Dear Clients and Referral Partners,

A little earlier today, we released the September 2020 Client E-Newsletter from R. F. Meyer & Associates.

This edition carries four informational articles that should be of interest to our clients – on how Coronavirus will affect Social Security, on reverse mortgages, on the various nursing home rating systems, and on transferring Medicare and Medicaid plans when you move from one state to another.

If somewhat of a departure from past editions, I also included an additional article: My own personal endorsement of Franklin County Probate Judge Robert G. Montgomery for re-election.

Montgomery has been an excellent probate judge and court administrator for the last 10 years, as he was an excellent Franklin County Recorder for the 10 years before joining the bench, and I felt very comfortable endorsing his re-election in my normal introduction article.

If you didn’t receive it by email, you can download the full newsletter in PDF form from our website at this link. I hope you find the information valuable, and again, I hope you consider voting for Judge Montgomery this fall.

Here is the text from the full endorsement in the newsletter:

Probate Judge Montgomery deserves re-election vote

I’ll depart here from our normal newsletter format for a special endorsement: I urge you to vote for the re-election of Franklin County Probate Court Judge Robert G. Montgomery Nov. 3.

Judge Montgomery seeks re-election to the job he has ably held for the last 10 years, running the largest single-judge jurisdictional court in Ohio. As the Franklin County Probate Judge, he is responsible for the probate needs of the approximately 1.4 million people of Franklin County. That involves managing 8 full-time magistrates, 2 part-time magistrates, 4 special magistrates, and a staff of approximately 50.

Our law office often deals with Judge Montgomery and his Franklin County Probate Court staff to serve the needs of our clients. I find him to be an outstanding jurist and excellent administrator in this critically important post for our Elder Law practice.

I’m far from alone in this assessment. His innovative programs and services have been recognized with more than a dozen statewide awards from court systems, mental health agencies and social services organizations.

Prior to his current stint of service to the Probate Court, Judge Montgomery was elected three times and served for 10 years as Franklin County Recorder, another important post for us at R. F. Meyer & Associates. I can attest that he handled those Recorder duties with administrative excellence and innovation as well.

Probate race at bottom of ballot

Another concern helps prompt this unusual endorsement of a political candidate by our law practice: In Franklin County, the Probate Judge race this fall appears at the very end of a very long ballot.

There are 38 candidate races and 24 ballot issues to be decided Nov. 3. The ballot begins with the Presidential race and ends with the Probate Court Judge race, where Judge Montgomery is opposed by attorney Jeff Mackey, seeking his first election to the bench.

Montgomery’s quality public service will earn him my vote, and my perseverance to get to the end of that huge ballot.

He has done an excellent job and deserves another term. I urge all our clients and friends who live in Franklin County to consider retaining his service. Please vote to re-elect Robert G. Montgomery as Franklin County Probate Court Judge Nov. 3.


Richard F. Meyer, Esq.

Contact R. F. Meyer & Associates if we can be of assistance with any of your Elder Law, Estate Planning,, or Probate Law matters. You can reach us by calling our Worthington offices at 614-407-7900, sending an email to Info@ElderLaw.US or just filling our the Contact Us form on our website at ElderLaw.US/Contact.