Janet L. Lowder: Past Speaking Engagements & Activities

2009 Boy Scouts of America, Greater Cleveland Council, “Special Needs Trusts and Medicaid Planning” NAMI – Lorain County, “Legal Needs of the Mentally Ill: Benefits, Guardianship, Special Needs Trusts” United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, “Special Needs Planning” Maple Heights Senior Center, “Advance Directives” CEVEC Parent Alumni, “Housing Alternatives” KeyBank Trust Officers, “Special Needs Trusts” CEVEC Transition […]

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Elena A. Lidrbauch: Past Speaking Engagements & Activities

2009 Lorain County Bar Association, “Medicaid Eligibility” 2008 Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities, “Trusts, Guardianships, & Social Security Disability” In-Service Lorain County Bar Association Probate Group Prader-Willi Syndrome Group 2007 LEAP, “Disclosure”

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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)

Janet L. Lowder and Elena Lidrbauch are members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), a non-profit professional association dedicated to improving the quality, availability and delivery of legal services to seniors and people with special needs. NAELA sponsors continuing legal education programs and provides publications, educational materials, and mentoring to its members, as well as […]

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Examples of Estate Planning Documents

Last Will & TestamentA Last Will & Testament determines who will administer your estate upon your death. It also dictates who receives your assets. Durable General Power of AttorneyA Durable General Power of Attorney (POA) is a wonderful tool that can be used to avoid a possible Guardianship action being filed in the Probate Court […]

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Examples of Personalized Trusts

Medicaid Payback Trusts or Special Needs TrustsTypically, Medicaid Payback Trusts (also called “Special Needs Trusts”) are funded by assets received from a personal injury settlement, jury award, or inheritance. The beneficiary of a Medicaid Payback Trust must be under 65 when the trust is established, and must meet the definition of disability under the Social […]

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