Debbie Papay NEW Clipped HS June 2014 (Small)This month Maumee attorney Debbie J. Papay is celebrating local distribution of the 2,000th copy of her book, Blooper Episodes in Estate Planning and Elder Law: Lessons From Prime Time TV. Her book uses humor and nostalgia to help the public understand complex legal issues in short, simple, easy-to-read story form. She uses popular 1950s to1960s TV shows and creates imaginary episodes to tell real mistakes she’s seen made by real people in her three decades of practicing law. Debbie shows what really can and actually does happen as a result of failing to have an effective estate and disability plan in place, or as a result of bad advice, bad planning, do-it-yourselfing and outdated documents. She also shows how estate planning has changed through the years to include newer disability planning and the protection of one’s assets as well as one’s loved ones.

Debbie’s book has been so successful in educating people in plain English about risks and offering solutions that other attorneys around the country are distributing copies of “Bloopers” to their clients. This book can be found from California to Massachusetts, and from Minnesota to Mississippi, helping people make right decisions to avoid the pitfalls of today’s financial, tax, legal and health care realities. Attorney Papay will also be using “Bloopers” as the free textbook provided in a class she is teaching this fall at the Arrowhead Campus of Owens Community College: “Estate and Disability Planning for 18 to 108.”

Debbie will be providing FREE copies of her book to the first 10 people who request it mentioning First Local Toledo. To find out if you are among the first 10, call Bayer, Papay & Steiner Co., LPA, at 419-891-8884. Lucky recipients can plan to pick up their autographed book between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays at 1925 Indian Wood Circle at Tomahawk, Suite A, Maumee, across from the Toledo Area Humane Society.