March Virtual Events

We’ve created our March virtual events with you in mind!

Planning for your future right now can be confusing and overwhelming, and it’s not always easy to anticipate the needs of older family members or loved ones with a disability. Our complimentary virtual programs will cover estate planning, communication with family, care advocacy, legal options and more.

We hope you’ll join our virtual discussions for support and guidance as you plan for the years ahead, and advocate on your loved one’s behalf.

Check out our programs below!
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Medicaid for Beginners: 5 Facts about Ohio Medicaid

Everyone has heard of Medicaid. It is one of the largest health insurance providers in Ohio and covers individuals and families who don’t have insurance and can’t afford to buy it. More than 2.9 million people in Ohio get health insurance through Medicaid every year. But did you know that Medicaid is much more than health insurance for the poor? Here are five facts about Medicaid that might surprise you.

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Should I Share My Estate Planning Information with My Family?

When establishing your estate plan, you generally review your assets with an attorney. This ensures you create a plan according to your wishes. Your attorney will review things like beneficiary designations to determine those designations follow your requests and provide advice on the estate plan most appropriate for your assets. The question that then arises is should I share this information with my family?

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Welcome Attorney George O. Aljoe

We are delighted to announce that Attorney George O. Aljoe has joined the firm.  He will concentrate his practice on elder law, particularly Medicaid planning, as well as general estate planning, asset protection, guardianships and probate.

George comes to Hickman & Lowder with several years of elder law experience, where he successfully helped clients navigate the Medicaid application process and ensured they received the dignified long-term care they needed. George graduated from Ohio University in 2005 with a degree in History and earned his law degree in 2015 from the University of Akron School of Law.

George is a member of the Stark County Bar Association Elder Law Committee, and he lives in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, with his wife Ellyn and daughter Rose.

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Thoughtful Estate Planning Brings Protection and Peace of Mind

Estate planning begins with an exercise of the mind – an uncomfortable internal question and answer session.  What happens to my assets when I die?  Who will manage my money if I’m in the hospital or a nursing home?  For many, answering these questions is difficult and uncomfortable.  Sometimes people don’t have relatives to leave their assets with or to name as a power of attorney.  Sometimes they have relatives, but they can’t trust them or don’t get along with them.

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Estate Planning Misconceptions

Many people are under the misconception that “estate planning” is primarily drafting a last will and testament; however, it’s much more than that. As part of estate planning, you’ll consider durable general (financial) powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, living wills, guardianships and more. Estate planning is more than planning for your death; it is also planning for your future.

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