Ms. Pauken also advises and advocates for children with special educational needs, to help them obtain the services they need in order to thrive. She assists their parents with guardianships, conservatorships, and special needs trusts, along with general estate planning. Meg provides assistance to families throughout the probate process, as well.
Meg is a frequent speaker on the topics of Elder Law and Estate Planning. When she is not working with clients, Meg spends time with her husband, daughters, and dog camping and hiking.
Ms. Pauken draws on over 20 years of experience as a lawyer to provide wise and compassionate advice, unique to each client’s personal and family situation. Ms. Pauken started her career in a small firm, in general practice. Later she settled into family law, which included estate planning and probate, as well.
As a family law attorney, Ms. Pauken focused on a collaborative practice model, working with families to negotiate the best possible resolution in difficult circumstances. Over time, her practice has shifted to the planning aspect of representing families. Ms. Pauken helps her clients plan for the preservation and distribution of their assets, often through the use of trusts. She advises clients when a spouse or elderly family member is facing admission to a nursing home or long-term care facility, helping them navigate the often-confusing world of Medicaid eligibility and asset preservation.
Case Western Reserve School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1990
Certification in Mediation, Cleveland Mediation Center, Cleveland OH