Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA)

Hickman & Lowder attorneys Janet L. Lowder and Elena A. Lidrbauch are certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. Elder Law is a legal specialty which has been formally recognized by a few states, including Ohio. To apply for certification, an attorney must have been practicing Elder Law at least five years. The […]

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FAQ: Estate Planning

What is an estate? What are the main reasons for estate planning? What types of documents can make up an estate plan? What is a Will? Why should I have a Will? What is a Durable General Power of Attorney? What is a Health Care Power of Attorney? What is a Living Will Declaration? What […]

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FAQ: Medicaid Planning

What are the basic asset rules of Medicaid eligibility? Are there any penalties for transferring assets? Are there any exceptions to the Transfer Penalty? Is there an application process? Do I have to pay Medicaid back? What are the basic asset rules of Medicaid eligibility? In Ohio, Medicaid is administered by the Department of Job […]

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FAQ: Elder Law

What do Elder Law attorneys do? What is Elder Law? What areas are involved in Elder Law? Why Is Elder Law important? What is the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys? What do Elder Law attorneys do? Elder law attorneys help their clients and their families deal with issues that affect people due to long […]

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