Elder Law Talks – Powers of Attorney

Hickman & Lowder Co., L.P.A. is excited to continue our Elder Law Talks series. Our short videos are designed to help you expand your awareness, reduce your stress and redefine what is possible as you advocate for your loved one.

On This Week’s Episode: Powers of Attorney

Elder Law Attorney David Banas breaks down powers of attorney, he discusses two main types and how important they are when caring for loved ones.

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Special Needs Insights – Retirement Planning

Hickman & Lowder Co., L.P.A. is excited to continue our Special Needs Insights series. Our short videos are designed to help you expand your awareness, reduce your stress and redefine what is possible as you advocate for your loved one.

This Week’s Insight: Planning for Retirement

Attorney Ethan Welch provides tips on planning for retirement when you have an adult child with a disability.

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Special Needs Insights Volume 2

Hickman & Lowder Co., L.P.A. is excited to continue our Special Needs Insights series. Our short videos are designed to help you expand your awareness, reduce your stress and redefine what is possible as you advocate for your loved one.
This week, Attorney Ethan Welch dives into trust options for families with adult children with special needs as they plan ahead.

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Hickman & Lowder Presents Elder Law Talks, Do I Need a Will?

Hickman & Lowder Co., L.P.A. is excited to present its new Elder Law Talks series. We will regularly be sharing short videos to help you expand your awareness, reduce your stress and redefine what is possible as you advocate for your loved one.

This week’s episode: Do I Need a Will?

In our first episode of Elder Law Talks, Attorney David Banas addresses the one question he is asked every time he meets a potential client ..

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Your COVID-19 Practical Preparedness Plan

The COVID-19 pandemic is difficult for all of us.  Economic, psychological, and most important, physical health is on the top of everyone’s mind during just about all waking hours.  We must stay strong for our vulnerable and remember that with the right preparedness and planning, this too shall pass.

Estate plans are vitally important to our overall preparedness and peace of mind.  Any preparedness plan involves ensuring that Health Care and Financial Powers of Attorney and Last Will and Testaments are updated and reflect your desires.  In these uncertain times, there are questions of whether our responses are alarmist or practical.  As part of your practical preparedness plan, you may ask yourself:

  • Am I prepared with my documents if I become hospitalized?
  • Does my current plan do what I want it to?
  • Has the law changed since I last updated my documents?
  • Has my family changed since I last updated my documents?

A Health Care Power of Attorney is one of the more important documents you can have during this time.  This is the document with which you appoint one person, and then one substitute person, to make your health care decisions for you when you are no longer able to do so yourself.  If you don’t have one, or need to change the one you do have, now is the time to get this done.

A HIPAA Authorization Form is another important part of your plan.  This document allows you to waive your privacy rights, thereby allowing your loved

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